Filed under: quote, Uncategorized | Tags: Edward Abbey, hope, refuge, wilderness
We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to set foot in it. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope…
- Edward Abbey
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bubbles, cannabis leaf, chicago flag tie dye, cubs logo tie dye, Erlenmeyer flask tie dye, fire, pouch
this shirt was 40-60% polyester – in honor of my high school chemistry professor I dyed a Erlenmeyer flask with bubbles above
double dyed Chicago flag t-shirt on front cubs baseball team c logo on back
experimentation with mandalas on stretchy but startched fabric
custom work for Northwestern NORML – leaf tie dye
cloth pouch in fire motif
Filed under: street.art, Uncategorized | Tags: portage theater, wicker park
street art in wicker park
Filed under: bizniss, color scheme inspiration, florida, naples, palate, sky, tagalong, travel, Uncategorized | Tags: 12th night masque, airplane, airport, Avicennia germinans, baggage, beach, beach chairs, black mangroves, BM, bubbles, bucket, chi-rens, clock, clouds, crab, elephant tie dye, fountain, gulf, helen keller, hibiscus, high five freedom, mangroves, misanthropy, moving walkway, naples florida airport security, ocean, palm, pelican, pneumatophores, pool, porsche, red mangroves, reserved, sand, sand dollar saga, sand piper, sand sculpture, sculpture, seagull, seaweed, SG, shells, shovel, south west, spider, spiderweb, strip, sunset, umbrellas, vegan gluten free pizza, water reflection, waves
photos are in reverse – chronological order
found a perfect sand dollar on the beach – which has never happened to me before. I was floored by this gift from the sea and carefully wrapped it in handkerchiefs and put it in a side pocket in my backpack. I tenderly transported it to the airport, at which point I had to travel through airport security as a sheeple with the other human cattle. I place my shoes, camera, phone, and empty my pockets into a bin and place my backpack behind it on the conveyor belt. As I am waiting in front to the baggage scanner entrance for someone to pat me down, a female security agent questions, “is this your bag” as she is holding it up, I nod and she says with an edge, “what do you have – rocks in here?” I replay, “as a matter of fact, I do” as she aggressively slams my back down on the side pocket right over the sand dollar. I see this happen in slow motion and as she is bringing the bag down say, “be careful there’s a sand dollar in there!” but the inertia of her attitude is already in motion and it is too late for this grumpette. She replies, “we have to run it through again”, and I nod.
As I move through the gate to the other side of the baggage screening, the pat down begins. In the midst of this event the female agent comes around to my front, holding my bag and stating, “I have to go through this, but I will just wait for you to be done”. After the pat down concludes, I move over to the ‘rifling through baggage / swiping to check for chemical traces’ area and the female agent states, “I am going to look through your bag” as she begins pulling out objects rapidly. I say, “ok, just be careful because I have a sand dollar in the side pocket”. After a few moments pulling more objects out she asks, ”where is it?” and I point to the side pocket, stating “right there”. She take out the wrappings and pokes it, saying “it’s broken”. I am stunned as she continues to finish rifling through my bag and removing each object, swiping my backpack with a white circular pad to run it through the chemical testing machine. The result comes up negative and she says, “you are free to put your things back” and I reply, maintaining my composure, “well security broke my sand dollar, is there anything I can do about that?” and she says, “we don’t know it wasn’t broken before it got here”, turning her back on me.
the take away – certain members of Naples Florida airport security seem to be misanthropists.
deceased crab with exceptional shell patterns
snazzdaggle old-skool car
mint and chocolate colo-spiration
gator outside of yabba
‘spring is here now!’
delish vegan and gluten free pizza
conceptual vases in the lobby
sunlight dazzling off the water
flutterby of sand
architecture angles and repetition
transmission experts is getting into adverts on facebook
SG custom elephant shirt for 12th night masque
black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) have small scuba nozzles (pneumatophores) that are just a touch higher then the high water mark so that the roots can breathe
details from BM custom High Five Freedom shirt
chalk street art for art’s fair in naples
s.c.’s mother (who is also a talented architect) painted this mural
below: my amiga e.r.’s Stone Soup coop
mural – apparently painted by a well known Italian artist?
the building she lives in is an old nun’s convent – complete with chapel
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Šakotis, cards against humanity, kucios, lithuanian christmas eve, lithuanian culture, lugan, Raguolis, traditional lithuanian foods
the night before xmas, in which Lithuanian families gather together and consume the same foods year after year – 12 dishes sans-meat, most containing fish, such as silkės (herring), šaltibarščiai (beet soup), and šližikai (bite-sized hard biscuits) with agounų pienas (poppy-seed milk) which also acts as a mild sedative!
plotkelės (wafers) are handed to each person and each breaks off a piece of each other’s plotkelė, wishing them a happy year
straw ornaments made from threaded string and glue abound. traditionally straw is placed under the tablecloth and the human who pulls the longest shaft is said to live the longest
mother’s xmas day spread
Šakotis / Raguolis
and some ‘Cards Against Humanity’ (thanks for introducing us to ‘em P)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: " mayan apocalypse " - not, 2012, december 21, Eucalyptus deglupta, mountain, rainbow, redwoods, santa cruz, sparklers, street art, wagon
rainbow over san fransisco on 12.21.2012
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: apples, arcata, dee dee aka doodles, faucet, hanukkah, humboldt burners, innovative sewage solution, maggie, marsh, menorah, no kick ball, pirate ship, roscoe, tire
exploring arcata’s innovative sewage solution – a series of purification marshes
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: black bear, carin, fern, huckleberries, mountain, mushrooms, northern califonia, quad, sunset spot, WWOOF
“i come from atop the mountain baby, where the people come to pray”
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: " mayan apocalypse " - not, 2012, dawning of a new cycle, december 21
we are all inextricably, interdependently linked – bound by webs of reliance not only of material exchange, but of sharing, evolution, and love – each a knot of spirit folded and condensed into the physical world, a thread of the vast fabric in which all are bound.
nothing is separate, nothing is lost. reverberations of each action echo throughout all possible universes – as above, so below. personal responsible for the energy that one takes and gives to the world is necessary through deep contemplation.
live without regret, drink deeply of this experience, evolve beyond the ease of bowing to the inertia of the situation one may find oneself in.
in each moment manifest the world one hopes for in one’s wildest dreams: a place of genuine love, compassion, where there is no fear because the root of fear is separation from the realization that we are all one in manifold forms.
: together we surthrive :
so much love, my heart overflows : aum