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January 19, 2009

Holidays

Martin Luther King “I have a dream”

Minister, Activist, Hero, Icon

Cheers to MLK
Time Magazine Rare photos of Dr. Martin Luther King
Slate Magazine Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Garett Stenson db clay
© Bob Adelman / Magnum Photos

January 4, 2009

Holidays

Fixing Bike Chain

Have been wandering through snow past 8 weeks
December was blustery
Rode the New Year’s storm out
Excited for 2009
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Indoor lightning

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Blue glowing box

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Countertop

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Auburn

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Sharon

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Mrs. Diggles

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Eric?

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Living room

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Alaska socks

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Mr. Diggles, cards, oranges, etc

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The Sajkos

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Pocked snow, pine needles, water puddles

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Tyler on bike

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River

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River

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Shadows

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River

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Tyler hood on, trees

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Grandpa’s sweater, Michelob hat

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Atmosphere 1

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Atmosphere 2

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Atmosphere 3

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Atmosphere 4

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Atmosphere 5

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Thomas in kitchen

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Peppers

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Din

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Shrimp tacos

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Hungry

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Final touches

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Final touches

During trip, went for bike ride, chain broke but fixed it…

December 30, 2008

Holidays

Holiday Decorations

Late last night I returned to Portland- I was away visiting me family for the holidays. I love this time of year and I will give me mom (amongst others) credit for making it so special year in and year out. In particular, one of me favorite things about going home, is enjoying the decorations that consume her house top to bottom. Good ol’ mom goes all out and below are 87 images that sum it up (btw, I threw in a few extra images as well from the trip).

This year, I decided to walk around the house with me camera and document her decoration efforts. Literally, every square inch of her house has something festive on display and she’s got a story to tell about each one…

Garett Mom Holidays db clay

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Hand/homemade holiday quilts even…
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She’s tired from decorating…
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Home/handmade gingerbread house…
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Went sledding with me dad, brother and nephews…
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Grandma was in town too…
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Homemade banana bread…
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Even her handbag is festive this time of year…
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Red tablecloths for nearly every meal…
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Grandma’s hand/ring…
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December 18, 2008

Holidays

Santa Claus Dollar

Santa Claus Dollar Bill
Someone gave me this altered dolla’ bill about five years ago.

December 16, 2008

Holidays

the presence of presents

Christmas Garett Holiday db clay
Portland living room 2004-
Me still a kid when it comes to holidays

Christmas Garett Holiday db clay
Me parent’s living room about a decade ago-
I fell asleep on top of the gifts

December 12, 2008

Holidays

The Ghost of Xmas Card Past

Christmas Card
About ten years ago, the (former) db clay faculty sent out holiday well wishes to our clients and friends. The festive image above was the cover shot for the card we sent.

Pictured from L-R: Garett, Stumps, Pluto, Breeder, Tiny, Mrs. Smith, Dr. Diggles
Not pictured: Brandon and Bettina, the gal who painted the purdy red mural behind us

Folks, wherever you’re at in 2008 and beyond, me hope is that you always keep a light, playful heart.

December 1, 2008

Holidays

Thanksgiving 2008

This past week/weekend I enjoyed (2) Thanksgiving dinners: one was with me family and the other was with friends- me sister hosted the former at her place and I the latter. I have a lot to be thankful for this year, to say the least.

Thanksgiving
Me TV room: I have as many chairs as I do channels in this room. Dad made art piece on wall back in the 70′s.

Thanksgiving
Me living room: mirrors, hardwoods, fireplace, couch, plant, art.

Thanksgiving
Me set up a long banquet table for me guests.

Thanksgiving
Me theater-style chairs were brought out to accommodate all me guest’s butt cheeks. I barely had enough chairs for all cheeks present.

Thanksgiving
Me favorite plant and gray vase on mantle.

Thanksgiving
Brass firewood holder thingee.

Thanksgiving
Vase collection, shelf 1.

Thanksgiving
Vase collection, shelf 2.

Thanksgiving
Not going to lie, a duraflame will do. Though I’d love an ax and a cord of wood to swing at.

Thanksgiving
I was in charge of cooking sweet potatoes for me party. Me sister’s house in Idaho was a different story…

Thanksgiving
Pie. Cherry, I believe.

