I started this piece a few months ago but had a mental block. Last night the spark of ideas flowed so I pulled out the spray paints, leftover embroidered butterfly and assorted whatnots to complete the piece. Continue reading Chaos & Hope
What is it like to sift through 17 years’ worth of office work? I see success. Failures. Growth. I see naïveté. Optimism. Battles fought. I see the transition of a fresh-out-of-college graduate in an entry level position doing tasks she disliked to someone who made it to a position that was more suitable. I see routine. Product life cycles. Remnants of discontinued products. Countless stacks of articles that have been edited, re-edited and published. Old correspondence. Ghosts of employees past who I have banished from memory. Names long erased and barely familiar. I see emails outlining new ideas, new packages, … Continue reading Last days at the office. Part 1
You know those warnings about not wearing loose clothing near machinery? It’s true. It’s also a true statement that you should not dance near machinery. Annabel found out the hard way. Believe it or not, she was Lindy Hopping on … Continue reading Unfortunate Accident
Now that Percival Sunshine is enrolled in Creepy Doll Reform School, he is learning how to assimilate properly into society. His first class project was to create and deliver Valentine’s Day cards to his friends. He worked with his friend, … Continue reading Cookie Delivery and a Valentine’s Day Card
I spotted him at my favorite antique store in Dallas. But my friend strongly advised against purchasing the doll. In fact, very few friends and strangers supported me. An informal poll I ran that day produced the following results: 15 … Continue reading Percival Sunshine!
My friend Kurt Parten shared a link on Facebook today. It was a link to photos of ‘neatly organized things’. He added an eye-catching message to his post: “For my OCD friends…” That certainly got my attention. When I saw … Continue reading We played with bears!
Today’s Random Object Wednesday participant is Cheryl D. Parker. Click here to read her bio. I was very excited to hear she wanted to participate. She brought several items for me to photograph. I thought long and hard on how … Continue reading Random Object Wednesday: Hard to Top this Item: Part 1