Category Archives: Paper

The Messy Process of Art

“This is not going to work.” That’s what I said to myself in the middle of my latest bookbinding project. It was a commissioned piece… a wedding guest book for a friend of mine… and I was giving it my … Continue reading

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Living in the Layers

I’ve been reading and re-reading a poem by Stanley Kunitz titled “The Layers”. I am not trying to understand the poem so much as to partake of the gift of its mystery. He begins with this: “I have walked through … Continue reading

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Higher Learning

I consider myself a lifelong learner, a trait I inherited from my father who was a voracious knowledge seeker. Although I dropped out of college after my third year, I have been enrolled in learning ever since. It all started with on … Continue reading

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Magnificent Obsessions

Eric Maisel is back with a new book called “Brainstorm” which is about encouraging the mind’s natural talent for obsessing. Maisel differentiates between productive and unproductive obsessing. Basically, the difference is that a productive obsession takes you in a direction … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

I don’t know about you, but in my childhood, the game “Mother May I?” was all about power and favoritism. There were giant steps and scissor steps… saying “Mother May I” and still getting the no. I remember saying no when … Continue reading

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