Affluenza

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affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.

Some of my favorite ways to spring clean:

  1. Attend a clothing swap party. Go with three bags and return with one.
  2. Decide the remaining leaves from last fall make the perfect mulch for spring flower beds.
  3. Pack away everything but your favorite stuff from your main living space and wait a month to see what you miss. If you can’t remember what is in the box you must not need it.
  4. Donate all cloths that don’t fit or are the wrong color. What doesn’t work for one person will be a perfect fit for someone else.
  5. Learn to fix a broken household item rather than replacing it.
  6. Re-pot and fertilize your houseplants. Tell them a good story while you are at it.
  7. Oil all the wood furniture in the house.
  8. Arrange all the books in Dewey Decimal System (only half kidding) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Decimal_Classification
  9. Give the pets a spa day.
  10. Make sure every bicycle in the garage is in riding order. Now ride them.

Suggested reading:

  1. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic (Bk Currents) by John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H Naylor and David Horsey (Sep 1, 2005)
  2. Too Much Stuff: De-Cluttering Your Heart and Home by Kathryn Porter (Mar 10, 2006)

  3. Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste by Cristin Frank (Mar 15, 2013)

  4. Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life by Diane Durston (Aug 1, 2006)

  5. The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty by Robyn Griggs Lawrence and Joe Coca (Nov 23, 2004)

Steampunk Wonderland

OCD Costumes

The time is upon us. Off Center Dance is performing there next show and Friday is opening night! Above is a preview of the costumes I created for the piece Through the Looking Glass. Hope to see you there.

In Your Face is an evening of provocative modern dance highlighting six local and national choreographers. Held at the Boise Contemporary Theater:

DATES AND TIMES
March 8 at 8pm
March 9 at 2pm
March 9 at 8pm

In Your Face promises to bring you athletic movement, quirky choreography, humor and contemplation.

Buy tickets now at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/322518

Choreographers include:
Katie Ponozzo
Julie Petry
Stephanie Hope
Savannah Michelle
Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill
Artistic Director: Kelli Brown

Guest Artist and Costume Designer: Angela Rockefeller Bryson

Dancers: Annalise Bowman, Heidi France, Melynda Fischer, April HIll, Sarah Hackwith, Cheyanne Howell, Rachel Lyons, Sarah, Uehling, Jem Wierenga, Lisa Whitwell, Teresa Vaughan

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