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Grillin’ like a villain

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Book friends

The rest of this weekend is dedicated to book friends, old and new.

Phantastes – George MacDonald
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen – Lucy Knisley
Bandette: Presto! – Paul Tobin
And ye dear old friend, The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Long weekend

I am so ready for this 3-day weekend to get underway! Time to recharge in preparation for a big Spirit of Tivaevae push for PIFA…oh yeah, and work stuff.

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Falsies

Behold, the bane of my dancing existence. They proclaim to be reusuable, but as I have yet to master the application process, they are not usually reusable for me.

Someday, someday…

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Key framing

Do you even key frame bro?

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Heiva San Diego 2014

I had such a lovely time learning to sew tifaifai at Heiva San Diego last weekend.

Auntie Yvette is such a gem, it was an honor to learn from her. She is not just an accomplished seamstress with many beautiful tifaifai to her name, she is also smart and savvy. She speaks Tahitian, French, English, and Cook Islands Maori, and maybe more I didn’t learn about. I hope that when I’m her age I’m as caring and charming as she is.

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Another finished project

The last of the 2014 Hura Tahiti DVDs were released into the wild today.

I’m looking forward to catching up on lost sleep. The end of this project marks the end of two long months of work. R&R this weekend, then jumping right back in with Heiva San Diego next week.

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Breaking the artistic comfort zone

Editing, shooting, writing, and graphic design are all in my wheelhouse. They’re skills I’ve honed for years–some for more than a decade. I’m always active in at least one of these on work days

The more creative work becomes part of my daily routine, the more creative ruts I land in.

One of the things that helps break the rut experimentation. For me, it works best when it’s in a medium I’m not familiar with. Like painting. A couple weekends ago I finally finished a set inspired by tivaevae.

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Making wings

My sister is cosplaying Hawkgirl at a costume party, so we’re up late finishing the wings.

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Weekend ending

After the craziness of June, I was relieved to start July off with a 3-day weekend. I capped off the weekend with a brief trip to Disneyland (more relaxing than it sounds) with a friend. We ended the night eating dole whip floats in front of these windows outside the Enchanted Tiki Room.