My inbox and social media feeds are full of "decade in review" lists and compilations, but I have to admit, this feels like any other Tuesday to me...It brings to mind the turn of the millennium, sitting in my pajamas, frustrated that my parents wanted to watch the Y2K news coverage and not the fireworks. It's hard to believe that was 20 years ago, but then again, I've always had a hard time thinking about time as something concrete and consistent. 2019 felt like three years packed into one, but 2010 feels like yesterday. Anyway, here's to new things! I hope 2020 treats you well. 
10 pics / 10 yrs
2010: On a trip home to Idaho some friends talked me into adopting one of their puppies...enter Ralphy, my best friend and constant companion. The aughts will always be the decade of this dog.
2011: I graduated from Brooks Institute and decided it was time to leave Southern California behind. I said goodbye to my college cohort, whom I still love and admire, and headed north up the coast.
2012: I started enjoying life in Seattle and joined PCNW, which will always hold a really special place in my heart. Ralph and I got a lot of great hikes in - I miss these moody mountains, forests, lakes. 
2013: More rain, more hiking, fun, loss, work, ambition, disappointment, creativity, constipation, etc. 
2014: My best friend survived a brain tumor surgery and confirmed that she's the bravest person I've ever met. It wasn't even 6 months before she was kicking my butt, backpacking up a mountain again...
2015: Somehow, I was convinced to move to NYC...Thankfully I stopped over in Montana and spent some quality time with family. If heaven exists, it's a smokeless summer on a lake in the Rocky Mountains.
2016: I lived like five lifetimes that year...and for some reason I have zero photos from my camera, only the cell phone. There was big heartbreak, even bigger love, marriage, move to Maine, Trump...oofta.
2017: A highlight/lowlight was this spring trip; a beautiful experience that I ruined by getting sun poisoning...I definitely have pictures that I haven't scanned. Oh well, they don't do it justice anyway.
2018: I rented a studio that I did not make much art in, but I took a lot of photos of this disco ball. I haven't developed any of them, but I did start asking myself: do you really need to be an artist? Maybe not. 
2019: This summer/fall in Maine was so, so beautiful, but my tender heart and skinny body couldn't handle another 6 months of we returned to New York. And now, I guess I should get to scanning...

some art I've seen and loved:

JR: Chronicles at the Brooklyn Museum is inspiring on a lot of levels. Here's a guy who puts out the work! I stayed with the 28 millimetres project for a while. I think it's really special, and I'm glad it's in Brooklyn.
The Agnes Denes retrospective at The Shed felt less like an art exhibit, and more like stepping into the laboratory of an advanced species who has been studying humanity's trajectory, making accurate predictions about our future, and designing the most beautiful, mathematical solutions to our problems. I'm still digesting it, but I feel a little bit closer to understanding our place in the cosmos, thanks to her. Plus....she would appear to be another synesthete!
reading list
Yellow: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau
Collin Hughes' Home for Now project
This study on memories + photo-taking
Happy New Year!
What are you looking forward to?
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