I'm happy where this year has taken me. I've worked with some seriously amazing artists (above is one of the most fun collabs, with a local extraordinaire kids and adult clothing designer, Tonchi Tonchi). I'm becoming more free, learning from each project, and hopefully starting out a life long journey in something that I love.


Even though I spend the majority of my day working on the computer, I'm glad I still enjoy doing my own side projects.


Since we like to show off Oregon, visitors and waterfalls come hand in hand. This job is not a hard one. 



I've recently come to appreciate, with the help of a dear friend, how privileged & actually wonderful my life is. When my biggest worries are making sure all my leftovers are eaten and my library books are returned on time, I should be extremely grateful. This is something I am working on a daily basis.


 We went clamming in Coos Bay, and I've decided it is one of my favorite hobbies (can you call it a hobby if you've done it one weekend?) As a midwestern, every discovery on the coast is an adventure and I'm usually amazed and obnoxiously telling everyone about it.
So here I am telling you.


Our new favorite beach - 7 Devils - full of creatures, dead and alive.
(not pictured: a dead porcupine & walrus?, a baby prawn, so many agate stones, & no humans in sight!)


Imagine exploring all of this with a lot of 'what-if…. can-you-imagine…. we-could…. i'd-rather…. but-really-i-love-this-place' discussion.



At the end, there's a click-click-click-click of lids sealing and that's when you really know what success is.


Light seems to love her and she's happy to pose in it.