To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. -- Emily Dickinson I studied flower arranging as a 4-Her in my youth. Using day lilies was an introduction to wabi sabi, a term I would not learn until many years later. What is blooming today, and only today?
Who wants to create more in the time allotted? How can that happen? My friend Cathy Stark photographed me in this pose that illustrates, "Runs With Scissors." When the cutting begins, I am in the creative zone. And while I am more of a risk taker than my high school teachers could have ever imagined, I usually … Continue reading Accelerate Results
Big drama wears me out. Big bites overwhelm me. I often choose a "little bit," a phrase my father often used and now so does my son. Both Studio Three 17 and its division fibergig experienced significant growth spurts in 2013. We grew, we learned, and now we are intentionally building on those experiences. This … Continue reading Evolve in the Land of Little Bits
I like shoveling snow when no one else is stirring, except the snow plow coming up the highway. Everything is muffled, except the scrapping of the shovel against asphalt, worked out in a rhythm that mirrors the movement of arms, feet, lungs. I am hoping not to fuel up the snow blower this year, but … Continue reading 2014, A Year of Listening
I stacked up 3 buttons and then repeated the action 7 more times. The little buttons were embellishments for gingerbread men, a new design for journal covers. I threaded up the machine, successfully sewed on two buttons, then cracked the third and broke a needle. I took the thread out of the machine and found … Continue reading An Economy Lesson from my Mother
I attended a small business seminar last week. One of the presenters began his workshop with two questions: what is you biggest challenge and what is your greatest aspiration? The most common answer to the first question was enough time. I have been thinking about that answer all week, accompanied by the old adage of … Continue reading Enough: Time