Creating the fictional entomological field journals of my many-times great grandfather Capt. Hale, along with his entire entomological collection. Gratification, as it lets me combine long-time interests in insects, 17th century three-dimensional embroidery, 13th c. Iranian miniature illuminated manuscripts, monasticism, sailing ships, calligraphy, genealogy, walled gardens, fictional biology, love letters, writing, sketching, music, voyages, bookbinding and journals, field kits, marginalia, valets, maps, pens, pirates, orreries, fencing, lap desks with secret drawers, oysters, homing pigeons, port wine, masks and death. There is pressure in this particular era to specialize, to focus. You can imagine the relief.
Threads…afield ambassadors banjo Bebe being fire bookbinding Bozeman Bugs calligraphy cast iron chickens climbing cold Cozy death dreams eagle family fencing fictional biology field kits genealogy grief happiness homing pigeons Icelandic sheep Indonesia insects Iranian illuminated manuscripts Jack Russell Terrier journals knife lambing lambs lap desks letters loss love love letters Making maps marginalia masks mindfulness monasticism moonlight mothership music Needlework Nordic ski oysters pens photos pigeon squeakers pirates plucking poem port wine puppy research sea kayak secret drawers ships singing sketching snow stumpwork sunset the ten thousand things travel valets walled gardens weaknesses winter writing
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