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In Praise of Mind-Numbing Repetition

In Praise of Mind-Numbing Repetition

My current big project is a book that will include both photos and text. That doesn’t sound bad. But there will be many more than 1,000 photos on perhaps 600 pages. That’s not bad either, just big. Here’s the mind-numbing part: approximately 600 of those photos are now contained in about 50 individual pages of … Continue reading

Where do you get your ideas?

Where do you get your ideas?

That’s a question I get sometimes, especially about my jewelry. Sometimes the answer is simple – I see an image that gives me an idea. For instance, the Oregon Symphony performs in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. It is a lovely old theater with wonderfully ornamented walls and ceilings. Built in 1928 and restored in 1984, … Continue reading

Trumpets of spring

Trumpets of spring

Another pleasure of living in a new place – you don’t know what to expect, if anything, from the garden. There are soon-to-bloom daffodils and tulips coming up out front but they look to be days or even weeks from blooming. But at the base of the big linden tree in back, this lovely surprise. … Continue reading