What Kind Of Jewelry Would A Chicken Wear?

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I've been adding brand new designs to my website and I'll be adding more in the coming weeks. Click here to see the new work and check back often.

Garnet and gold necklace by Estyn Hulbert

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So many drawings...

A lifetime of making art adds up to a huge body of work. In the case of my grandfather, even just the published artwork is extensive. In writing these blogs I've come across books I've never read and been reminded of favorite illustrations that I had forgotten. Read more...

Garth Williams Little House in the Prairie illustration

I'm taking this year to research and write about my family, sharing what I find here and on my blog. If you'd like to catch up, here are all the installments in the series so far.

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These 3 things:

We are creatures who come out of nothing, made of stardust and light, and yet we live lives full of practicalities and responsibilities.

AMA by Julie Gautier

I need art to bridge these realities and remind me that there is magic in the world:
This utterly exquisite underwater choreography;
a house built for a swing;
and a Sisyphean trampoline act.

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Chicken jewelry

It's not often that I find myself selecting jewelry that might suit a chicken. But that's what I did a couple of months ago, preparing pieces for a stylist doing an editorial photo shoot.

In the end the chicken just wore feathers, but her human mom wore a necklace I'd made and I think the photo is pretty fabulous.

Kippie the chicken

Read about Kippee the chicken's Brooklyn life in this article in Modern Farmer.

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Women can do anything

I just finished Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The book is much richer and deeper than the recent movie adaptation could be, covering a longer timeline and describing many more of the achievements of these amazing black women who were mathematicians at NASA. 

Good Company Magazine in a beautiful new publication that focuses each issue on a theme and gives voice to many underrepresented communities. Reading it reminded me that making room for people with needs other than mine actually makes more room for me too. (Plus this issue has an interview with my exercise coach, Tanya!)

What have you been reading? Let me know by replying to this email. I always need suggestions.

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