Sunday, January 31, 2010

My A to Z about me, for Swap Bot

A - Amber (hey that's me!) and Art, a big part of my life.
B - Bikes, I am in a bicycle gang with my girlfriends. I also have done this local 24 hour bike race/scavenger hunt the last 2 years. This year we got about 7th place out of almost 40 teams.

C - craft, i am a fan of crafting, combining craft with art.
D -Diana F+ camera, my newest camera, modeled after a toy camera in the 70s, it takes great photos, even though I still haven't figured it out completely yet, I still love working with it.

E - Ephemera, I love collecting scraps and bits.
F - Fate, I have decided all things happen how they are going to and you can't do anything to change that. So I like to roll with the punches.
G - Gutry, my last name, a Maori name. I was born in New Zealand and have a small amount of Maori blood.
H - Home, I bought my first 2 years ago on my own and I love ever second I spend there.

I - Instant film, I love my polaroid cameras, all of them. I went to school for photography and now mostly use just instant film.

J -Junk, I like to collect things, some say "junk", I say treasures!
K - Keitzke, my new long haired Chi Chi pup. I hit her when she ran into the middle of the road and then adopted her after no one claimed her at the pound.
L - Letters, I love receiving and writing letters.
M - Mixtapes, I like to make mixtapes, I have been working on an A-Z themed mixtape collection for the last few years. Each has a different theme and I only make about 10 for my closest friends.
N -Nevada, Reno, Nevada, I love living here.
O - Orange, and Lime, one of my favorite color combinations. My room is decorated in those colors around 2 ceramic orange Siamese cats that were my grandmothers.
P - Piano, I am learning to play, and I am so in love with it. The most beautiful thing.
Q - Quitting, I am not a fan of it.
R - Rukus, my staffy terrier who I love more than anything. He has been the one constant in my life over the last 8 years when everything else has changed.

S - Small Brown Bike, my favorite band.
T - Typewriters, I have a little collection of them, ones that work and ones that don't.
U - Umbrellas, I am not a fan of actual umbrellas but I love the imagery. Mostly because we do not need them in Reno, we don't get much rain, but when we do I listen to records and lay on my floor.
V - Vintage, I love all things vintage. My house is decorated in a combination of vintage and Ikea.
W - Waihiki Island, the island in New Zealand I grew up on. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen and I love visiting.
X -Xoxo, I just like how it looks.
Y - You, I just like the word "you" and "yours"
Z - Zine, I wrote my first this year, and it was nerve recking putting myself out there so much.

1 comment:

kendra said...


Over the last few years you and i have lost touch. I tell myself that we both just let the friendship go, but i sometimes wonder if maybe you just didn't like me anymore. I could have.. should have made a better effort at keeping you and your beautiful and loyal friendship in my life. I suppose i could feel myself changing into a new person, a person i love, but feared you would not care for. I realize how silly that is.. i guess i just really cared what you thought of me.

I hope that you can forgive me for drifting. My aloofness is a fault i am still learning to work with.

I just wanted to tell you that from A to Z you are a spectacular woman and i am thankful to know you.. even just a little.

My biggest wish for you is that you travel your path with elation and that you find the deepest and truest love. Wishing you well and cheering for you always.

much love,