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Instagram 21 Mar 2017

Detail of lamp in my New York bedroom, beside the chair where I sit every morning. The lamp was my mother’s, and I’ve been looking at it for decades, but somehow I never really appreciated how pretty that butterfly was, and that someone designed and painted it so beautifully. Wonder why he–as it was most likely a he– put him upside down? #porcelain #butterfly #handpainted #urn

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Instagram 18 Mar 2017

Pages from my India Sketchbook on the blog today. Link in profile. Sketching while you travel causes you to see – and experience – a place in a different way, in a way a photograph does not. Not better, just different. And when you look back, you’re vividly in the scene again, remembering where you were standing, what was going on around you. It’s not about making great art (obviously, in my case), but about capturing a gesture, an impression, a mood. And it’s fun!

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Instagram 15 Mar 2017

What I wrote in my journal from yesterday’s (March 14) @wall.street.journal piece by Elizabeth Bernstein: “You’re Not Busy, You’re Just Rude.” We’ve come to see busyness as a virtue, which it is not; nor is it the opposite of lazy. What’s important is keeping time for family and friends. If we are overwhelmed, frustrated, behind, etc., we should say so. Then cut back our calendars. Writer Bernstein calls on us to banish the word “busy.” Stop bragging about it. Who wants her epitaph to be “She was busy” ? @ebernsteinwsj #banishbusyness #elizabethbernstein

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Instagram 14 Mar 2017

Another #enlight app “painting” of John Saladino’s house from the March/April issue of @verandamag. This is his bedroom, and I love how he’s tucked this full size bed into this windowed alcove. It must be like sleeping outside. Photos by @thomasloof Story by moi. @johnsaladino