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priorities

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spending time in a studio, whether it’s in front of an easel by the window or just at a desk, is probably my favourite pastime. unfortunately i don’t make that a priority any more – somewhere between work, eating, sleeping, friends & family, i lose my spare hours mostly to procrastination and the internet. how can i not, considering the never ending supply of awesome it presents me with? that’s no excuse though (and believe me, i’ve tried to make excuses). less internet, less computers... these are things i need to work on.

i know that it’s ironic considering i’m saying this on my blog – but maybe an affirmation is needed here.

replace facebook, youtube & yelp with art, design & fashion blogs (by david fullerton)

if you feel similarly, or perhaps there’s another aspect of your life you have been neglecting or just want to work on, you should check out mnmlist, a project about minimalism by the guy who brought us zen habits (a great website about simplifying your life and focusing on what’s important). leo doesn’t update mnmlist too often, but that’s kind of the point. one of my favourite posts is about making small changes, and i like his article about taking a digital vacation.

recovering lazyholic

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aah, that new blog smell

http://i.imgur.com/ffXdF.jpg

perhaps you’ve noticed things look a bit different  around here, that’s because i’ve implemented a brand spanking sparkly shiny new look .  the layout is a bit simpler – with all the categories and archives far easier to navigate. this mini-makeover left me with precious little time to do an actual post… but things will be back to normal soon, i promise.

i would love and appreciate any comments and feedback.

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that time i went to italy

some of the photos from my first trip to italy in 2003. it was a pretty extensive jaunt around the country including places like venice, firenze, pisa, luca, san gimignano, siena, assisi, collepino, trevi, rome, pompei, the amalfi coast and lots of wee towns inbetween. they SAY it was the hottest summer in italy for 200 years that year (or something silly) – but apparently the oldies were topping over it was so hot. and it was! luckily everyone enjoys sitting around and just chilling out. i loved it, and it’s very much like the movies sometimes – bella italia etc etc.

outside our hotel

bridge of sighs

poor mimes

flooding in venice

gondoliers chatting, bemused tourists

national pastime

chillin

best car ever!

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