This could be one of the most surreal and outright FUN moments I've experienced as a blogger.
Amy, from A Commonplace Life, generously asked if I'd like to participate in her recent project. It took less than a millisecond to scream YES! A little over a year ago, I asked Amy to help me with a project that changed the trajectory of my life. That was the moment she switched from anonymous blogger to bloggy-friend. Then she did the redesign for Lula Inc, which became the moment she switched from bloggy-friend to actual friend. I think she's enormously talented and has created a radical (literally and figuratively) body of work this month.
My favorite thing she said about me was about my voice. Funny thing, when we first spoke over the phone I thought she sounded very serious and wise. Then we spoke to each other using iChat, and I realized her house is a three-ring circus of batshit crazy. Lovely people everywhere, handmade quilts on the wall, food, stuff, life, toys, happiness, ease. It reminded me very much of my Grandma Lula's house, the house I grew up in, the house I'm trying to recreate.
And since our interaction required visual documentation, she became a reason for me to wear fancy earrings and lipstick in the middle of the day. I did not, however, take a shower. Thank heaven iChat doesn't require a smell check.