The Magic of Hands describes my belief that our hands have the unique capacity
to transfer the energy of our hearts to something outside of ourselves:
a bowl of yummy soup, a handmade hat, a painting of happy bluets.
It’s why humans make art, and why art is good medicine.

Welcome, then, to the realm of my heart.

On the Blog:

The Sloth Life: a cure for what ails us

Live Slow T-Shirt by Zen ThreadsI have a t-shirt that bears the advice, “Live Slow.” It also has a sloth on it. I like sloths and I think it’s very interesting that they are named after a deadly sin. Not that anyone cares about that so much anymore, but what moralist would have thought that a deadly sin would become necessary to balance the pace of life? Continue reading

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In the Sketchbook:


Rhododendron Blooming over Water

This little sketchbook drawing was a fun experiment in how to draw water. I am no pro when it comes to such things. But because this is just my sketchbook, and there’s no pressure, I just decided to have a little fun with it.

The original scene of inspiration is from across the road and is actually rhododendron blooming over the river, with rocks and a shore close at hand. That was more complex than I wanted to commit to, so I made the body of water a lake with a distant shore. Ah, the creative freedoms of the sketchbook!

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