Ferry life

Today is my first day as a member of the hair and makeup crew for the Seattle Opera. As we live on the opposite side of Puget Sound, getting to Seattle is either a two hour drive (unless there is traffic- in which case take on exponential sit in traffic time), or a 20 minute drive and a 30 minute drive on-ferry.

I love the ferry. And any chance I can get to be on a boat, I’m in. But until today, all our ferry excursions were mostly for fun. This time, is different. This time, I’m a commuter.

I feel a certain solidarity with the other commuters using this extra time to prepare for the day. Today, I ate my lunch (thanks honey!), painted my fingernails, and spied on the other ferry folk. It is pretty easy to diss out the tourists from the commuters. Tourists tend to dress, touristy; commuters tend to stay in their cars and use the time to their advantage (like, painting one’s nails!).

Seattle in the distance

I have had far worse commutes (Evergreen to Denver in the snow? No thanks!), this feels more like the spa equivalent of commuting. Quiet. Cool. Stunning views…

I think I could get used to this.

….six hours later….

Yeah, not too shabby a commute…Sunset over Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

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Rebecca Cramer, raised in Oklahoma City, OK, had her first job in design, layout, and printing of concert posters for artists like B.B, King, Bobby Blue Bland, and Wanda Jackson at her family’s offset and lithography business, Colorcraft Poster Company. Her career history includes editing and managing the review process for The American Ornithologists’ Union’s magazine The Auk, as well as teaching English at the secondary and post-secondary levels. In 2008 she completed a Master’s in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at Oklahoma City University. One constant has been Becca’s love for the arts and her penchant for creating, and she approaches design and construction from an artist's perspective. She has worked such diverse media as silver-smithing, collage, and found-item art. She loves repurposing things others throw away into something useful and beautiful. Early on, Becca displayed a passion for makeup early, when at the age of two she broke into her grandmother’s lipstick stash and applied lipstick to herself, the vanity, and the walls. In June 2012, she moved to Denver to become a makeup artist. Under the name Becca Be, and Fetch, her work has appeared in several fashion publications, including Dark Beauty, Jute, and Kai’outi magazines. She has also worked with designers for Denver Fashion Week, and with ADCD’s Paper Fashion Show (both as artist, and Production Designer).

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