Perfect is Good Enough

I like to believe that Perfectionism is an inherited genetic trait.  This fantasy allows me to deflect personal responsibility and blame it on the long line of Perfectionists that came before me.  My parents were afflicted in different ways, but one of the sayings my father uttered while working on almost any project, from washing …

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Trail by Fire: Bushtit’s Nest

I was just about to give a lovely, little update on the super-carving-intensive, 9-color, single-plate, reduction linocut I had been working on for its debut at my first ever Sierra Art Trails in early October, when a series of unhappy, fire-related delays began.  We've been evacuated or pre-evacuated 3 times in the last month, with …

Lost & Found

It hasn't been all ladybugs and butterflies, but there have been quite a few.  Life is definitely different up here and at first I felt a little adrift, a bit lost.  After almost 10 months, I think I am finally finding a rhythm that feels right. Most days begin with a 'morning walk', which mainly …