12 March 2018

color//colour pink

monday's pink
monday's pink 
was all bubblegum 
and pink flamingos
and mostly, pretend

tuesday's pink
tuesday's pink
had nothing to do 
with parking

wednesday's pink
wednesday's pink
was a love letter
to bright pink hair 
and the sweetest pink vintage dress 
and to the girl (my girl)
who wears both

thursday's pink
thursday's pink
was a little gem of a kitchen
that I think of all the time
(all the time)

friday's pink
friday's pink
was the soundtrack
that gave 15 year-old andrea
hope

saturday's pink
saturday's pink
was the last of the pink
and the last of the color//colour
but the beginning 
of the blooms
and so much
so much everything

(color//colour lovers twenty eighteen! fini)

(thank you, all you color//colour lovers out there, and thank you to my friend and terrific color-hunting partner in crime, xanthe)

28 February 2018

color//colour green

monday's green

monday's green 
was monday's inevitability

tuesday's green

tuesday's green
was just, so much wishful thinking

wednesday's green

wednesday's green
was miraculous seventy degree weather
and the little jolt you get
when you bring home something
green and alive

thursday's green

thursday's green
was like a painting

friday's green

friday's green
was rain in the forecast
and new york
on my mind

saturday's green

saturday's green 
was the promise
of pink

next up/this week: PINK

(more color//colour lovers project info herefollow along here)

20 February 2018

color//colour red

monday's red

monday's red
was a little bit yellow
because sometimes I have trouble letting go

tuesday's red

tuesday's red 
was basquiat's red
the best red, really

wednesday's red

wednesday's red
was construction paper and leftover scraps
and, like it or not, love

thursday's red

thursday's red
had nothing to do
with thursday

friday's red

friday's red
had everything to do
with friday
(happy lunar new year, friends)

saturday's red

saturday's red 
was a little scene
I'd like to step into
again and again

this week: GREEN

(more color//colour lovers project info here, follow along here)

12 February 2018

color//colour yellow

monday's yellow

monday's yellow 
was also monday's blue 
(thus, completely serendipitous)

tuesday's yellow

tuesday's yellow
was totally february's wishful thinking

wednesday's yellow

wednesday's yellow 
was wednesday's gold
and indiana's cold 
and the open field across the street from the motel just off the interstate 
where we stayed while we said goodbye to someone we loved

thursday's yellow

thursday's yellow
was what felt like every spine of every national geographic magazine, ever
in the world

friday's yellow

friday's yellow
was the promise of a return to new york
and the scent of honey roasted peanuts 


saturday's yellow

saturday's yellow
was an unexpected love 
for tubing the color of sunshine

next up: R E D

(more color//colour lovers project info here)

04 February 2018

color//colour blue

monday's blue

monday's blue
was found at the corner of memorial and boulevard

tuesday's blue

tuesday's blue
was found in ava's room

wednesday's blue

wednesday's blue
was a gem from nola times

thursday's blue

thursday's blue
was a gem from mountain times


friday's blue

friday's blue
was friday's optimism

saturday's blue

saturday's blue
was saturday's mood

next up: yellow yellow yellow

(project info here)

28 January 2018

five, five and five



five colors, five weeks, in celebration of five years of color collecting our way through the infinite depths of winter. 

color//colour lovers (that yearly labor of collaborative color love between myself and the ever-ebullient xanthe) is on its fifth go round and every year I think maybe we're finished, maybe the project has run its course, but then, sometime around the middle of january, I hear the color calling. inevitably, an email lands in my box, or one in xanthe's, with a familiar subject line: fancy another color//colour lovers go round? 

and, who I am to say no? when color calls, I answer. every time. 

should you hear the color calling, should you find yourself wanting to answer, the invitation is open, always, to play along-- hunt color, wear color, eat color, shoot color, seek color, share color, share it wherever, whenever, here, there, everywhere. line-up as follows:

monday, january 29th-- blue
monday, february 5th-- yellow
monday, february 12th-- red
monday, february 19th-- green
monday, february 26th-- pink

(find us here, there, everywhere-- blogs, instagrams, tumblr, yada yada yada-- and before you know it, we'll be swimming in color, all of us)

30 November 2017

more is more

I like it here. I like the quiet, I like how every draft feels like a fresh piece of paper. I'd like to keep showing up here with words and photographs, I'd like to maintain the flow. I don't know if I'll be able to, but I'm going to try. I don't want to be known for my ebb. would rather be remembered for my flow.

I know I'll look back at these entries in five or ten (or even twenty) years and see myself through a terrifically specific lens and I'll be grateful for it. I think my children will too. 

thank you kindly for reading, friends. onward and upward! december, she waits. 

29 November 2017

this time last year



november 2016's sixty second photograph and if I've learned anything at all in life, it's to keep the words 'thank you' on mindful repeat. thank you, thank you, thank you.

(music by my favorite, mr. moses sumney)