Sleepy Sunday

I have been enjoying my life so much this past week. Way too much enjoyment of life for the past couple of weeks actually. I got two letters from friends, Margaret and Jody, in southern California and wrote them back this week. I saw David Sedaris with Dan on Thursday. I went to fun shindig at some friends' house on Friday night with Alex, I rode Justin's bike and remembered how much I love biking around Seattle and how i really need a good road bike. Katie and Dan and I went to the Seattle zoo yesterday which was so awesome, I love bears so much. And I have a new fascination with lions and orangutans. Today I went to church at 9am with Kelsey at Grace, the most amazing community of spiritual and contemplative creatives. And now i'm resting before delving into Math homework, rock climbing at 4 with Micah, dinner then collaborating with Alex on a design/illustration project. oh and I have busy boring stuff to do too. But I am just dang happy about all the cool stuff I have been up to lately.

Quiz Time:

1.What is your current obsession?

singing "Train Song" by Vashti Bunyan thanks to Margaret's recommendation that I try playing it.

and daydreaming a lot, as usual

2. What are you listening to?

3. What is your favorite food?

at the moment I have really been craving curried chicken, lentils, anything with cumin or cinnamon.

4. Favorite smell?

Mountain air, dirt, fresh rain, eucalyptus trees, spicy food,
my perfume: "For Her" by Narciso Rodruiguez
as described on their site...
For Her
: Musc is at the heart of For Her. The fragrant harmony of the musc expresses itself through three pulsations; honey flower, radiant amber, and tactile wood. This fragrant harmony develops gently and slowly, rounding out into the warm tones of sunkissed skin, dusted in a soft, velvety sensuality.
Notes:Honey Flower, Solar Musk, Orange Blossom, Osmanthus, Amberlyn, Vanilla, Tactile Musk, Tactile Woods, Vetiver.

Warm. Sensual. Feminine.

5. What are you wearing today?

a short dark purple & colorful floral floaty dress
brown tight skinny pants
a black/grey velvet blazer from Diesel that I bought in high school
my Tibetan mala beads from my cousin
silver and blue earrings that my Dad got in Istanbul
5 gold and silver rings
dark red/brown nail polish
dark eye make up and hair in a low side bun, and my favorite perfume

6. Why is today special?
because I think I might actually have a few hours of alone time
I might go rock climbing
I am going to work on Illustrations for Alex's project

7.What would you like to learn to do?
be fluent in French, re-learn French...
learn some new songs for my mountain dulcimer
learn some more instruments, thoroughly: piano, banjo, mandolin, drums

8. What's the last thing you bought?

a ticket to the Seattle Zoo with Katie and Dan
I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove animals!
my favorites were the Brown Bears

9. What is your most challenging goal right now?

doing well in my Math class and figuring out how to pay the last $1000 balance for my last quarter of undergrad. uhg.

10. What's your must have piece for Summer?

I don't need any new clothes, just a light road bike

11. What would you like to have in your hands right now.

aw, a companion would be really nice.

12. What would you like to get rid of?

evil spirited people

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for
the next hour, where would you go?
Japan, Morocco, Nevada City to hug my family,
Helpston England to reminisce about where and how i grew up

14. What are your plans for the future?

This summer: work for the sculptor John Grade, nanny, ride bikes, rock climbing, make music, make art, study Art Theory, read lots of books
This year ahead: a continuation of summer
Next year: dream goal at the moment is to go to grad school for Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern

15. Who do you want to meet right now?

gosh... Mother Theresa, Saints from the early Christian Church, Grizzly Bear (the band), real live bears and lions (friendly ones), a companion, Joni Mitchell, Laura Veirs, Animal Collective

16. Who is your your favorite model(s)?

...hm, my roommate Anne when she models for my drawings and photography

17. Favorite label/shop?

Well I haven't been shopping in a year so i'm a little out of touch with labels and shops.
I like vintage clothing the very best.

18. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?

this coat that I have since I was in junior high!:
this shirt that was my grandmothers in the 70s:

19. Describe your personal style?

hm... eclectic and elegant with a little bit of daring? lots of layers textures, colors, warm tones.
sometimes I like feeling chic, and sometimes I like feeling kooky.

20. What are you going to do after this?

eat some soup and salad while cozied up in a blanket on my couch listening to this album:
Ane Brun "Changing of the Seasons"
21. What would you love to see come back in fashion?

velvety layered Edwardian things and wild short 20's and 30's style dresses

22. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
well I cheated on this one because I am starting a new chain from a random question list I got from this beautiful blog: Birdy & Me ... so i can't answer this one.

And now I pass this tag on to 5 other lovely ladies:


Margaret said...

Oh I love you and I love that video you made for me:) I watch it all the time!

kelsrenee said...

LOVE ane brun . . . and you

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