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Dewzi from the archives: late 2012

In honor of the pending new year, here’s a shallow look back at my favorite pooch.

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Happy Hour Yoga – Fridays at Square One

Going to yoga class on the weekend can be a challenge. A few years back, I starting attending a two-hour Saturday, late afternoon Vinyasa class at my home studio Eyes of the World in Providence, RI. The first couple of weeks were rough, getting to class on a Saturday felt like I was giving something up — the chance to be with my friends or to go away for a long weekend. But real soon, I began to look forward to those two hours, especially because in that amount of time you can really dig in to your practice. Those two hours became what I looked forward to on the weekends.

How do you feel about going to yoga class on the weekend, more specifically on a Friday? When Friday rolls around, finding your way to your mat might be the last thing you want to think about. However, starting your weekend off with a Friday evening yoga class may be a good way to begin the practice of staying mindful throughout the weekend. After all, for many of us, weekends are the only days we have to ourselves, so staying present is key to getting the most out of those precious days.

Starting tomorrow I will be teaching a Friday evening “Happy Hour” Vinyasa class from 5:30-7:00pm at Square One Yoga Collective. I’m really looking forward to this class because it will be 90 minutes, giving students a chance to get in a bit more breathing and asana practice.

Tell me about your weekend yoga practice in the comments below. Do you look forward to it? Do you dread it and then feel happy you went? Would you go to a Friday yoga class?

First collages using Diptic #photo app

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This app won over the free app because: A. You can round the edges, both inside (of the photos) and the outside (the frame) B. You can edit the photos for brightness, color balance and exposure C. This app will randomly select photos to collage, however this feature appears available only for iPhone — someone correct me if I’m wrong.

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Learning to Letterpress @SFCB

Over the past few years inspired by the work of my friends Arley-Rose and Morgan, the creative geniuses behind Ladyfingers Letterpress. In the spirit of their work and my own interest in learning how to make books, I decided to take a letterpress workshop at the San Francisco Center for the Book. The workshop, a three-hour intro to letterpress, went over the types of presses, basic typesetting and printing techniques.

We did a group project where we typeset a word or phrase that works with the theme, “Dog Days of Summer.” Everyone put their type on the printer and we ran it through to create a list of all of our phrases. It was kind of a nice surprise to see the finished product and take it home!

   

If you are interested in learning about letterpress, I’d definitely recommend this introductory workshop. At just $40, its not too much to pay to test the craft and get an idea of what printing is all about. Also, I would definitely suggest taking any class with Adam Ewing, I thought he was great — really soft-spoken, yet informative with a dry sense of humor that keeps you engaged.

Dog tired

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Weekends

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Dewzi wants to know: What are you doing this weekend?

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Unicorn Latte

Dewzi went camping AGAIN

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Two camping trips in one month. This pooch deserves her “outdoorsy” scout badge!

Daily Dewzi

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Dewzi is the name of the blond that has been frequenting this blog. This photo was edited using the NEW EFFECTS I found yesterday on pixlr-o-matic.

Invisible Leash (or Life Unleashed)

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