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 washingContinue reading “Perfect is Good Enough”

Trial 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, withContinue reading “Trial by Fire: Bushtit’s Nest”

Did we leave it like this?

Yes.  Yes, we did. Normally, I am a very methodical & tidy person who thrives in spaces with order and symmetry.  Lots of clear desk space, paper arranged by color & thickness in nice neat stacks, storage baskets in orderly rows…  Somehow, it all makes me feel more centered and creative, almost giddy with happiness. Continue reading “Did we leave it like this?”