…Every month or so, I add a list of current crushes, favorites, and inspiration:

What will you discover if you look?

What will you discover if you look?


FEBRUARY 2012-APRIL 2012
Lists of Note, throwing snowballs for the Clover, wearing heeled clogs, ‘Pedestrian’ cappuccinos with cayenne and maple syrup from this cafe, COLOSSAL ART & DESIGN”, listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,Emiliana Torrini, and Gotye.

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OCTOBER 2011 – FEBRUARY 2012
The really cool people I follow on TWITTER. The Talks. Line Juhl Hansen’s studio + works in progress. The potential of green drinks. Misty Mawn’s Instagram photos. And YOU.

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JULY – OCTOBER 2011
Kinfolk magazine, finishing my manuscript, dark chocolate with sea salt, All Sorts, walking barefoot, learning to take pictures with my SX-70, and surviving my summer semester.

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APRIL – JULY 2011
Currently crushing on… pinterest, the exquisite artwork of Andre Petterson, eating almonds + honey on toast; wearing flats + leggings + skirts; this typeface, Stereogum, and finishing the semester with grace.

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FEBRUARY 2011-MARCH 2011
Keeping my fingers crossed and dreaming BIG; the aesthetic at roost; this artist’s work work; running again; and some new mud season tunes.//previously//

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JANUARY 2011-FEBRUARY 2011
Making orangettes, learning to snowboard, baking cinnamon swirl bread, grapefruit lip balm and cardinals at the bird feeder, Print Is Not Dead, and these tunes.>>

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NOVEMBER 2010-DECEMBER 2010 finishing the semester; NaBloPoMo; making gingerbread; making connections; taking pictures of telephone poles; these boots; these birds; and black licorice

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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2010
Currently into autumn bonfires; music for making things; the amazing writing at Milk & Ink, the innumerable possibilities of digital media, Hannah’s photos (& food)…and finding delight and wonder in the slow moments of making homemade bread.

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JULY-AUGUST 2010
Some songs for summer.
My new studio and the book as it is unfolding, this photo;, this writing; re-reading Joan Diddon’s essays, this mix lemon soap, evenings, optimism, and the August Break

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MAY-JUNE 2010
Every single thing on this blog.Teuxdeux (unbelievably awesome, right?) Wanting to tryOmmwriter (kind of loving the silence and the clickity-clack of keys with my noise canceling headphones on.

Also, I am hopelessly addicted to bookmarking on Tumblr.

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MARCH-APRIL 2010
The imminence of apple blossoms, a daily collection of the things that inspire me; spring running, CTFU, the phrase I am lavishly applying to my own state of affairs whenever angst or procrastination hit; morning pages, the awesomeness of 8 tracks, Layer Cake , and wearing flip flops again.

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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010
Learning to ask for the things that matter most. The unphotographable (gorgeous!). Wet snow and early spring skiing. Being brave. Conversations in the dark. And this quote (from one of my favorite books as a teenager.)

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2010
This moment. Going for it.

Unexpected photography. Skiing. Audio books. The Millions.
Also: Watch this.

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DECEMBER 2009
gathering images; twinkling lights; slowing down; baking gingerbread cookies, being the advent fairy, making fresh pasta, and finishing my novel… Also this blog (still); this one (especially this), and this one… this book( (just finished), and this one (just starting), and David Foster Wallace’s, “All That”.

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NOVEMBER 2009
Writing. Time management. Doing pull ups. And coveting this letterpress, these, these, and these all in red.

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OCTOBER 2009
Writing morning poems, these whimsical little characters, telling stories on the way to school, robot costumes, cider doughnuts, missing friends & making friends, this photo inspiration,
making this pizza
, and trying to get back in the groove.

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SEPTEMBER 2009
Listening to poems, making friends, attending weddings, baking, feeling wistful, fairy tales, telling stories about pirates and mice, and building a tree fort. Also writing.

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JULY-AUGUST 2009
Currently into: 4 mile runs, setting goals, reading this book, teaching Bean to swim, learning to make pasta, small art, and writing like a madwoman.

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JUNE 2009
Currently into: baking bread, reading this book, and this one; local honey; this decadent ice cream, planning camping trips, going barefoot, getting tan lines, and making lists.

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APRIL-MAY 2009 Currently into…Reading the New Yorker cover to cover every week. *
Ordering new baby chicks. Root beer, sea salt, and aged balsamic. Get Real Lemon Soap. *
These milk & honey candies. * These sandwiches. This idea *
This menu plan.* And These.

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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2009
Currently I am into…* helping Bean write paper mail * growing orchids
* reading these stories every week, this book, and finishing this one
* planning the garden & ordering seeds
* making mobiles * This music for March
…and wishing spring were already here.

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JANUARY 2009
Currently I am into my MacBook Air, watching birds at the feeder; photographing falling snow; these gorgeous clothes for the babe; this lotion; diapers by mail; warm mist humidifiers; painting in old books; and reading this one.

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FALL 2008
Currently I am into… listening to Leonard Cohen while I paint, reading this book while in a circle of lamplight on the couch, this author’s short stories, dangly earrings, accordion players on street corners, chai tea lattes, Splendid Table, and this.

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SUMMER 2008
Currently into… windy nights, blue paint on the walls, my small boy sleeping through the night in his bed, sunflowers, watermelon from the garden, and summer peaches.

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MARCH-MAY 2008
Currently I am into cupcakes, Shutter Sisters, living perfectly, cat naps, snowshoeing, holding hands, making schedules, making lists, reading this book, this one, and this one, and wishing I were rock star enough to play Ultimate.

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 2008
Currently I’m into learning how to ski; reading this book, this one; and this one; having whispered conversations in the dark after putting Bean to bed; signing up for a climbing class with my guy; eating raspberry gelato; and doing art everyday in January.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 2007
Currently I’m into these photos; this music; running; pressing leaves; doing the sun salute; these poems; and taking evening walks.

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SEPTEMBER-LATE OCTOBER 2007
Currently I’m into sending paper mail; making bonfires; buying polka dot flannel sheets; painting zebras; procrastinating; grilling wild apples; contemplating these rain boots; and eating breakfast.

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JULY-AUGUST 2007
Currently I’m into watching street performers; farmers market strawberry jam; this collection of short stories; wishing this show would start already; and running in early autumn rain storms.

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JUNE-JULY 2007
Currently I’m into eating artichokes with lemon butter, Alice Munro, raspberry lemonade, these yellow Crocs, and following these recipes.

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