Retro Thread Rewind

Retro Thread Rewind

August 20, 2012Process

A while back I wrote a post about collecting old wooden spools. Why does any collector collect? I don’t know the answer to that — I just know that because thread is now sold on plastic spools, they aren’t making any more wooden spools. So I save them and sometimes reuse them. Sometimes they inspire … Read More

American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum

June 13, 2012Inspiration, Journeys, Other Artists

The American Visionary Art Museum is an wonderful place — three buildings of fantastic architecture dedicated to self-taught artists who follow their internal compass. The gift shop filled with art books and vintage toys and gimmicks was alone worth the trip around the Baltimore harbor on a rainy day.

Mother’s Day Gift from Mom

Mother’s Day Gift from Mom

May 16, 2012Holidays, Inspiration

Talking to my mother on Mother’s Day, she mentioned that she had recently written a memoir for her college class reunion. I asked if she’d send it to me. When the email arrived, I realized I’d been given a wonderful gift — chance to know my mother better in a different time and place. She … Read More