Many of my friends are artists or writers or performers and had to forge their artistic path within families whose members all had conventional jobs and who couldn't understand and didn't support their creativity.
I was lucky. My parents made things with their hands. I had aunts and uncles who were designers, musicians, actors and painter. My grandmother was an artist and writer. And my grandfather was children's book illustrator, Garth Williams. Read more...
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._______________________________________________________________________________
Jewelry in the world
I love seeing jewelry I've made being worn. It changes from an object on my bench to an expressive part of the person wearing it. I particularly love seeing jewelry used in editorial photo shoots where stylist, model, and photographer collaborate to create a magical world.
These pictures of Tessa von Walderdorff and Barron Hilton look like they're from another time. See more..._______________________________________________________________________________
These 3 things:
A library made out of trash;
patterns made of sticks and stones;
and mending that becomes art.
Sound of the studio
I'm always listening to something while making jewelry. Lately I've been on a podcast kick that includes:
Code Switch talking about our experiences culture and race;
Embedded deep diving into topics from the news;
On Being interview visionaries on meaning and spirituality
and Witness exploring moments history through those who were there.
And when I don't want to talk, these two albums have been playing on repeat:
Face Your Fear by Curtis Harding
and Ranky Tanky by Ranky Tanky
What have you been listening to? Let me know by replying to this email. I always need suggestions._______________________________________________________________________________
Tools on Tuesday
A few months ago I shared a picture of my favorite wooden spoon online. Lots of people responded with stories of their own favorite spoons and tools. I realized that I have all these intense, intimate relationships with tools that I use and live with. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make.
Since then I've created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with. Every Tuesday, I share one of my favorite tools. See all the tools here._______________________________________________________________________________
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