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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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Jingle Crotals…

JINGLE BELLS… are they wrong? Please, don’t get me wrong too! I’m just an artist, a maker of resonant small silver bells who loves also to play with words… in this case the Latin word CROTAL, which means rattle. Thus, all “jingle bells”… because they have a…

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