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you have reached julie kesti's tumblr. i'm from minnesota and live in shanghai, near a furniture repair place covered in astroturf and a french lavender shop. blog + art: juliekesti.com

this is a record of my latest projects, things-in-progress, and fun and interesting finds.

see my full website and blog at: juliekesti.com

nice to see you,

J


the art swap Pom perseveres! though in a somewhat flattened form @iceartswap #pom #giantpom #artswapshanty

the art swap Pom perseveres! though in a somewhat flattened form @iceartswap #pom #giantpom #artswapshanty

— 9 hours ago

#artswapshanty  #pom  #giantpom 
#minnesota #minneapolis #summer #lush

#minnesota #minneapolis #summer #lush

— 2 days ago with 1 note

#summer  #lush  #minnesota  #minneapolis 
arizona features two of my favorite colors

Can you guess which two I like paired? There are so many hues in these scenes, it might be hard to say…(and really I love them all…)

love, julie





— 2 days ago

#Travel  #Arizona  #Beauty  #Road trip  #nature  #red  #green 
minneapolis!

The road trip has reached its end and we are in Minneapolis! As I’ve done the last two years, I begin my visit home at my brother’s house in South Minneapolis near the Minnehaha Creek. ¬†This time Sean and I are dog-sitting, so we have a few solo days to recompose ourselves and our belongings in our old hometown.

Running through my mind today:

//it’s scary it’s exciting it’s weird it’s jarring it’s natural it’s strange we’re back//

//spending the first afternoon unpacking adjusting doing laundry making order in a new (temporary) space. checking out the greenery of the neighborhood. hiding out just a bit before we start reunioning saying hello getting back into the life of minneapolis for awhile//

//it’s strange it’s jarring it’s natural, we’re back//

More travel tales and photos of the road trip to come. I couldn’t have thought up a better adventure when I was convalescing from my tumble down the metro stairs last winter. ¬†Feeling lucky and grateful that we were able to make my couch-bound fantasy come true.

love, julie


— 3 days ago

#minneapolis  #expat visit home  #expat  #summer 
explore-blog:

If you read one thing today, make it C.S. Lewis on suffering and the question of free will.

explore-blog:

If you read one thing today, make it C.S. Lewis on suffering and the question of free will.

— 3 days ago with 218 notes

last leg #iowa #roadtrip

last leg #iowa #roadtrip

— 3 days ago

#iowa  #roadtrip 
opened in the 30s as Cozy Cafe #nebraska #roadtrip

opened in the 30s as Cozy Cafe #nebraska #roadtrip

— 4 days ago

#nebraska  #roadtrip 
couldn’t resist this dazzling opportunity :-) #nebraska #roadtrip #chancesR

couldn’t resist this dazzling opportunity :-) #nebraska #roadtrip #chancesR

— 4 days ago

#nebraska  #chancesr  #roadtrip 
onions changing lanes #nebraska #roadtrip

onions changing lanes #nebraska #roadtrip

— 4 days ago

#nebraska  #roadtrip 
reading our way across Nebraska #books #junotdiaz #reading #nebraska #roadtrip

reading our way across Nebraska #books #junotdiaz #reading #nebraska #roadtrip

— 4 days ago

#roadtrip  #books  #nebraska  #reading  #junotdiaz 
going Shanghai taxi driver style with herbal tea from Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary in Boulder :-) #boulder #herbs #colorado #roadtrip #shanghai

going Shanghai taxi driver style with herbal tea from Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary in Boulder :-) #boulder #herbs #colorado #roadtrip #shanghai

— 4 days ago

#boulder  #herbs  #shanghai  #colorado  #roadtrip 
another view #boulder #colorado #roadtrip

another view #boulder #colorado #roadtrip

— 5 days ago

#boulder  #colorado  #roadtrip 
view from a blanket in Chautauqua Park #boulder #colorado #roadtrip

view from a blanket in Chautauqua Park #boulder #colorado #roadtrip

— 5 days ago

#boulder  #colorado  #roadtrip 
#boulder #art #frida #colorado #roadtrip

#boulder #art #frida #colorado #roadtrip

— 5 days ago

#boulder  #frida  #art  #colorado  #roadtrip