Monday, June 22, 2009

blue mood

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

art vs. chach

There is a difference between art that is well crafted,timeless, and made by a skilled craftsman, verses clever gimicky, product design. When you pick up an object and hold it in your hand, ask yourself this question"What does my soul feel?" I'm not saying that there shouldn't be a place for cute clever, gimicky objects, but one must consider; is this object timeless? will it look nice with other well crafted handmade objects by other artists because it fits into the catagory of art? Or is it like the furniture at the giant big box Swedish furniture store, looks nice when surrounded by all the like stuff, but not particulary high quality hand craftsmanship or sophisticated design, that will look attractive when brought into the home setting and displayed with other handcrafted artisan items of different styles for years to come.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

landscape as art

clarifying process

simple, timeless, earthy yet elegant. good craft lasts through the generations. Paying attention to detail, being patient, it's all about the process, being present each step of the way. Mindfulness is a duty to oneself, one's work, one's community. Stay on the tracks, try not to get derailled.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the beauty of nature

the beauty of nature thrives regardless. This picture was taken by the side of the road in tumultous economic times

sketchy patterns

like a pencil sketch or charcoal drawing, nature needs no more

Up on the auction block

charming starter home, move in condition

leg up in the world

Monday, June 1, 2009


A lovely home with a view, privacy abounds, sun infused rooms, great room has open feel

weather beaten old shed

knocked off it's center, withstanding the elements, it is off kilter, yet still standing