studio journal

Enigma Variations.

Enigma Variations.

"Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway." — Kiki Smith
Solace in decay, or who needs action when you've got words?

Solace in decay, or who needs action when you've got words?

We've listened to Meat Puppets ll a few times this week at home and in the studio. What is it about his voice? It's ... not good ....

aggregations.

aggregations.

This aggregation of form must be like the slow building of a snail shell. The work is in just adding to what’s there: starting at that one spot where the growth left off, working your way around but always spiraling outward, always adding on to — each movement contributing to something larger. Aggregations.
heathen prayer beads

heathen prayer beads

... I decided that I deserve some too, so I made them, because I'm my own god, I guess? Or at least, I'm my own disorganized but somehow lovable sentient creature. 
PATCHOULI is back.

PATCHOULI is back.

"Don't carry too much patchouli," they told me. "Not many people like it," they said. THEY WERE WRONG. It sold out.
secret lentil 2017 holiday gift guide

secret lentil 2017 holiday gift guide

Gifts for under 20 dollars! Gifts that fulfill awkward co-worker obligations! Gifts for the artist and adventurer! And of course, let's just say it: Gifts for your own damn self!
This Shoe Was Stolen From Russell F. Speirs, who took this picture ...

This Shoe Was Stolen From Russell F. Speirs, who took this picture ...

... he made up for it by mailing me fantastic Thurber-esque cartoons, some of which I didn't realize were also adult-esque until years later. (A well-endowed woman wearing pearls with the caption "Whose cellar door is good for sliding down? Mrs. Gotrocks, that's who!")
Yes! Much translucent ethereal scrunchy matte black silk

Yes! Much translucent ethereal scrunchy matte black silk

Also — you know how I don't do custom work? I don't. But once in a while someone asks me for something and the stars, planets and coffee mugs are aligned sooooo perfectly that it's easier to say yes ...
black and white stripes. black linen

black and white stripes. black linen

"Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, 
wearing stripes with plaid comes easy."

— Albert Einstein
red stripes, visitors, coffee-groveling

red stripes, visitors, coffee-groveling

I met a holiday-traveling customer from out of state this weekend at my studio. We had such a solidly good time. I'm still adjusting to how odd-bu...
special offering: Carmel Nicoletti for secret lentil

special offering: Carmel Nicoletti for secret lentil

Artist and studio neighbor Carmel Nicoletti made a smattering of spare zen-like hand-hammered copper necklaces just for Secret Lentil. They're ...