Friday, April 13, 2018

Paper Toys

I happily emptied a miniature cardboard briefcase, aka commercial packaging, and set it up to hold small-scale art materials for a young friend. I'm saving the tiny boxes that hold Italian nougat candies. Food packaging board makes great art cards. I'll look around my usual art department to see what small diameter pens and colors they have to work with.


I look forward to collaborating with Alan, standing by with hot glue and sharp tools to enable whatever he thinks up -30-
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The In-basket

A friend who wrangled a blended family of ten children told me she made one of her sons clean his room after she realized she couldn't remember what the rug looked like. I am hoping that the drawer in which I store unprocessed paperwork is lined with something that says "All gone!" like the favorite milk mug of my childhood -30-
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Wrap

Finish the day with clear work areas: leave generous margins of time on your schedule so that you can complete small tasks that are lying around. Anything that can be done in under two minutes do right away. Especially if you're working at home, it's good for morale to be able to look around and observe visible signs of progress -30-
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Still Seattle

Last week a national credit card system went down. My friendly local barista gave me my regular order, saying to pay next time I came in, if I remembered. I did so yesterday, and, as excited as a cool fellow can be, he said that everyone paid, even the one-timers -30-
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Ride with Pride

I browsed a retail store recently and found a couple of motorcycle jackets on a rack of outdoor clothing. Leather is not practical outerwear in this climate. It is heavy when wet and dangerously slow to dry.


Black leather hides grease, cuts the wind, and protects the rider from road rash. Shop at a specialist if you ride on two or fewer motorized wheels. A close fit is important -30-
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