***BE THE CHANGE***

Friday, August 28, 2009

Burning Man 2009: The Man, The Myth, The Legend


Burning Man 2009:
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

We just greeted Larry Harvey! He's just now getting here because he was busy working on next year's theme. That Manila folder holds all the secrets to next year. Yes, I know the secrets. Find me on the playa and I'll share the theme with you!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Burning Man 2009: The Fix'er


Burning Man 2009: The Fix'er
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

It's all fun and games until you blow out a tire.

Burning Man 2009: Farilla Assessing The Blowout


Burning Man 2009: Farilla Assessing The Blowout
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Hope to be back on the road soon.

Burning Man 2009: Blowout Location


Burning Man 2009: Blowout Location
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Waiting for AAA!

Burning Man 2009: Black Rock Barbie


Burning Man 2009: Black Rock Barbie
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Year two for BR Barbie!

Burning Man 2009: BRC-bound!!!


Burning Man 2009: BRC-bound!!!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

On the road again!

Burning Man 2009: 10 Year Playa-versary!

gone

We out, Suckas! See many of you soon! Can't wait to be home with our Playa families.

Made love to you all,
Shutter & Farilla




Sunday, August 23, 2009

Burning Man 2009: Braids - Done!


Burning Man 2009: Braids - Done!
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Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 5


Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 5
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

We're coming up on noon! Just a couple more braids to go then we dip the tips. Almost out of here. Next on the agenda will be food. Tummy is growling.

Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 4


Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 4
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Just started our 4th hour. Kelly's finishing up with the other side of my head now. Hope to be done by noon. Then home to continue with packing, food shopping and food prep. Ahh, so close!

Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 3


Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 3
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

The magic maker! Lightening speed hands!

Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 2


Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 2
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Kelly's moving at lightening speed!

Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 1


Burning Man 2009: Braids - Hour 1
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

One hour in...things are moving along smoothly. I realized this morning that I've been coming to Kelly for braids since at least 2003. I love spending this time with her. We have a years worth of stories to get caught up on. So far the biggest news is that Kelly is four months pregnant!!! I'm so incredibly happy for her. Listening to her talk about the baby so lovingly is proof positive that she'll be a wonderful Mama. Stay tuned...more updates to come.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Running: And There You Have It...



That's it...this morning marks my last run before I leave for the Playa. I get my braids in this weekend and I can't imagine trying to run with all of that weight yanking on my roots. Not to mention it's crunch time. Only a few short days until lift-off. Packing is going smoothly. Food shopping and prep will be the focus this weekend. I can't wait to get on the road.....back home. Mad love to you all. See many of you very soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Running: The Last Week Before Blast Off!



We'll see if I can get my three workouts in this week. Monday morning was a blur after margarita madness at Marix on Sunday night. There was no way I could have made it to the gym that morning. I also noticed how dark and cold it was when my alarm went off. A reminder of why it gets so tough to pull myself out of bed around this time of year. Yawn....back to the grind. I'm seriously drowning in my Burning Man lists. Food, supplies, gear, blahblahblah....it will all be worth it once Big Lucy sets sail next week. Stay tuned....

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Life: Click Pen


Life: Click Pen
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Fancy!

UPDATE: This is what happens after three hours of drinking margaritas at Marix in WeHo. All of a sudden click pens are the most fascinating thing in the world. Plus, I swear that photo was in perfect focus when I clicked it on my iPhone.

Two words: Tequila Goggles

Burning Man 2009: More Ruffles!


Burning Man 2009: More Ruffles!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Just when I thought I was done!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Life: The Planning Never Stops!


Life: The Planning Never Stop!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

This makes sense in a parallel universe!

Life: Two Leos


Life: Two Leos
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Happy Birthday to Commander and Special Ops! Mmmm, Birthday Tiramisu!

Life: Team Effort!


