|Kim (my youngest sister) Alex (my daughter) and me |
on a memorable girls trip to Italy.
~If from reading the above you are imagining that I am some version of Martha Stewart -a perfectionist who lives in a pristine place with everything placed "just so" and operating at peak performance all the time...Don't. Imagine instead someone more like the Absent-Minded Professor: A good-natured character with some great ideas and always good intentions, but most times off on too many tangents to be completely put together(!)
~I have a reverence for special traditions and treasure time spent with family and friends, but too much of the same daily routine makes me crazy. I like to know I can go and do and be and change things up, exploring new ideas and ways of doing things.
~I'm enthralled with the Science Channel's "Through the Wormhole" and similar genres. Good old Morgan Freeman is the host of this particular program and the topics cover all the questions of the Universe and the human experience: Quantum Physics, The Sixth Sense, Is Time an Illusion? -to name a few. I am loving how advances in the fields of science and spirituality are overlapping more than ever before these last few years. I believe our ability to be open in this way is what will ultimately allow us to make great strides in our spiritual evolution.
~Joseph Campbell is a favorite philosopher, writer, teacher. He is known for the phrase, "Follow your Bliss." Listening to his lectures and reading his books does my heart good. He was such an intelligent, thought-provoking person and for all his knowledge remained humble and down-to-earth. Love that about him.
~I am a designer at my core and do it either formally or informally wherever I go. When I'm not working on other people's projects, I can be found initiating a new project of my own.
~My design taste runs in the genre of European Country...the juxtaposition of rustic and elegant elements is what speaks to me. A chunky time-worn farm table with a dripping-in-crystals chandelier above, for example. (Read more about my design tastes and why I chose the title "linen & lavender" (here.)
~I love to travel and my favorite place in the world is Italy. I feel so much creative energy there...It emanates from the stones, I think! France is a close second. I have often said that I must have lived in France before because I feel such an affinity for the French lifestyle but feel I've been there and done that in some ways. Maybe that is why I've been so drawn to exploring Italy this time around.
~I have plans for a unique spa/retreat combination and have looked and am still looking for property in the countryside near Florence. (Though parts of France have been calling me lately too so I am keeping an open-mind.)
|Alex and Me April 12, 2011|
~I enjoy photography and capturing the exquisite beauty of flowers -and the whole of nature- is a favorite pastime. The photographs on this page are some I've taken in beautiful Southern California where I currently reside.
~My Grandpa Harris was one of the most influential people in my life and I often quote one of his silly sayings I grew up hearing, e.g. “The moon, the moon, the big fat....Grandpa!” or “You-son-of-a-gun-of-a-kid.” or “Goot hell, Glenna!” -Just randomly…out loud ...It's my way of saying “hi” to him. :)
~My Grandma Harris (Glenna) was the most giving person I have ever known...A great example and inspiration.-- Both she and Grandpa...amazing people –and I get to be related to them!