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  • amber | ambone13

    • when I hear chingy and luda on the radio, it makes me a happier human. obviously this was a before shot. #vscocam #asseenincolumbus
    • you guys, this baby and her five brothers and sisters need a home. #vscocam #catsofinstagram #asseenincolumbus
    • #hockingriverstringband #vscocam #liveatthemoon
    • cowboys like us sure do have fun. #vscocam #kobemikel
    • you're just showing off. #vscocam #thanksmonday #backyardhangs
    • sunday, I'm always pleasantly surprised. #vscocam #thesundayseries
    • soon forget. see ya, zanesville. I'll always love you. #vscocam
    • I don't always use my lunch break to bulk purchase many types of ginger ale, but when I do, I wear green pants. #vscocam #somuchcolor #itsonsaaaaaale
    • his giggle and his sister's rasp are my two favorite sounds. ever. okay?! #vscocam #kobemikel
    • listen for now. I can feel your heart beat. #vscocam #windowhangs #mycurrentplaylistissogood
    • there's a pile of hearts you've broken and you've borrowed and your only regret was getting caught. you can't take it with you. #vscocam @drewholcombmusic
    • I think that somehow humans heal each other. or at least help to speed up the process in ways only seen in retrospect. I'm just trying to be mindful of this is all. humans are good. especially this one. I luhhhhh dis baby. #vscocam #jolenemargaret #babiesofinstagram
    • "I do not know which to prefer, the beauty of inflections or the beauty of innuendos, the blackbird whistling or just after." #vscocam #wallacestevens
    • something started in my soul, fever or forgotten wings, and I made my own way, deciphering that fire. #vscocam #pabloneruda #terracottafridaynights
    • I spent the weekend in the woods where I fell asleep and woke up to the sound of water just outside my tent. I turned my phone off and left it in my car and I was completely unplugged in nature. THEN I left the woods to go squeeze these cheeks and sing songs. all of this makes me pretty happy and grateful. #vscocam #thesundayseries #babiesofinstagram
    • sunday is still my favorite day. #vscocam #thesundayseries #latergram
    • look at this hunk. sno cones, big kid rides, and sunscreeny sweat. #vscocam #kobemikel #strawberryfestival
    • just flip floppin' around. #vscocam #latergram #kobemikel
    • today I finished creating two LLCs (limited liability companies) and I listened to rap music and wiggled in my chair and I drank mountain dew. tonight I'm going to have a glass of whiskey and I'm going to see about finding a cigar to enjoy. mondays ain't always bad. ya know? #vscocam #selfiesonamondayintheparkinglotofriesbecks
    • some whiskey rock live at the weasel last night. #vscocam #liveattheweasel
  • nate | nateembrey

