Monthly Archives: January 2014

Road to studio and the ice is melting off the road


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“In order to understand the way our brains behave, we can observe our emotions and their effects…”

In order to understand the way our brains behave, we can observe our emotions and their effects. In the past, it seemed as though science and spirituality were opposed to each other. However, it’s not a useful division to maintain, because the one tradition deals with knowledge of the material world and the other with the inner world of the mind; we need to know about both. —Dalai Lama

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I love this little filling up red map. Testimony to infrastructure failure.

How Bad Did Atlanta’s Roads Get After 2 Inches of Snow? This GIF Sums Up the Gridlock (Atlanta’s traffic apocalypse, brought to you by Google Maps.)

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Dawn Light

Dawn Light

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Patterns in the universe; macrocosm or microcosm?

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars his colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

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This was in my head this morning

‘You are old, Father William’ (1865)

Lewis Carroll

“You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head –
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”

“In my youth,” Father William replied to his son,
“I feared it might injure the brain;
But, now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again.”

“You are old,” said the youth, “as I mentioned before,
And have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door –
Pray, what is the reason of that?”

“In my youth,” said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
“I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment – one shilling the box –
Allow me to sell you a couple?”

“You are old,” said the youth, “and your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak –
Pray how did you manage to do it?”

“In my youth,” said his father, “I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life.”

“You are old,” said the youth, “one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose –
What made you so awfully clever?”

“I have answered three questions, and that is enough,”
Said his father; “don’t give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I’ll kick you downstairs!”

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My workspace here at Arrowmont

I am in the Tactility Forum Residency here.
Arrowmont Workspace

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10: Grass research

Today’s sketchbook image 1964 impact of grass on Iran ‘s economy


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9: From the gondola

We went up the gondola to uber gatlinburg today

Gatlinburg Gondola

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8: Image

This piece is by Jim Arendt. It is in process. we are both at a tactility forum :


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It begins. Monocotyledons. Paniceae. Rhizomes, glumes, lemmes, paleas.


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7: Looking through

I saw a challenge of a topic of looking through and I thought the idea was fascinating I couldn’t find the challenge again but I still like the idea of the photo

Looking Through

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6: Chaos Theory

An illustration of today’s process in the studio.


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If it has a pin it is getting a stitch.

Pins and stitches

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Snow at Arrowmont!!!

Arrowmont Snow

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5: Nest on a tree


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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Exhibition Is Knitted With Scientific Accuracy

In one of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s conservatories, flowers that have more in common with cable-knit sweaters than the surrounding flora have been on display for the last few months.

“Knit, Purl, Sow” Features Knitted Floral- and Plant-Inspired Works

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I love my truck.


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4: Pillow by Kenneth

When my son was in elementary school he sewed the small pillow in the center of this composition for me for Mother’s Day . The sunlight on it this morning struck me with such a memory of him when he was small


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3: It’s all about the light

Late afternoon on the hill the light is this color only a moment


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2: Boro stitches for an old army blanket


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1: January Dawn

January Dawn

A new beginning

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