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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane


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

13 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, how I wish I was headed there with you ! Sounds like a true piece of paradise to me - judy and malibu...
Enjoy the travels, doing just what you are supposed to be doing in this very moment.
Much love, my friend !

gina armfield said...

Can't Wait - it's going to be soo much fun!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Yes, this sounds like me :) I always want to do the opposite of what needs to be done. Sending love to you and wishing you much fun in Malibu!
♥Jenny

ps: love all the transfers, makes me wanna play;)

Gloria said...

I too love all those transfers. Nice blog. Enjoy your trip. Thanks for sharing.

apaperbear said...

Safe travels my friend! So close but yet so far.

Lynn said...

Judy your journal pages look so rich, so full of living. Good to eat dessert first! G_d forbid you'd ever miss that! ;-)
Happy for you your wonderful catching up with friend from years ago. Have fun in Malibu!

Hollie Haradon said...

I can't wait until tomorrow! Very excited.

Stephanie Lee said...

love love love this. can't wait to talk to you! We're due for a good, long visit, dontchathink?

Malibu...ah...sunshine and warm weather. I'm SO over this wet winter thing we have going on!!

BIG hugs to you!!
oxoxxo

Seth said...

Wonderful pages as always. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Marit said...

Judy, Malibu ánd Kim (see comment on top) ... and me joining in - now that would be heaven!! Have a safe trip and a wonderful stay Judy!!

Clare Wassermann said...

Yes I always do the opposite of what needs doing most somehow. Last year I decided to dye a massive batch of fabrics the day before we were leaving for a holiday when I should have been packing.
Today I have begun an altered book, very much inspired by you, about the Spring and my new walking regime. Thank you! x

Karin Bartimole said...

what a wonderful post - your pages, your friendship, your rebellion to the 'to do list' all have left me smiling. happy travels judy! xox k

Parabolic Muse said...

Gina, I love this photos of you and your friend! I love the little bits you shared. I know you're way busy now, but I wish you the best and best. So cool! I wish I could be there.