a little early to call it but today
felt like the first day of summer.
i spent the day in jeans and
longsleeves putting finishing touches
on a 12'x46'
i've been building. it was hot!
luckily, igor had the prescription
for beating the heat so we
packed up the dogs and a couple of SUPs
and headed for nearby Lake
Ki, warmed up enough for a
swims--the first of the year!
speaking of firsts, there was a woman
trying paddleboarding for the first
time and she wasn't messing
around--took her dog out, complete
with tiny doggie lifevest.
after that, a bit more work,
then off to cedar
blew my mind by having a smoking
table downwind of the firepit.
that's snohomish county
for you! i've said
it before--getting out of
is like going back in time. i'm
to summer--jobs already lined up on
Belfair, and the Methow Valley, not to
a bunch of local gigs, most
of them outdoors.
i've been getting a lot of
from the "day job." i can never tell if
as a "creative"--often i feel i've gone
day spent working makes me a more
tools are like any other instrument--one
improves with practice.
also, doing all kinds of different
projects requires observation and
all of which expands the toolkit,
figuratively and literally. (just look
at this!) the world is on fire
and the future is more precarious than
ever, but for now i'm keeping my head
down, working on what i can.