Run before the wind, run before the rain,
over yonder hill, just around the bend.
Never knowing why, never knowing when,
every now and then, there you go again.
- james taylor, "my traveling star"
i am sorry to say i will be absent for the next little bit. ruth and i are headed to cincinnati for the photo shoot for our jewelry book, An Artful Exchange, with north light publications. i will be so glad to get there and get started. the last week of gathering and packing the materials for re-creating all the pieces has been a lot of work, especially for ruth who possesses the bulk of the tools and supplies. i feel very excited but completely relaxed about the whole endeavor. this is good (and surprising). i am happy and looking forward to working with our editor, art director, and all the creative people there.
and i am hoping to have a bit of time to get out and about in town. the last time i was there the architecture of the city had changed. some of the beautiful old houses in the downtown area had been renovated and an artist community was growing. the rivers flow right through the heart of downtown and it is lovely. i hope ruth and i can get out with our cameras and sing to the soul of cincinnati.
talk to you soon!