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Something to ponder

A quote from this NPR interview with musician Laura Gibson caught my attention last weekend. About 5 minutes in, she says: … erring on the side of confidence. I wanted to look back and see any failures that I made were failures of risk rather than failures of timidity. There’s a lot packed into that: […]


Today is a day to remember those who fought for their country, and to thank those who can still hear it. It’s also a day to celebrate one individual from that group. Today is my grandfather’s 91st birthday. John J. Goslee fought in World War II – stationed in China. Came home, raised three kids, […]


“Start as you mean to go on” seems to be the general consensus on the new year. If that’s the way it works, though, my 2009 is going to be late and disorganized. Four days into the year and I’m already desperately behind and overcommitted, just as I ended 2008. Not undoable, just requires a […]

A couple of unrelated links

A couple of completely unrelated things found online… Melissa Etheridge weighs in on the passing of Prop 8 in California. I read this interview with artist Lisa Snellings-Clark when it first came out, but one part stuck in my head, and I have to share. Lisa said: “Jane Frank gave me a great piece of […]

A Weaver

I turned on my computer this morning to learn that Peter Collingwood, master weaver and textile specialist, died unexpectedly yesterday, in his studio at home. I’d never had the pleasure of meeting Peter in person, but we’d corresponded a number of times over the years. He wrote the masterworks on tablet weaving, and rug weaving, […]

Thought for the Day

Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. […]

Getting ready to dye…

I was thinking yesterday about my approach to things… art, life, work… pretty much everything. You could probably sum it all up as “science in service of art”. Art is the goal, but fuzzy-wuzzy inspiration and a good dose of trial and error can only get you so far. The science is necessary as well, […]