    • this is a video that i shot for my buddy @noahgundersen. it’s a quick recap of his recent UK tour that i was lucky enough to tag along for. check the whole thing out by searching for “noah gundersen uk” on youtube. 
note: ironically, i shot this on the camera that was stolen which i also just launched an indiegogo campaign for. i’ll do a proper update soon, but i’ve hit my initial goal of $1k and owe everyone a HUGE thank you. i’m working on the second goal of 2k (i’m sure this one will be much harder) which will actually mean i get everything back that i lost. that link is in my profile if you want to read more about it. happy friday, babies.
    • for those of you who missed it yesterday (link in my profile!), the Fuji X-series camera that I bought just before I moved to seattle was stolen a few weeks ago. I decided I'd turn to my @instagram friends to help. so far, in less than a day, I'm almost 80% of the way to my goal. i am beside myself. the first goal (the official one) is $1k which basically means I can buy a new camera, possibly used. my second (unofficial) goal is to hit $2k which means I will have gotten back all of the money I lost in total and will be able to get a brand new body and lenses just like I did the first time. if you want to know more, please check out my profile and click the link. crazy, crazy, grateful to you all.
    • dear friends, you may have noticed a big decrease in my instagram activity as of late. the reason for this is because the camera that i recently purchased to take with me as i moved across the country was stolen a few weeks ago. after being encouraged by my friends to do so, i made an indiegogo campaign so that people (my instagram family in particular) could help me "un-steal" it. the story is posted at the campaign site and i’m offering some moderate perks to help repay the goodness of those of you who like what i post enough to help out. this was hard for me to do but i finally decided it was worth giving a go. i’m calling it “an instagram experiment in generosity” and the link to the story is in my bio. once i decided to go for it, i decided to really go for it. if you’re at all interested, please click over to my profile and read a little bit more. i’m crazy thankful to call you all friends and have a community like this where we feel safe to throw a wide net when we need to. here’s to humbling experiences and crossed fingers.
    • "above all, don't lie to yourself. the man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. and having no respect he ceases to love." #vscocam
    • this is a photo of the brand strategist and co-founder of my startup doing a final audit of our landing page at his computer in ohio. the app is all but complete and we're in the homestretch. I'm overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions this morning. #vscocam
    • being the average of the five people you spend the most time with doesn't just mean you need to hang out with cool friends, it means you have a responsibility to be someone worthy of being one of their five friends as well. you're not just upping your game, you're upping theirs. never don't do good. ever. #sundaythoughts #vscocam
    • seattle hangs. I'm fortunate. #nottaggingeveryone #vscocam
    • the wins and losses come together in the end or they don't. #vscocam #northwestisfoggy
    • good morning, monday. lets dance. #vscocam
    • "everybody needs his memories. they keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." #8am #coffeeshopviewz #rainierbeingstellar #vscocam
    • we may lose and we may win, but we will never be here again. #vscocam
    • just try to keep a straight face. #vscocam
    • "that’s the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they’re suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. that’s why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. but when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster." #vscocam
    • my boy @jedidiahl came all the way from nashville to hang out with me in seattle. or he's touring and has a day off. whatever, I'll take either one. #vscocam
    • nine mile day hike to a lake on a mountain with @papathunder, @noahgundersen, @novarake & @colinpatrickmcdonough #vscocam
    • long day so it's solo park hangs, kids. right now I'm overwhelmingly thankful for the people in my life who do what they can to make it good and for what's been and for what's not yet been and for living a five minute walk from sunset park and its ridiculous mountain view. tomorrow is sunday and I'm feeling that a lot. #vscocam
    • happy weekend, babes. #fbftotheohiodaze #vscocam
    • don't miss it. whatever you do, don't miss it. #vscocam
    • as of this very second, my new address is seattle, washington. the first day of summer was my last day in columbus. I think there's something sort of perfect hiding in there somewhere. ohio, you were good to me. thanks. seattle friends: i believe it is on. #vscocam
    • ✌️ #vscocam
  • ben | ben_j

    • My first watch strap. Processed using HB2 in #VSCOcam
    • Onions. Processed using #VSCOcam.
    • So pumped that these are starting to ripen up! Processed using H8 in #VSCOcam
    • My romaine is growing nicely! Processed using H1 in #VSCOcam
    • AA-AZ. Processed using A1 in #VSCOcam
    • abandoned tractor sales business. Processed using E2 in #VSCOcam
    • #vscocam M3
    • C17. #VSCOcam B1
    • #VSCOcam F1
    • Yo! I started a separate insta for some of my wedding/senior work. check it out :) @benjaminlaurelphoto
    • state forest. #VSCOcam F2
    • #VSCOcam M2
    • #VSCOcam
    • silica sands. #VSCOcam
    • central park. #VSCOcam F3
    • #VSCOcam M3
    • #VSCOcam K2
    • #VSCOcam B2
    • #VSCOcam F3
    • reservoir. #VSCOcam F2
  • douglas | dcjoseph