Life: Team Effort!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

That's a lot of candles! MORE FIRE!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Running: Back To Back



We have some late night shenanigans to attend to this evening so in anticipation of sleeping in tomorrow morning I decided to squeeze my third run in this AM. Good stuff....feeling great!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Food: Rosemary Artichoke Hummus


Food: Rosemary Artichoke Hummus
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Very Rosemary-y. I like it but I love Rosemary so others might find it a little overpowering.

From The Inadvertent Gardener:

Rosemary-Artichoke Hummus

2 cloves garlic
3 or 4 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
1 15 oz. can chickpeas
1 15 oz. can quartered artichoke hearts
The juice of one lemon
Three Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Combine the garlic and rosemary in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 8 to 10 times to chop.

Add the chickpeas, artichoke hearts and lemon juice to the bowl of the food processor. Process for approximately 30 seconds. Scrape the bowl and process again while drizzling in the olive oil. Feel free to add extra olive oil if you do not feel like it’s smooth enough.

Add salt to taste and serve with crackers, bread or vegetables for dipping.

Running: Three, Faster



My left ankle has been hurting for the last three days. It feels like there are tiny rocks in the joint and they're forcing me to roll my ankle out a bit as I walk in order to avoid the pain. So, like any completely rational person would do, rather than running four miles this morning I ran three...faster. I know, I know....it doesn't make sense. Ankle was bothering me while stretching and through warm-up but as soon as I began running the pain went away....so I powered through the run. Good cardio. I can totally feel it in my lungs. Ahhhhh.....

Life: But Wait There's More!


Life: But Wait There's More!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

There's already a new bunch in queue.

Life: Banana Harvester



Life: Banana Harvester
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio.


I don't think that was Farilla's first time harvesting bananas! Silly monkey! We tested one out. Not very sweet...we'll let them rippen up a bit more. Ahhh, these will be perfect in our green smoothies!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Life: Hey, Banana!


Life: Hey, Banana!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I thinks it's time!

Art: Scintillation by Xavier Chassaing

SCINTILLATION from Xavier Chassaing on Vimeo.

This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.

Music: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - HOME



Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I'm with you.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Life: You Too?!


Life: You Too?!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

It's reassuring to know that I'm not the only one thinking about cupcakes while running!

Running: Hello Monday!



15 days....FIFTEEN DAYS, Internet! The only thing keeping me (quasi)sane at this point is the running. Back to work...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Running: Under Seven



I finally broke my 7 minute mile pace and I nearly barfed in the process. Hmm, enough said...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Life: Oatmeal Explosion


Life: Oatmeal Explosion
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio



It was bound to happen one of these days.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Running: 400 Miles!!!



Wow! What a run! I knew I was going to hit this milestone today so I made it a good one! As it turns out, I'm right back on pace with where I was last year at this time. Kinda makes me wonder where I'd be if I hadn't taken that 4 month break after the Burn last year. I'm hoping to not make that same mistake for the third year in a row. I have this bad habit of taking two weeks off for "vacation" and when I return I find it to be next to impossible to get back into my routine. Then by the time January rolls around (with the reality of turning yet another year older) I start the process all over again....ahhh, such a creature of habit! BUT NOT THIS YEAR....this year will be different. This year will be better. In fact it already is in so many wonderful ways!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Running: Mini Me...



I post my Mini (below) because she makes my mom laugh. I know this because she calls to tell me so. Anyway, Mom fractured her ankle while adventuring in Tahoe yesterday so I figure anything that can bring a smile to her face right now might be appreciated. Feel better soon, Mom.

Burning Man 2009: My New Fire Hoop!

Burning Man 2009: My New Fire Hoop!

Burning Man 2009: My New Fire Hoop!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


Orange & Turquoise...my absolute faves! Totally cirque-tastic! I can't wait to light 'er up! Ooh, and it's super lightweight! Many thanks to Shakti & Rainbow Michael @ Cosmic Fire for getting my new beauty out to me so quickly!