The Long Way Home

January 18, 2011, 7:24 AM
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I resolved this winter  to actually do things besides lounging around in my union suit watching Netflix. Jeff and I have been roller skating a few times, and this past Friday we went night sled riding with a group of friends near a house that looks like a castle. It was pitch-dark in the snow bowl and nineteen degrees, and I wore layers of wool tights, tees and sweaters and a skirt. But I got a lovely rush of warmth as I coasted down a giant hill on a plastic blue disk, laughter echoing in the street somewhere above me. I’ve also started a photo project documenting our home through objects and self-portraiture. As winter settled in after months of road trips, I panicked.  I didn’t have any photos left to post , and we haven’t had a scanner so I could scan vintage photos from our collection; I re-imagined where we lived. I love sleeping in the kitchen and reading in a library on the other side of a curtain from where Jeff makes guitars. All the flea market finds are becoming more like family to me. The project is a personal journey and I’m excited to see where it takes me.



jeff's works in progress


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It’s funny how we can live surrounded by objects that we no longer see. I like the fact that you’re bringing them to the light, giving them a moment of re-appreciation, a chance to tell their stories.

And the guitars, they look like they’re having fun already.


Comment by eyegillian

The guitars are definitely having fun, along with the man who makes them!

Re-examining the familiar is what I try to do when I can’t travel too.


Comment by Lisa

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