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Color Choice, Design, and all that Jazz

Now that all the pride octopi have been re-listed, I wanted to take some time to talk about some of what goes into the design process for these little guys and why some of them took so much longer than others to complete. Full disclosure, I won't be talking about the shape of the octopi… Continue reading Color Choice, Design, and all that Jazz

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Sometimes the Writing is the Craft

Anyone who’s been reading this blog for basically any amount of time knows that I make no secret of a particular dislike of snow, cold, and winter in general. This is my second winter in the midwest, and while it has definitely been better than last year, it has also reaffirmed those feelings with a… Continue reading Sometimes the Writing is the Craft

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Isn’t it great when your schedule says you have to post on New Year’s Day?

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2019! We did it. We survived yet another complete rotation around the sun. Here's to the next one. 2019 is the year of the pig, which means this is the start of the second full zodiac cycle since my birth...which I think means 2019 is bad luck for me.… Continue reading Isn’t it great when your schedule says you have to post on New Year’s Day?

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Rambles: A look back at the past four years

This is the Mississippi River, as viewed from the waterfront just behind Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. The first time I came to New Orleans, I was awestruck. I come from the desert, and the idea of this much water in one place fascinated me. In my eyes, the Mississippi may as well have… Continue reading Rambles: A look back at the past four years