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What Possessed You to Buy That Thing???

For one of my writing projects, I’m trying to delve into the mind of the collector. Collectors of old things are almost never portrayed in a positive light. They are cultural criminals, like Nazis art thieves. Or they are bloated … Continue reading

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Ancient Mosaic Face Bead

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Staring into the universe: dot-in-circle motif

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St. Thérèse Beads, Part 2: Patience

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Photography Fun for Nerds

I love it that scanning or photographing small things can reveal their secrets, because you can blow them up big-time on your computer screen. Scanner is easy. Camera has a few twists to make it more interesting. I especially like … Continue reading

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Practicing: Brain to Computer

Saturday’s drawing of a cartoon figure on a photo looked like I had some kind of palsy. Wobbly lines can be artsy, but only if they’re on purpose. I blame my tools, of course. Fast forward: I changed out my … Continue reading

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The Bead Collector

1956. My first beads were pop-beads, a 1950’s fad. I coveted them and competed with my girlfriends for the longest strands, draping myself in ropes of them. My favorites were pearls. Then one day the cheesy paint on one of … Continue reading

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Contemplating a beadabase

I’m still in one of those what was I thinking? modes as I dance around from project to project. Yesterday the UPS guy delivered my upgrade to Microsoft Access. Why the heck had I thought that was a critical component … Continue reading

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