Dizzy Swallows

Five Years!

June 16th, 2015 1 Comment

Incredibly, amazingly today marks five years since I began dizzy swallows! Five!

By way of commemorating the occasion, here is the very first post. My, how things have changed (and not just my taste in music)! Speaking of music, this classic has been filling my days of late. Thought you might enjoy as well.

Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me! And especially those of you who have been here since the beginning. What a joy!

More soon. Xxxx

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Summer and New Beginnings

June 21st, 2012 1 Comment

Happy summer my dears! I feel the distinct need to set this post to the soundtrack of David Bowie’s “Changes”, but will restrain myself. What a year it has been already. The tectonic plates of my life have been steadily shifting since December, and now (I hope) the quakes and tremors are beginning to subside as the landscape takes on some semblance of stillness. So. The news. Last week my year at the Gage Classical Atelier came to a close in grand style with a final show, an award (People’s Choice, baby!), and fond goodbyes.


My award winning cast drawing (heh). “Blitzkrieg”, Charcoal on Paper, 2012.

While this transition is not unmarred by sadness, it does mean I will be getting to spend some much needed time tending to my dear dizzy, which has been left to the weeds in this past year. I plan to return shortly … Continue reading

Next Steps: Gage Academy of Art

July 27th, 2011 4 Comments

I have some exciting news to share with you this morning, my dears. I’m going back to school! I’ve been waiting until everything was squared away to announce this, so now that I’m accepted and have laid down a deposit I figure it’s about as official as it gets. Beginning in September I will be a full time student at the Gage Academy of Art Classical Atelier! This program is taught by the immensely talented Seattle artist, Juliette Aristides, and runs through mid-June. I am absolutely thrilling to get back to making art full time, and so looking forward to working under the tutelage of a master artist like Juliette.

One order of business that has weighted on my mind with this impending September change is upkeep of dizzy! As a full time student, I may have to cut back on the frequency of posts, though certainly not … Continue reading

Dizzy Swallows Turns 1

June 24th, 2011

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I am generally prompt to a fault when it comes to birthdays, but today I must admit failure. Utter failure. My darlings, dizzy swallows turned 1 on June 16th and the day slipped by like any other. So it is with regret that I wish a belated birthday to dizzy, but with great pride and pleasure that I form the words “One year.” The past year has brought me so many new joys and horizons, new interests and communities. It has brought me a continuity, and a place of respite and pause. It has brought me you my dear, wonderful friends. Thank you for coming with me on this adventure, as I stumble through mud and briars towards my own little oasis. I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do, and I cherish your words and thoughts. I know dizzy has … Continue reading

Introductions

June 16th, 2010

…to me

I’m one of those weird people that enjoy vacuuming. My favorite flowers are peonies…or stargazer lilies, depending on my mood. Roses are good too. I am twenty-something (I’ll be damned if I’m going to update this every year and when I pass 30 no one gets to know anyway) and hate being called ma’am. I also hate being carded. I once got carded for sitting in the exit row of an airplane. Yeah, you have to be 15. The stewardess looked mildly surprised when she read my ID. I have a serious clothes addiction and need to be physically restrained in certain stores. I collect music. My laptop has a 40 GB hard drive and, until very recently, 35.9 GB of that was taken up by said collection. Currently my desert island mixed tape would include Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Ali Farke Toure and Paul … Continue reading