Current Projects

Avoiding Arrogance – Human or Canine
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Avoiding Arrogance – Human or Canine

The Arrogance of Perfection Supposedly this week I’m on staycaytion, but that didn’t keep me from digging into the newest installment in my severe case of Shiny Online Workshop Syndrome. I’m two-thirds of the way through an 8-week course on Persian Illuminate Carpet Pages from the Timurid period. This week I’m working my way through…

The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth
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The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth

One of my new favorite words is Hiraeth [hee-REY-eth], a Welsh word that I learned this past spring. Hiraeth lacks an exact English counterpart. It refers to the a yearning for or missing of a space or geography. It comes with a mixture of wistfulness, sadness, grief, and nostalgia for an ideal place of the…

Eccentric Ellipses + Summer Workshops
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Eccentric Ellipses + Summer Workshops

As spring gently glides into summer, I’m thrillled to report that for once in over a decade, spring has actually been spring with only a handful of scorcher, orange alert days here in “Hotlanta.” Spending 99% of our time at home as we do, it has been nothing short of glorious. My shaded back yard…

The Harsh Light of Reality + Surprise Relief
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The Harsh Light of Reality + Surprise Relief

This week, the big, final, studio puzzle piece arrived: a custom built flat file drawer cabinet that looks like an antique map drawer cabinet in pristine condition. I’d had slight heart failure last fall when my husband cc’d me on an email he’d sent about getting it custom built. As a highly productive, tools and…