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More Lilies

Robert Henri, author of The Art Spirit, required his students to look at the subject, then go to another room to do the sketching or painting. This would develop an understanding of each line and each brushstroke. In my case, … Continue reading

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Having Serious

Every May our hillsides are carpeted with sego lilies. They can be so thick it is hard to walk without stepping on them, which seems like a desecration. They are beautiful in shape as well as color. So it seemed … Continue reading

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Square Poker

I’ll See Yore 5 And Raise You Another 5 This all started with Yaakov, a professional woodturner and furniture maker, who posted a blog about his Tiki 1, which inspired my Con Tiki [sic].Yaakov then raised the stakes with his … Continue reading

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Curiosity Did What?

What would happen if…? I don’t know of any discovery that doesn’t have an element of such wondering. It begins with an innocent question or perhaps what might seem idle curiosity. I had some leftover scraps of 2 x 6 … Continue reading

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A Question of Shape

More on proportions I have a small, rotating bookshelf in my office. On top of this bookshelf sits my recently turned item. Often I find myself sitting and staring at these, absorbing the various shapes. Why does this little box … Continue reading

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More Juniper

I have spent the week on many things, including a little time for turning. During the interval, I have been studying the shape of the piece I posted last week, and have concluded that it is too much like a … Continue reading

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