Category Archives: creative process

Snip snip snippets

Allo you! Nice to have your company. Interesting short newslettes for you: This tiny origami robot from a joint MIT/TU Munich project has all sorts of possibilities. Click on the link to see a video of it in action. What would you do? Both of my entries in the Santa Fe Book Arts Show at…

Unexpectedness

please click through to the blog to comment! Thanks. Allo you! We were talking, an Inner Sherpa client, and me, about what makes work special. Swivel-your-head special. ‘Unexpectedness’ came up. We talked about it and I wanted to share the ideas with you, they were interesting. What brings your eye back to something? Makes you…

Mixed Media Bookishness…part one

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… and come to think of it, words are complete abstractions. Meanwhile, I got far enough on my newest artist book to see what it can be, and want to finish it carefully. I entered other books in the BAG Rotunda Show and will share pics from the opening with you. This book though will…

Coffee Refills

> Apologies if you receive this a second time. Am still learning the mobile app for WP. Thanks!> Well my little chickadees- Comments back from you> Artspeak as quoted in this morning’s post isn’t appropriate language here. Frankly, that was as much as I have patience for too. But the ideas were interesting, and you…

Sunday Morning Coffee

” [The artist’s] ability to hone his abstract work to the minimal elements of reference while still holding a specific content has more to do with multicultural postmodernity than it does with earlier Euromodernist ideals of non-objective abstraction. “He is advancing Euro-platonic notions of ‘pure’ abstraction by returning them to the indigenous roots from which…

Mulling Bookishness

Allo you- First, thank you for the lovely emails you sent after my last post! We have a wonderful community here, reminds me of a reunion or a retreat. Your words meant a lot to me. Posting here instead of Facebook struck a real chord with many of you. Write back in the ‘comments’ below,…

Seasonal Highs

Hello you! From me to you- I’m sitting at an airy Italian riverside cafe in Santa Fe, thumbs busy typing to you on my phone, sipping my hot americano and thinking about you. Since I write so rarely, here’s something you may not realize: the web you and I have created enfolds us all from…

The Buddy Game: new Take Two workshops in June

The buddy game: find a partner, and something new naturally happens when you create together. How do inspiration and synergy sound to you? Carol Blackburn and I are teaching together again for two new collaborative workshops “Take Two: Moving Along”, June 26, then 27+28: workshops here in Santa Fe. June 26, Friday’s one-day class combines Carol’s Network Caning…

Slow and Steady Mobility

Hello all! Did you know that sharks need to keep swimming even when sleeping? Water moving through their gills brings oxygen into their systems- they cannot breathe on their own. In a way I’m the same, without the teeth. Movement feeds my spirit and nourishes my psyche. Now I’ve accepted that rather than fight against it, things…

The Confident Yes, or Wonder Woman redux

Do you feel confident about yourself and your work – until you have an audience? Do you routinely close your arms across your chest, or curl up and cross your legs- then realize you often feel defensive and anxious? Do you stride into your studio, full of decisiveness – then lose it when you sit and mull? Remember Wonder Woman? Turns out she…