100 of 117 of 365

Today marks the 100th day of traveling for me in 2010.  By the end of the year with future trips dreamt up, I hope to travel 121 days in total, which ends up being 30% of the year.  I am so very thankful for all the opportunities and people I've met since I was laid off July 22, 2008.  I was so lost and discourage at that time, but I've become the woman I've always wanted to be.  I am extremely blessed.

In the spirit of thanksgiving.... these people have directly enabled my travel addiction.... Junshien, Katie Lewis, Richelle Dante, Amy Martin, Katie Martin, John K, Angelique & Ric N, Katy M, Karen S, DeShelia Spann, Erin B, Gar and Siobhan C, Erika Lindroth, Danny M, Eddie M, Geoff K

True Inspiration

I can really appreciate this quote. When I was in architecture school, they'd encourage us to take ideas that work from precedents and make them their own. I really miss my professors. I miss my thesis professor most. She was the greatest. She was very frank and honest. She'd tell me everything I needed to know and hear, then let me make my own decisions. Take her advice or ignore it, she didn't mind. She just provided us with all the knowledge and feedback we'd need to succeed. Karen Lange-what an awesome professor.

Original post from Fred Flare Blog

Tree Inspiration

I am really inspired by this work by Sam Spenser. I really love trees--staring at them, drawing them, photographing, sitting below them...etc. I am inspired by seeing public art installations like this one above. The bright yellow umbrellas pay homage to the fallen leaves that were once on the tree, but simultaneously give a vibrant sort of life back to it's leafless limbs.

These pictures were taken by warholuva and originally posted on Apartment Therapy