Phase 4.5

Welcome to the fourth and a half phase of my adult life. Phase 1 was Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Phase 2, UNC Chapel Hill. Phase 2.5 back to Tyler and being a live in nanny (a story in itself but not really a phase on its own). Phase 3.5 graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Now Phase 4.5, the first 'real job': art instructor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This blog will cover the logistics, emotions, and discoveries of being a single american woman working alone in Riyadh. What it takes to make it, and my musings on art, life, & culture. It is a blog after all.

April 28, 2014 at 2:59pm

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It's Not A Game - YouTube →

This man made such a huge impression on me and the way I think about the art world. He is missed.

March 1, 2014 at 4:38pm

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gymbadger:

runworkstudy:

fitnessandhappiness:

I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!

YES

one day i will.

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December 12, 2013 at 2:41pm

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honeyhydrangea:

fapsmokesleep:

It’s like being in love: giving somebody the power to hurt you and trusting (or hoping) they won’t.

Marina Abramović, Rest Energy

honeyhydrangea:

fapsmokesleep:

It’s like being in love: giving somebody the power to hurt you and trusting (or hoping) they won’t.

Marina Abramović, Rest Energy

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December 9, 2013 at 3:02pm

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headlikeanorange:

Collared pika (North America - Discovery Channel)

Run pika run!!!

headlikeanorange:

Collared pika (North America - Discovery Channel)

Run pika run!!!

November 6, 2013 at 11:10am

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September 18, 2013 at 7:39pm

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Reblogged from free-parking
stickthisbig:

facts-i-just-made-up:

Degenerative Cubism afflicts 12% of Spanish cattle. If the disease were ever to become airborne, it’s estimated that all beef cattle in the country would be little more than a few lines leaving the impression of cattle within one month.
A realism vaccine was developed in 1994 but has occasional surrealist side effects, turning 2% of cattle injected into two arguing mimes and a waffle.

I almost choked and died.

stickthisbig:

facts-i-just-made-up:

Degenerative Cubism afflicts 12% of Spanish cattle. If the disease were ever to become airborne, it’s estimated that all beef cattle in the country would be little more than a few lines leaving the impression of cattle within one month.

A realism vaccine was developed in 1994 but has occasional surrealist side effects, turning 2% of cattle injected into two arguing mimes and a waffle.

I almost choked and died.

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August 18, 2013 at 1:21am

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stridersis:

Eerie photo of the Yellow Brick Road from an abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park in North Carolina. 
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D O N O T F O L L O W T H E Y E L L O W B R I C K R O A D

BECCA I AM ADDING THIS TO OUR LIST OF CREEPY PLACES TO VISIT ON OUR FUTURE CAMPING EXTRAVAGANZA

This place is actually opened the first weekend of October every year (October 5-6 this year) for the Autumn at Oz festival. It’s supposed to be pretty fun, and is based more on the books than the movie. It’s not that far from Asheville, and even closer to Boone. So, you know, if that interests you.

How did I not know about this ?!?!?!

wrench-wench:

thedoctorboy:

dundee998:

stridersis:

Eerie photo of the Yellow Brick Road from an abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park in North Carolina. 

source

D O N O T F O L L O W T H E Y E L L O W B R I C K R O A D

BECCA I AM ADDING THIS TO OUR LIST OF CREEPY PLACES TO VISIT ON OUR FUTURE CAMPING EXTRAVAGANZA

This place is actually opened the first weekend of October every year (October 5-6 this year) for the Autumn at Oz festival. It’s supposed to be pretty fun, and is based more on the books than the movie. It’s not that far from Asheville, and even closer to Boone. So, you know, if that interests you.

How did I not know about this ?!?!?!

July 30, 2013 at 6:12pm

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piratescarfy:

*gets down on one knee* will you help me drive a giant robot and kill aliens

Baby all you had to do was ask. :)

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July 29, 2013 at 6:37pm

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doomedskinnylove:

Everyone who reblogs this will get a song lyric that describes them in their ask. Everyone.

Everyone you say???

YES. EVERYONE.

Done yo :)

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June 30, 2013 at 4:30pm

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Porto Cervo Sardegna

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I bypassed Corsica on my Italian yachting adventure, and instead spent several days in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

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I found my morning runs in Porto Cervo extra challenging, as it took some maneuvering to run through the tiny lanes and mazes of shops at port

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in order to wend my way to what was essentially an uphill expressway to get some straightaways to run, but it was worth it for the views.

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Once again we had options for swimming, and I found that the ocean was overly breezy, overly seaweed laden, and really flipping cold.

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So another lazy afternoon spent in a bay sized saltwater pool sufficed.

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The food in Porto Cervo was once again superb.  Seafood bonanzas to be had everywhere.

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And have I did.

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Until the last night when the idea of eating anything from the sea made me nauseated (a week straight of sea fare, give me a break!) so popcorn was my meal du jour.

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I did stroll through that same shopping area that I ran through in the mornings, but I will admit I didn’t buy anything on the island until I hit the airport. The prices were astronomical, and considering it was mostly the designer faire I had just left behind in New York, I wasn’t that interested. image

The weather was perfect though, light sea breezes felt refreshing over sun-baked skin, and cool nights where a shawl on deck is all that was needed. It was a great stop on my summer excursions. image