The coffee was still hot

Day eleven of #Inktober. The coffee was still hot, but he was nowhere to be found in the house. A window was open across the room, and a chill wind came through. . more art: @edaggarart &

Saturday’s literary treasures

This afternoon after brunch Jon and I did some cycling around Rochester to some vintage and antique shops and secondhand book shops. Most of this haul was found at Small World Books, a shambling old house on North Street in which every room is walled with books, and several cats reside. We were in there no longer than… Continue reading Saturday’s literary treasures

Part precious metal, part pirate

Approach (on foot) to the lighthouse on Fire Island Had some post-dinner drinks with my friend Sarah last night. She’s in publishing, a fellow reader, so we talk books and exchange suggestions. One she told me about is Night Film by Marisha Pessl. She said it reminded her very much of House of Leaves, which… Continue reading Part precious metal, part pirate

reading, 2.

Finished: The Ne'er-Do-Well last evening. Finished A Voyage to Pagany just now (begun two months ago at least, and set down inadvertently for some time). lso watched US v England- a draw! Little else today.

Summer Reading

I've put down the Caesar commentaries for the time being, as I've found myself in the middle of too many books and feeling a need to finish some. I recently picked up a book at an antiques shop in Lewes, DE, that I began out of curiosity and it's interesting enough I want to finish… Continue reading Summer Reading

Curiousity and art-making

Research has been a theme of late. I stumbled upon something a week or two ago that discussed the use of polyester plates for lithography, wherein one might produce an image directly onto the polyester “plate” or use a laser printer or photocopier to impose an image. I found this intriguing as a possibility for… Continue reading Curiousity and art-making

The swampy days of August have come early

stags, lion, lobster and rook I haven't put an entry here in awhile, and I wanted to put some sort of visual, so here are a few thin *slivers* of some bits and bobs I've been working on since last I wrote. In other news: mostly been working– on projects for clients and on 2010… Continue reading The swampy days of August have come early

On Wegmans

In an article discussing the book Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell, the author points out the better example made by Wegmans, a chain of supermarket which began in my home town, Rochester: "Still, she does cite one example of an organization that at least tries to get it right:… Continue reading On Wegmans


For the few: a sneak peek at the work in progress. This is merely a tiny sketch (about business card size, folded) for the sake of layout, mind– (Who knows what the end result will look like?) There is much to design and draw! Time for such undertakings still a few weeks off– But rest… Continue reading electro.calendarmap.twenty.ten.

of recent moments; not now.

Yesterday afternoon I had a bit of a nap, having finished up on a deadline. It took awhile to fall asleep; I lay there, eyes closed, sounds from out on the street coming in. I love that middle realm–  you're not asleep yet but neither are you really awake. Often in that space I experience… Continue reading of recent moments; not now.