Sharing their experience

A Huichol yarn artist in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, March 2004

A Huichol yarn artist in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, March 2004

“I want to thank anyone who spends a part of their day creating, I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music – anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us – I think this world would be unlivable without art and I thank you.”Steven Soderbergh

I want to add a special thanks to those who create with great love, but without much notice or recognition; those whose art takes the form of everyday work such as crafts, meals, garments, or other useful expressions of caring, and those whose art will never bring them fame or wealth, but brings us all a richer existence.  Keep your creative spirit alive!  It is a gift from above.

One year ago today

Intense love

And a salute to three of my favorite online artists:

For a fantastic window on Latin America, visit Zeebra Designs and Destinations

To see stunning nature photography, visit Northwest Photographer

Bird lovers will be delighted to land at talainsphotgraphyblog

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. mike c

    Pacific Northwest site is no longer on line?
    I am not sure what to make of this “Hillbilly Ellegy ” film. The reviews for Amy were a little down. How do you say Syrup? Seerup or Srup?

    • Mike, last time I checked, I believe Bob (I think that was his name) had taken that blog down and was in the process of starting a different one, although I’m not sure. He moved away from Oregon to the northeastern USA and after that I lost track of him. His site was full of stunning photos, though. I was sorry that he had taken it down but blogs require a lot of attention even when one is not actively posting.

      I hope “Hillbilly Elegy” did not feature horrendous fake southern accents, as pretty much every movie set in the south has always done (with the notable exception of the amazing Sling Blade). In any case, I am not surprised the critics did not like it. If it’s like the book, it features a fairly sympathetic if unblinking look at a demographic group that is not trendy and gets no mercy from the self-righteous masters of thought control that constitute much of the media today. I’ll have to watch it for myself. I’ll let you know what I think. Meanwhile, I can recommend the book without reservation.

  2. Hi Julia! I emailed you a photo of Sandy and me, wearing these crazy hats I made for us. Some hand-crafted gifts require a certain sense of humor on the part of the recipient. 😁

    • I’ll be looking extra-hard for it 😀 but don’t order one for me until I give you the word.

  3. mike c

    i could not get the
    NW photo shoot site to work.??

    • Hi Mike, unfortunately, I think it’s no longer there. I probably need to go back and remove the link.

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