Monday, September 26, 2011


 "Show your work." was a constant refrain from my teachers over the years.

The math teachers didn't like to see just a number for an answer. The English teachers didn't like an essay that didn't have a rough draft (preferably with research index cards included).

I didn't want to show my work.

When you ask a magician, "How did you do that?", the answer is of course, "Magic!". We are willing to accept that.  Why can't the answer just be, "seven" and leave it at that?

On the other hand I am a big fan of behind-the-scenes. I love to watch short manufacturing films.

The pencil sketches portion of a major art exhibit is usually my favorite part.

So, here is a glimpse of my process.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


It is September.


Possibly, late September.

Time for the fall plan.

Time to take the body boards and beach chairs out of the trunk.

Time to take a look around and decide my next step.

No more time to mourn the end of summer.

I must try to remember how much I love fresh apples and pumpkin beer and how good I look in tweed.

Must make some new goals and learn some new stuff.

Must get down to brass tacks, because it is after all, September.