Tuesday, August 11, 2009


New Wet Suits, not rubber. Better technology. By Matuse.

I recently went to Westport to watch some people surfing. Lots of wet suits on bodies. Sunny day, but we all know that 56 degree water is COLD.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wood and Relations

My father was a cabinet maker for 36 years. We lived in a house with exotic woods. I joke with my siblings that we should "part out" the house when we sell it, because the wood is now so precious and who could love it as much as we did? ( my siblings are horrified by this suggestion, by the way).

Here is an article in Dwell magazine about a guy who kept all the wood (plywood, mostly, not very exotic) from his grandmother's house in Poland.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Farmers? Read this book: by Lisa Hamilton


Cymric Silver

It's really gray, but this color was suggested by a friend/designer and it is on all the walls and ceilings of our house. It looks so fabulous!

Paint color Here
Reading a cool book about crows written by a Seattle woman.


Saturday, August 8, 2009


Rob Walker writes for the New York Times. He writes about marketing that works now. You can hear him interviewed here on a radio show...

Consumers. Identifying with ads, identifying with what we own, buy, desire...interesting thoughts.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Here is a drawing of brocade fabric I started on the final day of Margaret Davidson's class on drawing drapery.

This drawing I worked on for about six hours on day two of the workshop. Margaret is an excellent instructor!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sand Dollars and Yellowjackets

Here is a snapshot of what I collected (non Buddhist-way) at the beach recently. A couple of wasps and some sand dollars, some sun and some wind added in for good measure, and some sarcastic commentary on life in a small town. I met some interesting weirdos and watched some tourists playing on the beach and attempting to surf.

Best view: guy teaching his 6 or 7 year old to surf, and watching her giggle gleefully when riding the board in on her knees.