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Snail’s Pace

Late Saturday afternoon the snails are hard at work, doing what they do, crossing bridges of grass. Following each other over there, where it should be better. Scaling up this way, because they can. Or disappearing to a cooler place, into the dim depths, the source of things. To find what they want there. The […]

Sidewalk Stories

So many stories on a sidewalk after it rains. A strip of cement that connects one house with another, swept bare most of the time, but after a storm it’s imprinted with what remains after wind and water shift things around.  There’s a leaf turned transparent as a scrap of tissue paper. Another split directly […]

So much like…

I just finished a new sewn piece, so after naming it and photographing it and justifying its existence I can take a little breath. Think, or preferably, not think. Mostly, I look. Look at pictures, look at things, pick things up. Remind myself about why I surround myself with certain objects. Why I go straight […]

Inconspicuous

       Inconspicuous to me, normally, without a macro lens. Though I’ve always been pretty low to the ground, I’m not this close.  a cassia petal plumbago hibiscus stigma Two petals were scattered on the sidewalk, the plumbago grows wild near the air conditioner, the hibiscus bush is next to the garage door, and […]

Such Green

We’ve been lucky with nature this month, around this little suburban house. Dragonflies on the screens, orange butterflies outside Dunkin Donuts, a nest full of baby mockingbirds in the young yellow and green Cassia tree outside my studio window. They gape at their mother dropping them insects, baring their lemon yellow mouths. They sound like […]

Small

There’s so much Alice in Wonderland out there now, thanks to Tim Burton, with all those shifts in scale. I’ve always turned to small, to things that could be knocked over with one exhalation, or shot across the room through an accidental twitch of a finger. There’s a general belief out there that miniaturists are […]