Tuesday, September 29, 2009

cumpleaños countdown

it is my birthday tomorrow!
even though i am getting insanely old (turning 23 is kinda unfathomable right now, i am a grownup?), i love birthdays. i have been alive and well for another year. i am given things like pie and chimay and sugar skulls and teapots and small harmless explosives. i get to have a little party and celebrate becoming alive. fall is the best time to be born.
here's what i have been up to right on the edge of 23:

going through and looking at what i was up to at this time last year. last year i was a radish.

now it's tea and mountain streams.
love, rebecca

p.s. a good song to be 23 to, or be anything to.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

little fall peak sounds

what is your current obsession?

mountains, the history of séances, making vegetable soups.

what are you wearing now?
a dark blue sweater, a soft skirt with little red flowers printed on it, and little oatmeal wool socks.

do you nap a lot?

who was the last person you hugged?
my little brothers chris and peter.

if you were a tree, what tree would you be?
a hazelnut tree! (according to my tree horoscope.)

what's for dinner?
minestrone soup and an apple.

what was the last thing you bought?

diving for sunken treasure by jaques yves cousteau
what are you listening to right now?

what is your favorite weather and why?
stormy rain rain rain. good thing i live in portland! i love all weather but i do love rain. i also love crisp, sunny mornings after a huge storm, that's the best weather.

what time do you usually wake up?
it is sporadic. i wish i had a normal sleep schedule but i don't, i never have in my whole life which is bad. i never can sleep longer than 5 hours so i always look like a tired little raccoon.

what is your most challenging goal right now?
painting as a job and being a good egg.

if you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
a secluded and rural coastal region of the pacific northwest. i would grow so many vegetables.

3 dream vacation spots:
finland, iceland, france

what movies can you watch over and over?
masculin feminin, rushmore, harold and maude, valerie and her week of wonders, home movies of my family
*julianna just reminded me that we can also watch room with a view over and over.*

what is your favourite tea?
lavender with chamomile, lavender with earl grey, fresh mint from my tiny garden, lemon lift.

what are you reading right now?
bed by tao lin
a collection of essays by mark twain
the book of issaiah

what is your current guilty pleasure?
my alarmingly high consumption of peanut butter on a weekly basis and chewing on pencils.

where is the landscape of your mind?
i do not know. maybe on top of a tree looking at everything.

you have one wish:
to have everyone and everything get better in all the ways we need to.

what are your answers?

Monday, September 14, 2009

no one does it like you

despite gallons of airborne, soup, eating tons of oranges and washing my hands constantly, i have caught my first cold of the season! it was bound to happen i suppose. ugh, of course it would happen right when i am going to be my most busy and worried :( on the plus side i have these new supplies which make things a little better. tape and pencils make everything better, and mistakes fixable.

i've also been writing a lot lately. i think my new booklet will be done and ready for printing by my birthday (end of the month, YES), and paintings all done by mid october! i will also update my etsy again sometime in between then. chugga chugga choo choo!

this makes me so so so happy. i sing it all the time.

Friday, September 4, 2009

summer wrapup

my very fast, quiet summer in a few fleeting moments. my work desk, cake, portland roses, ponds, my mama's visit and picnics, and gardening.

and my new fall song.
today graham and i ate breakfast sandwiches with tomatoes and basil and made tea with the lemon balm and mint, all from our garden. i am officially in full blown painting flip out mode and it feels good.

love, rebecca