Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I wore myself out climbing all over the streets of Napflio, trying to find the perfect spot to create this image. Hope you like it.
You can see the zig-zag of the thousand steps that leads to the castle. Maybe a third of the staircase shows in this image.
Kristin packed Calder (thanks to Karri for the baby backpack) down these steps, with Walker and Tillman in tow. It's VERY slippery, as the rocks have been polished by hundreds of years of feet and weather into a slick bit of treachery. It would be a good idea to hold onto the railing, but unfortunately, there isn't one.
Read more about the Castle of Palamidi here.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The fortress of Palamidi looms huge over the city of Napflion, where we are now staying. One of my students, Nancy Doelling, stands at top right for scale. This view looks down into the Argolic Gulf, with the city, the smaller fortress of Acronafplio, and the Castle of Bourtzi visible.
I've posted a more complete gallery of my images of Palamidi.
Friday, September 12, 2008
We arrived at the ancient theater at Epidaurus around ten this morning, and Tillman, who is on short sleep this week, promptly had a laying down fit in the dirt. Here are a few images from our visit.
Me and Walker and Firefox.
Tillman later shared a cold Fanta orange with Walker and decided he felt much better.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
In the morning, Greek men love to sit and talk and drink coffee. In the shade, of course.
Paraphrasing what several locals told me: Each day, Greeks get together over coffee and spend several hours solving all the problems of the world. Then they go home, rest up and come back and do it all again.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Happy September, everyone. Where's the year gone? Wow.
Kristin and I have been clocking some serious hours at the studio. Three nights last week, we were working past 9PM. Kristin is a HUGE part of the business, and nothing that happens would be possible without her dedication and commitment. Big smooch!
I alone am putting in over 80 hours a week, and Kristin is probably working 50+. Add three boys to the mix and the simple act of curling up on the sofa with a glass of sauvignon blanc and the latest episode of The Wire becomes a source of great pleasure.
One of the great things about doing what you love and loving what you do is that you really don't get tired, no matter how hard you work. I've never had more energy and clarity of mind in my life.
To start September off on a high note, here's a beauty image from my book, Ribbon: The Art of Adornment, with Nicholas Kniel and Timothy Wright, which will be released this month. (Elizabeth loved that headpiece. Nick spent about two weeks making it; the detail and craftsmanship is stunning.)
So, I need you -- every one of you -- to Pre-Order 500 copies on Amazon.com. Trust me, you'll find many uses for 500 copies of my book. :-)
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