Dedicating space to my creative life is not easy. Mail, invoices, clipboards with nursery inventory threaten to jump from my desk to empty surface of the cabinet. Only my will keeps them in check. Well-meaning but oblivious co-inhabitants of my home may notice an empty space on the shelf or atop my cabinet and fill that space.Read More
I dropped off my photograph, and the woman at the desk said, “Congratulations.” Sad that I am surprised when a stranger says something nice.
Figure with Mile-a-minute, August 22, 2019
I fought with the Mile-a-minute growing on the edge of the field. I hopelessly chopped at it with the trimmer. The Stiltgrass is swallowing my friends. The jewelweed can help me, can help us all, so long as we eat more deer and plant more natives, and stop building houses, and stop being so numerous.
An evening walk with Jared. Another choice. Hide away in the office, tapping away, writing, looking at my photographs. Went for a walk together instead. Purposely choosing to not discuss planning, the business… it was a pleasant walk. This is what I saw and chose to photograph.
My lens arrived. My new 35mm lens. It took me several days before I had time to open the box. I even spent time with my camera manual. I am pleased that I am now using the manual focus, as the auto focus options are beyond my scope of understanding.
Triptych, June 28, 2019.
After sunset is when I am drawn to photograph. Twilight, we call it glow time. It makes everything look nice.
I like this spot.
mythological creation story.
shape in a mirror.
resurrect a dispassionate scene.
long wish wait.
In the valley below
A distant ridge
casts a shadow.
Sometime soon, if we get to it, we will mow the meadow. That’s how a meadow stays a meadow in here. The black cap raspberry, tulip tree, and box elder would rather it otherwise. Instead, they meet the cutting blade, put down deeper roots, send up a new stem, and greet the spring. They greet the spring no matter what. Do they long for anything? Do they wish? Do they await the death of the cutting blade so they can arise?
Saturday. Went to see art with a friend. Talked art making and music making with that friend. We both have children and we covered that topic, too. But, we really talked about making work more than our children. At least it feels that way. Just talking a bit about making work feels big.Read More