January 2006

circus act

January 31, 2006

circus act The weekend was filled with movie watching, cake tasting, wedding planning, baby ogling, road tripping, family shuttling and somehow also couch surfing. And now, this week: a lot more of the same, with a healthy dose of deadline meeting mixed in. I feel a little like the girl teetering on the tower of […]


badass mutha

January 26, 2006

I’ve been feeling kind of badass lately, knocking things off my to-do list, cleaning up my act and space, getting organized, even staying up past midnight. Even a total moment of creative crisis late last night somehow fueled me to keep going. I don’t know where this energy, motivation and confidence is coming from, but […]


scavenger hunt

January 24, 2006

the scavenger hunt Over the weekend, Rama and I got roped into a lunchtime party at a Chinese restaurant. The food was great, but we didn’t know that many people and we were preoccupied with all the to-do’s we weren’t checking off our list. In my MSG-comatose state, I leaned over to Rama and whispered, […]


a new generation of girls

January 23, 2006

In the past month, four dear friends have given birth to baby girls, and each event has filled me with wonder and awe. I keep thinking about them, about their tiny fingers and toes, about their smiling eyes and pink lips, and I wonder what they’ll grow up to be. Will they be blondes or […]



January 17, 2006

We shared so many stories, dreams and lessons, but the one that rings loudest in my ears is Trust. I hold so tightly to the way I want things to fit, work, act, react and behave, that I don’t just let it be. Why is that? Why is it so hard for me to trust […]


tapping it in

January 16, 2006

Where do I even begin? When my art supplies and dirty clothes and precious gifts are in a pile by the door, when I miss the music and dancing, the laughter and crying, the sharing and understanding, when I just want to hear the voices one more time saying “Me too” and “I have been […]


good things about sunday

January 8, 2006

* Thick slices of La Brea Bakery multigrain bread and scrambled eggs by the window. * The first cup of coffee in days. * Fresh daffodils waiting for the perfect moment to reveal their faces. * Wearing Christmas gifts that make me feel lovely. * Seeing old friends at church. * Singing my heart out. […]


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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