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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

-- Rumi

a black and white drawing of a freaked-out cat and a ghostly flower


Laura Kampf always makes me feel like going to my studio and making stuff. So glad she finally got her work visa and we can see what she's up to in California.


The town of Harrogate (where I lived when I was a wee bairn) recently banned apostrophes on road signs because they can cause problems with geographical databases. "Residents ... urged the authority to retain apostrophes or risk 'everything going downhill'." 😆


Rainy spring day, after a sunny day full of yard work. Perfect for baking rhubarb upside-down spice cake and green pie (this week with mustard greens, baby bok choi, curly dock, garlic mustard, and a little pancetta).


Unforeseen problem with working on wire sculptures and the graphic novel (drawn on an iPad) at the same time: calloused fingers make it more difficult to use anything with a touchscreen 🙁


Finished reading: Masters of the Nefarious by Pierre La Police 📚 If you enjoy absurdism and crude humor, you might like this as much as I did.

a colorful cartoon illustration of a themed resort named Vegetable Soup Island, featuring various vegetables and a soup pot


Raven, wood thrush, daffodil, sunshine. And Chili (who was so restless when we were inside) lounging in the shade of the fire pit.

A cat is peeking out from behind a large brown planter on a stone-paved patio with rocks and greenery in the background.


Larissa King @larissaking