Out of the studio

Howard's Puppets

I'm having a low-health day today, and working from home. Nothing too serious, don't worry; I expect to be back in the studio tomorrow. I wish you all a peaceful and creative day -- or else an exciting and creative one, whichever you prefer.

Howard's Puppets

Photos above: The tools of Howard's trade (a Commedia mask, Commedia puppets, Punch & Judy puppets) on a living room chair.


Myth & Moor update

Illustration by Angela Barrett

My apologies for not posting this morning. The studio's internet connection has been going in and out all day, as sometimes happens in stormy weather. This is the first time I've been able to connect with Typepad (which hosts this blog)  -- just as I close up shop for the evening.

I'll be back in the studio tomorrow.

Update Wednesday morning: I'm still having internet connectivity problems, and I'm unable to load imagery to this blog this morning. I hope to be able to post later today when (or if?) the internet signal stabilizes. Please check back!

Illustration by Angela Barrett

"A writer -- and, I believe, generally all persons -- must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art."   - Jorge Luis Borges

The illustrations above are by Angela Barrett.


Myth & Moor update

Field

I'm afraid I'm going to be out of the studio and off-line a little longer. I'd like to be back by the end of the week, if life permits -- but I've been living in a one-day-at-a-time kind of way, at the mercy of things beyond my control. As we all are really, every moment of our lives, but sometimes that fact is starker than others.

Thank you for your patience, and your messages of support. I hope your summer has been richly creative.

Field 2

"It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done."

  - Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)


Ah well....

Woodland gate

Dear Readers,

I composed a final piece for "Le Guin Week" ...  but as I finished, instead of saving it for posting, I somehow managed to lose it all.  Arghhh. I suppose that's what I get for Blogging While Tired, as I had a very late night last night.

I have to move on to other commitments now, so I apologize for the lack of a proper post today. I'll be back on Monday (with the usual Monday Tunes), and will reconstruct the piece I'd intended for today as Tuesday's offering.

Wishing you a good and creative weekend,

with love from me and the hound.

Woodland window

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"  - L.M. Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables)


Tea Time by Terri Windling

I woke up with a bad cold this morning, so I'm afraid there's no post today. I hope to be back in the studio tomorrow as I've Got a Lot to Do. Fingers and bunny paws crossed.

"As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There's a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother's pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, 'In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes.'"   - Aprilynne Pike (Illusions)