    • neither day or night. 
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    • Magic hour meets rain at Hunington Park. 
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    • Through the trees. 
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#puremichigan
    • I spent the weekend swing dancing. One of the places that took was in the Huron River. 
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#IHScrew
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#puremichigan
    • There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. 
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#serifhouse
    • This guy flew into the office today. 
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    • lover. @angajayne 
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    • I work here. 
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#FTON
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#serifhouse
    • Musical chairs. 
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    • My grandpa used to collect light houses. 
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    • Old hands reach for the sky. 
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#lakeerie
    • Dreams invade. 
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#serifhouse
    • Franklington vibes. 
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    • tree tunnel. 
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#lifeincbus
    • She means the world to me. 
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#asseenincolumbus
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    • The horror. 
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#fraklingtonvibes
    • Brunch with my girl @angajayne at @wolfsridgebrewing. 
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#lifeincbus
    • INK. #vscocam
    • Secret shadows. 
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#serifhouse
    • Father Time's chair. 
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can’t stop; won’t stop.

i have been feeling guilty for not updating the blog recently, so this is what is happening:
somebody (me | amber) is in the studio all alone today and i cannot seem to stop watching these two videos.
so… i’m curled up on this couch with the space heater on my feet and enjoying some studio alone time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

if the boys were here, i don’t think they would want to listen to it on repeat, so it’s a good thing they’re not here.

 

enjoy these gems:

unbelievable “star witness” cover.
mini hipsters.

also… happy halloweenie:)

 

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STUDIO LIFE :: we made a chalk door

so… check it. we have goals in the studio. obviously. who doesn’t?
we wanted to be able to make something where we could write our goals.
chalkdoor?! ABSOLUTELY.

nate told us we weren’t allowed to make it too cluttered, so obviously i had to draw smiley faces and hearts.
and then we put the board up when it was still wet, so they bled. and dripped… onto the couch. oopsies.

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poem for people that are understandably too busy to read poetry

sometimes a delicious poem is so good for the soul. and today is a feel good day.
if, after reading this poem, you feel like coming to sit in this lovely chair to read more, you can.
we’ll take a picture of you doing so.
enjoyyou’re welcome.

have a good weekend, lovers!:)

Poem For People That Are Understandably Too Busy To Read Poetry

Relax. This won’t last long.
Or if it does, or if the lines
make you sleepy or bored,
give in to sleep, turn on
the T.V., deal the cards.
This poem is built to withstand
such things. Its feelings
cannot be hurt. They exist
somewhere in the poet,
and I am far away.
Pick it up anytime. Start it
in the middle if you wish.
It is as approachable as melodrama,
and can offer you violence
if it is violence you like. Look,
there’s a man on a sidewalk;
the way his leg is quivering
he’ll never be the same again.
This is your poem
and I know you’re busy at the office
or the kids are into your last nerve.
Maybe it’s sex you’ve always wanted.
Well, they lie together
like the party’s unbuttoned coats,
slumped on the bed
waiting for drunken arms to move them.
I don’t think you want me to go on;
everyone has his expectations, but this
is a poem for the entire family.
Right now, Budweiser
is dripping from a waterfall,
deodorants are hissing into armpits
of people you resemble,
and the two lovers are dressing now,
saying farewell.
I don’t know what music this poem
can come up with, but clearly
it’s needed. For it’s apparent
they will never see each other again
and we need music for this
because there was never music when he or she
left you standing on the corner.
You see, I want this poem to be nicer
than life. I want you to look at it
when anxiety zigzags your stomach
and the last tranquilizer is gone
and you need someone to tell you
I’ll be here when you want me
like the sound inside a shell.
The poem is saying that to you now.
But don’t give anything for this poem.
It doesn’t expect much. It will never say more
than listening can explain.
Just keep it in your attache case
or in your house. And if you’re not asleep
by now, or bored beyond sense,
the poem wants you to laugh. Laugh at
yourself, laugh at this poem, at all poetry.
Come on:

Good. Now here’s what poetry can do.

Imagine yourself a caterpillar.
There’s an awful shrug and, suddenly,
You’re beautiful for as long as you live.

- Stephen Dunn

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