On the creative process
Selected posts about writing, reading, and art-making
On Procrastination and Rituals of Approach
On Fear of Judgement (and Pernicious Perfectionism)
What Makes a Good Writing Day?
Gift Exchange (and the Making of Art)
Art, the Marketplace, and Narrative Loss
Frogs, Toads, and Days of Gold
Rock, Water, and Thoughts About Failure
On Creative Burn-out & the Practice of Swaling
Four Short Posts on Facing Fear: I, II, III, IV
The Choices We Make, the Paths We Follow
On Illness: Part I, II, III, IV
Early Morning in the Greenwood
The Care and Feeding of Daemons and Muses
Tension, Balance, and Walking in Beauty
The photographs above were taken in my studio & the woods behind. The open book in the second photo is Rabbits Everywhere by Alicia Ezpeleta (Abrams, New York, 1996). The open book in the eighth photo is Le livre des bêtes enchantées, illustrated by Adrienne Ségur (Flammarion, Paris, 1956). This illustration - for "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Andersen - also appeared in an American edition: "The Golden Book of Fairy Tales" (Golden Books, New York, 1958).
The drawings on the right are "Little Wildrose" by H.J. Ford (1860-1941) and "Bearskin" by Otto Ubbelohde (1867-1922).
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