We’ve had a stretch of unusually dry, balmy days, forcing the ‘flowering quince’ (Chaenomelles Japonica) to bloom early. As you may have noticed, our land was planted with many exotic species by the former owners, and there is always something in bloom, and usually something to pick and eat. I walk the grounds when I […]
I saw this Purple Shore Crab yesterday (Hemigrapsus nudus) while I was Having A Good Day. Our projects overwhelm at times and it can be challenging to keep the perspective on their origins and intentions, the contour of individual days lost in a whir of activity. The conceptual underpinnings of my work and collaborations with […]
I’m becoming a rural flaneur. Between projects I roam around meadows and forests, between the river and the beach, noticing things and making connections, looking for trends. The challenge will be to align my projects with these seasonal wanderings, to align my inner state with my surroundings, which I see as an ideal state […]
The new year brought the early return of the robins (Erithacus rubecula), who swarmed our holly trees and stripped them of berries over the past week. The birds seem to prefer this variegated variety, which I have not yet been able to identify. The berries are very bright red and mildly fragrant, and I’m experimenting […]
We have been busy preparing for our first Deep Craft Symposium this weekend at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine. I finished the pencil post bed and it awaits my parents’ arrival tomorrow for a trial run. Meanwhile, Ene had been on call to support her sister as she gave birth to a healthy girl, born […]
A few years ago I designed a pedestal to be used as either a table base or, when scaled down, to support a bench. I wanted to evoke the grace and solidity of classical Greek architecture, but based my contours and proportions on the native oak and acorn instead of the acanthus of the classical […]
Funny how nostalgia works. In the wowhaus (my tiny urban garden studio and namesake for www.thewowhaus.com) I missed the wild raging sea. Now that we live in a forest by the coast, I miss being in my cozy wowhaus, missing something like what I now actually have.