Tuesday, March 26th
Over the weekend, David and I made this Life-Changing Bread which had caught my eye on Pinterest. It’s basically birdseed in brick form and when it’s toasted, it’s absolutely heavenly! If you have a wheat or gluten intolerance, it might just be the life-changing (and totally easy) bread you’ve always been dreaming of.
Like a good Nudie Jeans evangelist, I’ve been diligently breaking in my raw denim 6 days a week since I bought them in early February. As a result, my wardrobe has become a lot more basic. Think button-up shirts and sturdy leather shoes, cozy knits and simple tees. With fewer outfits in my rotation, I’ve found that I also wear fewer accessories. But lately, I’ve been getting a little tired of my repetitive winter wardrobe and have been making a conscious effort to dress up my denim in different ways. Yesterday, I slipped my favourite glass ring on my finger for a little extra sparkle.
My friend Brent is a producer for the awesome TED Radio Hour on NPR. If you like learning things, give it a listen. I like listening to it when I’m illustrating, taking a walk, or executing one of my more mindless computer tasks.
Working in an open, communal office space is awesome but when I’m meeting with a potential client for the first time, I sometimes like to go somewhere where we can chat privately over a delicious cappuccino. The Royal Wells Hotel fits the bill quite nicely, plus, they have a super awesome lion and unicorn atop their building, and who doesn’t love unicorns? No one, that’s who.
I returned to the office after my meeting and totally. hit. a. wall. I haven’t been feeling well for a few days now (I’m going to pull a LiLo and say that I’m exhausted to the point where I may need medical attention) and my body was telling me to take some time to rest and relax.
After one more hour of straining to keep my eyes open, I closed the shutters and went home for a nap so I could recharge my fem-bot batteries before a simple evening out with my people.
Speaking of my people, I wanted to take a moment to share a poem my friend David Smith wrote about me before he even knew me. He noticed my shoes last night (the same ones worn here) and then shared it with me. It’s strangely poignant considering my current situation and I really love it.
There’s no place like home, she says,
gently tapping her heels three times.
But her plain brown brogues will never be
mistaken for Ruby Slippers
and home, like the past,
is a foreign country.
Next week, we’ll relive yesterday again (and more completely), but this time with Sam Marlow, a local filmmaker/writer/artist extraordinaire with an impressive body of work. Sam shot film yesterday and I’m incredibly excited to see how his photos come out. And don’t forget, if you want to contribute to Tuesday With Vous, all the information you need is right here. xx