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  • amber | ambone13

    • 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
    • the new sunday. #vscocam #catsofinstagram
    • from cold to fire. #vscocam #itislikesummer
    • I got up and tripped over my knees which caved in at the slightest breeze. morning always looked like you. #vscocam #morninglight
    • do good. give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. give your best anyway. #vscocam #kobemikel #cureforabrokenheart
  • nate | nateembrey

    • 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
    • from where I weddit. #vscocam
    • the wins and losses come together in the end or they don't. #vscocam #northwestisfoggy
    • good morning, monday. lets dance. #vscocam
    • I'm doing fine. #vscocam
    • "everybody needs his memories. they keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." #8am #coffeeshopviewz #rainierbeingstellar #vscocam
    • do you even know how many metaphors you're looking at right now? #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
    • “everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” #vscocam
    • look at what the light did now. #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

    • I spent the weekend swing dancing. One of the places that took was in the Huron River. 
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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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#lifeincbus
    • I work here. 
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#FTON
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    • 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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    • 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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#lifeincbus
    • 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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    • I got out on the water with my Dad yesterday morning. It was the first time we fished together in over a year, maybe two years. I can't remember. Anyway, we didn't catch a single fish, only snags and a couple bites. We've never gone out and not caught fish, this was a first. It didn't matter to me though. The conversations, the stories, the silence, and time together made up for it. He took me to his secret spots and favorite spots (honey holes) on the lake, all with unique names: Cadillac Bay, there's a rumor a Cadillac crashed into the lake in the 50s, The Owls Nest, and Payday Point. The other two you can figure out how they got their names. 
When I was young, I didn't want to be like my dad. Naturally. That's just the way things go. Over the last few years, that position has changed. I aspire to be like him now. I think he might be the most emotionally stable, dependable, caring man I know. He never misses work, never complains, and has always provided for us. When I think of what a Midwestern working man looks like, I think of my Dad. More than anything, he knows who he is and has nothing to hide... but isn't aware of this quality which makes all the difference. I could go on, and on, but I'll end stop there for now. Here's to you Dad and here's to hoping I can be little bit more like you each day.

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#fullheart
    • On the water. 
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    • light dance.

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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