4 Sep 2014

About ends and beginnings.

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These past few months have been occupied with readying work for an exhibit at Dickinson State University. The last of the work was delivered to the gallery on tuesday, September 2. After months of busy-busy the exhibit is installed and ready for viewing. The pressure to scurry and make is off. Two things I have […]

31 Aug 2014

Blink.

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The original title for this post was “Readying for the next exhibit”. The draft, describing how I prepare for an exhibit, has sat in my unpublished folder long enough that the exhibit has been packed and delivered to the gallery. It has been that kind of summer. Blink, and it is gone. I did get […]

6 Jun 2014

Never explain.

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Elbert Hubbard is quoted as saying, “Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” I agree with the root of this. Do I have enemies? If I do I’m not too concerned with what they think anyway. I agree with refraining from too much explanation. With […]

18 May 2014

Busy busy

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Turns out vacations are a good thing. Or what passes for a vacation in my world. I like to work. Driving to southern Utah for the Greyhound Gang‘s Greyhound Gathering, setting up my booth, peddling my wares and volunteering where I can seems to be the best vacation for me. This trip is the F5 […]

25 Apr 2014

Looking to north.

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Things in the studio are looking up and I’m pretty darn pleased. Deadlines are a blessing. Stressful blessings. First there was the sculpture of the bison with pigeon on his back. Look there, all finished. With finished walnut base and everything! This is where we last saw Hank the Bison on this blog – in […]

3 Apr 2014

No mud, at least.

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No mud, at least.

Maybe that last post was a little too whiny? I’m feeling like it was. Snow shoveling does not bring out the best in me. (sorry…) You read this blog, you know that occasionally I get to feeling like the fishbowl that is life constricts. The end of winter is one of those times. My brain […]

2 Apr 2014

The big blizzard.

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As far as blizzards go, this last one was uninspired. Eleven inches of snow, schools and businesses closed, and the threat of one to three more inches of snow today. Eh. I’m thankful the power stayed on, that area ranchers didn’t lose livestock, and that my back muscles got a free workout courtesy of shoveled […]

26 Mar 2014

Social media.

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Social media.

There are phrases I don’t need to hear again. Point in time. Politically correct. Safe haven. Social media. One must be able to find better words in our rich vocabulary of possibilities to describe these things? And – oh no! –¬†Facebook is changing the reach of its pages feature. What will we do without Facebook […]

10 Mar 2014

Yesterday was 61.

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Yesterday was 61.

61 degrees Fahrenheit. Really! And now the time change. Spring must be coming soon. Even to North Dakota. It has been a long winter. Even for North Dakota. The winter malaise seems to have struck everyone around me. Include me in that too. Keep plugging along. My north facing driveway is almost ice free. Work […]

11 Feb 2014

Raw.

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Raw.

I love raw clay. It would be helpful to the blogging process if I could articulate this. I’ll try but with all great love affairs there is that part that is unexplainable. Yes? The first time I remember being aware of the love of clay was in a Sculpture 101 class in college. The assignment […]

5 Feb 2014

About making jars & work

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About making jars & work

There was a kid standing in front of the library desk the other day. She’s a nice kid. Clever. She looks at me like I’m the lamest person in the world if I tell a silly joke, then she’ll roll her eyes. But I can tell she likes it. She asked for a page to […]