field notes (1.1.18)

Happy New Year!

Reading: PICTURE THIS: HOW PICTURES WORK by Molly Bang, COMPOSITION by Arthur Wesley Dow, GIVE A GIRL A KNIFE by Amy Thielen, BY THE IOWA SEA by Joe Blair, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO YOUR MICROSCOPE by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone and THE LEOPARD by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampeduas

Watching: BIG EYES, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, HIDDEN FIGURES, IT’S COMPLICATED, ST. VINCENT

If you can believe in what you are and keep to your line – that is the most one can do with life.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

There is so much that the world offers me that I am not interested in.

Making books has always felt very connected to my bookselling experience, that of wanting to draw people’s attention to things that I liked, to shape things that I liked into new shapes.” – Jonathan Lethem, writer & former bookseller

paying attention (again) to envelope security patterns

trying to understand and control my new-to-me Nikon D810. I am learning a new language and I like it so much. This process is satisfying to my eyes, my mind, my hands.

set my core goals for 2018, then backed them out into my daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, yearly actions to make it happen

But a naturalist is someone who is a keen observer, and to do something original and true, you have to be an observer first.” Bernd Heinrich

Beware the bareness of a busy life.” – Socrates