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Winter Pop-Up Books

  frostwoods pop up book – m o c h i (amelie knelstrom) @ vespertine Finding well constructed pop-up books inworld is a real treat.  They are close to my heart – as I am a bookmaker and teach bookarts … Continue reading

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fortune

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” ― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide … Continue reading

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on being and teacups…

The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the … Continue reading

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Landscapes

This is a detail from a large cuadro.   Peruvian textile wall hangings that depict life in the barrios, or shantytowns, outside of Lima, Peru. They are embroidered and appliquéd using scraps of cotton and other materials by women living and … Continue reading

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lights and flowers

I am writing by the golden light of a beautiful ceramic lamp, bought the last time I was in Dingle, Ireland.  One of my favorite places on the planet.  The glaze reminds me of the way the sea looks in … Continue reading

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containers

These beautiful jars made by Nico Griffith of Tartessos Arts captured my attention tonight. I was thinking about something Herman Hesse wrote: “There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an … Continue reading

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Small things worth seeing…. #1

The Buddha is one that sits in the back of my skybox pond and sometimes I just take a moment to reflect and center myself there, sitting in the chair across from him.  This particular  Buddha was created by Anthony … Continue reading

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