28 Oct 2012

About missing Dewey Beach.

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About missing Dewey Beach.

This year was the first of many that I have not attended the Greyhound Reach the Beach event in Dewey Beach, Delaware. It is one of those “not to miss” Greyhound events. It’s like a ¬†pilgrimage for Greyhound lovers worldwide. The mark on the calendar each October, the weekend before Columbus Day. I think I’ve […]

30 Sep 2012

Grants and headaches.

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Grants and headaches.

It’s the same process every time I tackle a writing a grant. First the headache. Then my mouse batteries die. Then the printer is out of ink. Never fails. Sometimes I step away from the computer only to return to have lost the file I was working on. And I never lose files… except when […]

21 Sep 2012

One of those days.

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One of those days.

The “to do” list has been written. Finish taking photos of new work. Process those images. Make clay. Update the portfolio section of this website. Plus find the UPS guy and hand off a stray package. Get the errant PC from the library to the PC-Dr. Design a new business card? And then there is […]

19 Sep 2012
29 Jul 2012

Why North Dakota?

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Why North Dakota?

As I try to get into blogging – trying to stick to a schedule here – I thought I’d write a little bit about my love/hate with North Dakota. I’m going to try and keep the whine out of this. Why do I live here again? Family. Stability. Big Skies and Wide Open Spaces. Clean […]

4 Apr 2012

Scenes from the studio. Routine.

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Scenes from the studio. Routine.

Scenes from the studio – ceramic boxes, yard work and lots of Greyhound walks.

21 Mar 2012

Scenes from the studio

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Scenes from the studio

Pugging clay. The old cans are on the shelf right in front of me. They were leftovers from the previous owner. The green and white Sinclair can is my favorite. Here are some of the cans and other photos from inside my studio.

8 Mar 2012

An exhibition.

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An exhibition.

Weird how life works. I’ve been playing with my new camera and the¬†100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. I bought this lens in 2008, took a few photos of sterling pendants and such, then basically shelved it. It never produced what I wanted. With the new camera body, however, it’s a whole new experience. Anyway. I’m shooting […]

5 Mar 2012

Why I choose handmade mugs.

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Why I choose handmade mugs.

Almost a year ago, I made a choice to try to live more purposeful. It wasn’t some big spiritual awakening or New Year’s Resolution. Instead it was a simple idea. How can I make choices — good choices – in my life. Because I was feeling like my life was living me rather than the […]

4 Mar 2012

Energy.

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Energy.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about some of the challenges and benefits of having a part-time job along with a full-time artistic practice. I feel pulled apart at times, struggling with shifting gears and making the most of my time. But the library job gets me out the house (and studio), out of my head and […]

1 Dec 2011

New friend.

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Winchester has a new friend. Charley is his name. He’s a Great Dane. This makes Winchester very happy. Charley loves to run and play. He plays differently than the greyhounds. Winchester doesn’t know what to think of this, but he still tries to get Charley to play. Charley has his own ideas of course. So […]