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The Periodic Musings of a Bellmaker

I have kept a journal for most of thirty years. There are then "those Letters". Some would seek & wish for more, while others have shrunk from, my history of writing & widely sharing "daunting" letters. For decades they were in a highly stylized & personal calligraphy written in India Ink with a technical pen, photocopied... for my archive & sometimes for sharing... it happens so automatically now, but at the time they were playing with the edges of privacy & proprietary. One day I would like to have a font mimicking that calligraphic style for my currently digitized writing... I intend to post open letters, some journal entries, & perhaps other writing to share on this page...

FLOORS…

Friends Beebe sent apropos postcard some while ago of a 1876 painting becoming currently apropos… We have been much involved lately with what is underfoot… We’ve been floored! The floor of our living room is recycled tongue-&-groove fir boards from the original house when we remodeled almost 20 years ago.

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The CHOCOLATE LILY BELLS…

I first designed the CHOCOLATE LILY Bell in 1991, at the suggestion of a client whom I met when she & her husband began visiting my studio in Sedona, Arizona. Annette Winner was a docent at the Botanical Garden in San Diego &  her description of this wildflower frittilaria…

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JANUS / JANUARY 2019…

I began 2018 with new eyes, literally. My cataract surgeries were quite successful even as the results were not so dramatic for me as some stories I heard from others. Pleased not to need bifocals while frustrated by keeping track of readers… again! The big challenge is to continually practice…

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