Mia + Summer = The Best

07/31/12

Remember when I told you my 12 year old niece Mia was coming to stay for two weeks this summer? Well, she’s here! And so far it’s been, well…awesome. While she’s here, she’s attending this amazing program for middle school age kids at CCA during the day (and taking classes in animation, graphic design and drawing). Mia hails from Portland where she lives with my talented sister and her family.

She arrived Saturday, so today we’re on Day 4 of her visit. Mia loves to draw (please note the awesome portrait she made of me above!), read Manga, watch the Olympics (she loves beach volleyball the most), send text messages with her friends at home, hold my cat Margaret, sneak treats to Wilfredo, EAT (she’s 5’7″ and growing rapidly taller still), and play video games on my iPad. She’s also really into exploring San Francisco (which she says is “just like Portland except bigger, and there’s more to do.”).

Clay and I are loving having Mia around — she is so full of love and light, curiosity and humor. Another perk for me besides her warm-hearted, sweet and generous demeanor? She lets me fix her long, beautiful hair every morning.

I love this kid so much, and I am so looking forward to the next 11 days we have left together.

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365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 212

07/31/12

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Glósóli

07/30/12

As many of you know, my partner Clay and I are obsessed with the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. My favorite Sigur Rós song of all time is Glósóli, which means “glowing sun.” I spent Sunday morning with my friend Stephen, talking about Iceland (the home country of Sigur Rós), where I am headed September 5. Stephen went to Iceland last year and is going in October for Iceland Airwaves.

Stephen and I have a shared love for Sigur Rós, and together we watched the video for Glósóli at his kitchen table. He reminded me that when I go to Iceland I will be able to run up this cliff, like the children in this exquisite video (don’t worry, I won’t try to fly off the edge!).

BTW: I am heading to Los Angeles on August 12 to see Sigur Rós on their current tour. Counting the days.

Sigur Rós – Glósóli from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.

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365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 211

07/30/12

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365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 210

07/29/12

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