Thanksgiving
Head dresses were worn for the play.

Thanksgiving
Movies, pop corn, recliners, naps.

Thanksgiving
Sister Chelly and her daughter during the dance off.

Thanksgiving
Niece during the dance off.

Thanksgiving
Other niece during the dance off.

Thanksgiving
Yet another niece during the dance off.

Thanksgiving
I am thankful for me new buzz cut. So much easier than having hair.

Thanksgiving
Me and 3 brothers: Garett, Jared, Tyler, Kyle

Thanksgiving
Old family photo hanging in me sister’s house. I’m the kid with the big head and the striped pajamas on mom’s lap.

Thanksgiving
Me brothers and bro-in-law back in Wyoming (on his shoulders). He’s been with the family for 25 years. He is a stud muffin if there ever was one.

Thanksgiving
Photo collage.

Thanksgiving
Air mattresses were pumped up to accommodate the large crowd.

Thanksgiving
Cheesecake.

Thanksgiving
Sister in foreground, mom in mirror.

Thanksgiving
Mom in foreground with cast on. Austi in background.

Thanksgiving
Jam, jelly, whatever you call it.

Thanksgiving
Ice water.

Thanksgiving
Me sister started a tradition of writing on our tablecloth with fabric pens- what we are thankful for. Each year, since 2003, we have written our thanks down. Chelly’s hands pictured here.

Thanksgiving
What I was thankful for in 2007. A bit dramatic in hindsight.

Thanksgiving
What mom wrote this year. Good ol’ mama…

Thanksgiving
Corn. Mini or full size?

Thanksgiving
Peeled mini carrots. I could eat 700 billion of these.

Thanksgiving
Olives, not so much.

Thanksgiving
Broccoli, now you’re pushing it.

Thanksgiving
2008 remains a mystery- what am I thankful for? The tablecloth wasn’t big enough to fit it all.

Thanksgiving
Good ol’ pops. Always pulls out the pragmatism and potency.

Thanksgiving
Dad mashing taters in background, mom washing dishes in foreground. Rolls rising and being flour dusted.

Thanksgiving
Little niece writing in corner next to piano. She is working on a story she shared with me. So far, she is 42 pages into it. She’s a good kid with an adventuresome brain.

Thanksgiving
Staring at the ceiling. Dreaming of stuffing and gravy…

Thanksgiving
Butter. One thing you can never have enough of. I wish I had a life size stick to roll around on/in like a corn cob.

Thanksgiving
Cracking nuts of all kinds.

Thanksgiving
Corn off the cob.

Thanksgiving
Boiling potatoes.

Thanksgiving
Sister’s front door. Boy is she crafty. Keeps a fun and cutely decorated home.

Thanksgiving
Me niece made breakfast for us (and a menu to order from). I teased her about her spelling of cinnamon, then I realized, I couldn’t spell it either.

Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll.

November 2, 2008

Holidays

Halloween 2008

On Friday the 31st we hosted our second annual Halloween Party. It was a scream. Below are some images captured from the night:

Halloween
Me dressed up as the main character from Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 adaptation of a A Clockwork Orange.

Halloween
As part of me costume, I needed to procure a codpiece of sorts. Not being able to find an authentic one in any of the stores I visited here in town, I ended up making my own. To do so, I cut out a big chunk of cardboard in the desired codpiece shape, I soaked me cardboard codpiece cutout in the shower, and then I formed the cutout paper-mache style around a mannequin to dry to form. It was quite the process but it turned out good enough.

Halloween
Trinkets left behind by party goers. And yes, that is a fire extinguisher pin positioned in the lower left.

Halloween
Shoes taken off to dance.

Halloween
Coat hanger and Duct Tape. Not usually a good combo.

Halloween
Someone wore a a safety jacket.

Halloween
Someone wore scary slippers.

Halloween
This head was creepy.

Halloween
Cowboy rope.

Halloween
Jump rope and sword.

Halloween
Cleanup next day. Smokers butts never make their way into the proper receptical. Why?

Goodnight, everyone.

July 21, 2008

Holidays

Saturday Night Party Recap…

Party
We threw a big birthday bash at db clay this past weekend. Much fun was had.

Garett Croft Stenson

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