Blogging when I should be packing. Painting when I should be cooking. I love doing the opposite of what I should be doing. If it sounds better than the thing on my "to-do" list I go in that direction. If a meteor hits at least I will have had my fun first.
More transfers. More writing. When the stress level rises I write more. It helps me cope with change.
Happy St. Paddy's Day. My special holiday. I've always liked the idea of luck.
Yesterday I spent the day with an old, beloved friend. Back in the day we camped on the Oregon coast. We didn't have a tent so we slept in the back of my Volvo station wagon and cooked hot dogs over an open fire. We met at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts where we were passionate printmakers. We went salmon fishing together off the Oregon coast (she caught one!) and shared our secrets.
I wrote about Susan Rostow and her incredible Akua Inks here and the years have only deepened my love and respect for her. It was fun to compare notes about our children, husbands, our lives since we last saw each other. She live in NYC now in a life that seems both exotic and productive. Maybe I will visit her there. So many dreams. Friends at the center of every one.
See you after the weekend. Malibu, here I come! xo