Sunday, August 04, 2019

saturated


charcoal and gouache abstract

Saturated.
I saw this recently describing the feeling of Dealing With Everything. Saturated.
It's a better descriptor than overwhelmed IMO; overwhelmed implies knocked sideways, buried, engulfed, flattened, non-functioning while actively resisting.
Saturated however, suggests a stealthy process of being filled up, at peak absorption, but like a sponge trying to soak up even more.

This is the end of week one. A week that has seen a blocked toilet, hospital, driving on the wrong side of the road, solo parenting, grey skies and rain, humidity, jetlag, teen boredom and brief meltdown, cancer, around 300 miles of driving, 8,000km air travel, screen time, confusion, tiredness, frustration, a broken laptop charging pin...but not vacation though we're far from home.

To escape saturation, I've turned into a raccoon mum once more -- sabotaging sleep by creating headspace in the hours before sleep. Knit, sketch, paint, draw...carving out alone time that isn't simply sleep.

As usual, it's not my story to tell (it rarely is) but as usual I am saturated by it all.

Friday, August 02, 2019

daily snapshot: August 02, 2019 at 03:59AM


The one with the puffin.... #throwbackthursday #myformerveterinarylife #i2f
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Thursday, August 01, 2019

daily snapshot: August 01, 2019 at 11:20AM


Happy holidays #fuckcancer
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

daily snapshot: June 19, 2019 at 07:45PM


Fun, informative, entertaining, inspiring and coincidental; excellent afternoon with SFU Science for talks by Dava Sobel and Joe Schwarcz on Science fiction and fact. Great #scicomm event. So why coincidental? Well, I read Sobel's book, Longitude while writing up my PhD thesis and it made me realise that writing Science could be fun. And right now, I'm writing up a blog post on meat glue, using an article by Schwarcz as one of my resources. Congrats to the two speakers on their honorary degrees - well deserved!
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Friday, May 17, 2019

daily snapshot: May 17, 2019 at 05:32PM


I made both of these #i2f
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

daily snapshot: May 16, 2019 at 07:36AM


Forgot to post this one; at last! Finished this monumental pile of lace fluff. It's a knitted shawl, longer than I'm tall, using the thinnest lace weight merino yarn I've ever handled. A totally tedious but very simple repeat lace pattern that bored me stupid... but so worth it in the end. #knittersofinstagram
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

daily snapshot: April 24, 2019 at 12:32PM


Taking advantage of the sun
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