I’m rarely satisfied with my work. Initially, I might be excited about how something is turning out, but almost as soon as it’s done, I’m usually dissatisfied with the results. There’s always room for improvement. That’s normal, I suppose, but the time between “This is awesome” and “I can do better” has gotten much shorter. […]
…or maybe not. I don’t know if others do it, but I do it. I revisit old blog posts I’ve written and edit them. I can’t stand by some of the crap I write, so I clean it up. Usually, I tone things down. The first version is almost always too long or unnecessarily dramatic. […]
She agreed to listen to just seven seconds of whining: I began, “I don’t know how to glaze these pots.” We had just unloaded our kiln. 52 pots stared at me, waiting to be transformed into something beautiful. I had no idea what to do. So, we went over the old pots in the kitchen, […]
OK, so I’m writing. I like to write. I revisited some of my old blog posts (from old websites), and that was encouraging. It wasn’t terrible. So, here I go… I’m writing again. ∆
Once upon a time, I made pots. They looked like this… After many months of working out the details – tweaking shapes, finessing brush strokes, formulating glazes – I realized they just weren’t working. I was convinced they were going to be great, but they weren’t. The shapes were either awkward or uninspiring. The decoration […]
What’s that about? I get this weird thrill when I browse through fonts. It doesn’t even matter if I’m actually going to use them or not. I just dig looking at different typefaces and letterforms. I could just leave it alone, but I wonder, what’s going on there? Why are fonts like eye candy to […]
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
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