Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Life is Short, Play with Your Dog!

Commencement remarks to Stanford graduates by Steve Jobs in 2005 are worth repeating:

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma--which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

In other words, life is short, go play with your dog!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Focus on Mixed Media Collage

I'm gearing up for a show in Seattle called Best of the Northwest. It will be ov 18-20th, at the Cruise Terminal, Pier 9. I'm showing my mixed media collages. So I am making millifiori canes like crazy, and rolling out clay and getting it ready to build my pieces with. I'll be posting some of my newest ones here. Below is a sample of some of the canes that I have built and use for my pieces.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


This is my summertime spot to read, nap, look at the stars, and enjoy my garden! It has a nice cool breeze even when it's super hot outside. I'm headed out there now to have my breakfast.