Monday, September 20, 2010

somewhere between here and heaven

I'm leaving today for a week of camping in El Capitan. And while I'm enjoying the sea and sand, Ian will be mixing with the bike elite in Las Vegas. I think it's the longest we have spent apart from one another since he moved back from Virginia and we fell in love.

So while I'm missing my honey, I thought I'd share with you this moment from our epic summer adventure. This one is from somewhere on the road to Wyoming.

Monday, September 13, 2010

180˚ South

I finally saw
180˚ South last night. It's half surf flick, half climbing adventure, and half plea to save the world. And the soundtrack is pretty kick ass. I recommend it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sundays are for Lovers

Last Sunday, Ian and I lived it up at the Bacara—this intensely fancy hotel just north of Santa Barbara.
We sipped cocktails on the veranda and walked the hotel's private beach path. It was pretty epic.
Some little part of me wishes we could spend every Sunday at over the top resorts. But the bigger part of me knows that Mr. C and I could have fun anywhere. And we do.

Happy Sunday to you. Hope you spend it with some one you love.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our Own American Gothic

Our American Gothic

Oh this crazy life has had me running this way and that for the last few weeks. Between all that's been going on at our home and my new job, I haven't been taking the time to bake or blog. Finally, the dust seems to be settling a bit.

My new gig is at Oak Grove, this amazing little school in Ojai. It's actually my alma mater and it's such a strange and satisfying feeling to be coming back to this place I know so well, this time as the new high school art teacher. It's sort of like a dream.

After weeks of meetings, gatherings, workshops and orientations, classes are well on their way and creativity is in full effect. Yesterday, the students and I collaborated to make our own version of American Gothic. We each drew a small part of the piece and as we finished we put them on the wall to recreate the painting.

The absolute best part of my week was seeing these wide eyed high school artists realize what they had made together. By the time all the pieces were up, everyone was gazing and admiring, snapping photos on their phones and patting each other on the back. So flippin' cool.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Elsie's & Ian

Ahhhhh. That's a sigh of contentment as I sip a Boddingtons with my honey. We're spending this Sunday late afternon moment at Elsie's--one of Santa Barbara's downtown gems.

I'm so excited to tell you about all that's going on and why I've been M.I.A. from 'The Board' for so long. Stay tuned.


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