Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Ubiquitous iPod and iPhone
Backlit electronic images
The smell of the printed page
Physical impressions of letterpress
The feel of the page as fingered
the weight of the page as it is
turned and
Binding appropriate to the book
Proportions: length, width, thickness
Layout of images
Color balancing
A box slipcase for a bed

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Oh my goodness she's back at it, doing it again. Do you remember when she was a kid in school she'd talk the teacher into passing out little leaflets with some snippet of a story and having the other kids in the class write their own endings? She promised to share her version but she never did. After complaints from the other students, the teacher stopped this little exercise.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


M sat in a room lined with layers of silk draped on the walls. He unpacked his baggage slowly, revealing layers, some thin and delicate, some ornate and intact yet clearly worn, some barely held together. Each piece had been wrapped and kept, occasionally tended to. M held each piece up to the light as he continued his quiet narrative. He let his friend E help him unpack, and E tried some items on. "You may have them, along with the stories they hold." E skipped outside and whirled around merrily, garnering attention and accolades from observers.

The clothes got caught, they tore and shredded, and E returned periodically to get reclothed. Soon he said "I cannot stay in this place," yet E stayed long enough to quickly dress and return to friends and audience outside, leaving M with the baggage. One warm spring evening E hurried in and saw that the room was empty, the walls were barren, and M stood alone. "Where are my clothes?"

"The clothes in the bag were mine. I let you have them and I have no more for you."

"Are you sure? Maybe you have another bag? Yes I can find more but I like yours. Are you sure?"

M stood silently, arms at his sides and palms out.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Yesterday a moon filled, today Venus traverses, tonight a gavel will pass.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Yesterday I had serious intentions to complete a particular task that really needs to be done. I actually have several tasks in this category, but one in particular has become more urgent than the others.

However when I awoke I realized that if I didn't start this piece then the optimum window of opportunity would close quickly.

So I made one piece, then another similar one, based on Warp 4.
Very glad I did this; it clearly needed to get done. I used the remaining warp and will need to tie on or rewarp the loom.

Now I'll go back and focus on the task that I "should have" been doing to begin with.