Category Archives: Making

This I believe.

We are all together on this ship and some of us will die sooner.  Some young.  I will grieve again, and comfort.  It may be me.  Those of us who are lucky will know ahead of time and not be … Continue reading

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On sneaky fostering of handwriting letters

“a lady’s traveling box” from Thomas Sheraton The Cabinet Maker And Upholster’s Drawing-Book (1793), with accessories for both writing and dressing… visit http://www.hygra.com/writing.html  for more fun! Or BLATANT fostering.  I promised some further resources to those who (thanks again!) all came … Continue reading

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On celebrating the handwritten letter

I have asked the Bozeman Public Library to help me with a long-held project.  In January the Library will be celebrating the extraordinary beauty of handwriting letters (and sending them!)  We invite you to join us in an exploration of … Continue reading

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On four-dimensional symmetry

    “Four-dimensionality suggests new forms of symmetry and asymmetry. Objects or events that seem perfectly compact and well-proportioned in space can be rendered four-dimensionally flat or narrow or oblong by their unusual extensions in time.  The difference, for example, between a … Continue reading

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On building a sea kayak in Montana

For six years I have been working on making a 14-foot mahogany sea kayak in Montana, partly for the same reasons that I wrote a thesis on Czech monks.  It’s been delayed a few times.  It’s not wise to work … Continue reading

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Jason and Robin’s 4-Cup Bodum Coffee Press Cozy

This object was created to NPR’s Shearwater Tiny Desk Concert and to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. My brother and his lovely one live on their houseboat.  A gift should have presence without mass.   Sketching and … Continue reading

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On field journals:

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 … Continue reading

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