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KNOTWORK

(Girvin) Himalayan mountain protective talisman THE TALISMANIC STRING Coming into the office in Seattle, on one wall there is a string of talismans; they’re arranged — as a threading, running from the front of the office, the opening door, to … Continue reading

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A Love of Patterning | The Knot

Second in the series: Part One Isn’t it so, that there’s a symbol that continuously finds itself representing, to you? The Grand Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco For me, aside from the Raven, it’s the knot. And like the one nestled below … Continue reading

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Tumble

I was thinking about the right ideas, that come from the tumble of those that try, but fail. Those that stumble, and find. These that jumble and arrive at the new. There is tumble, stumble, jumble — and topple. They’re … Continue reading

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THE LONG ROAD

While you’re looking out, traveling the distant vista — a long road, the living running — the journey shall continue. And who said it would be easy? Craft, in the making of anything, building the outbound relationships to people, in … Continue reading

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THE LINK

Stories, myths, legends, tales — the link to humanity If there’s a story about a person, which might be a legacy, a family, a product — a brand — who’s telling it, and who cares? There are chains, coils, rings … Continue reading

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S A N C T A S A N C T O R U M

sanctum \SANK-tum\, noun; Alone, this morning, I was thinking about the quietude of the place that I am, the place that I am being in — and I considered — I held, that idea of place and magic. That place … Continue reading

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ABRACADABRA | Alphabet Amulets

I got a note from some friends at the Oxford English Dictionary. It was about this word, “abracadabra” — and perhaps you’ve got the same one, since you might have friends there too. Earlier in my life, studying the history … Continue reading

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S T O N E

HOLDING THE HEART OF STONE There’s a character to the nature of stone that crosses the barriers of touch and the sensitive condition. I hold it, the gravity of its ancientness. As you begin — you touch it — what … Continue reading

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THE METAPHOR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE

Over time, I’ve been thinking about the idea of a construction being — a place made — built as a allegory of something bigger — a larger symbolic idea. The idea relates to ancient symbolism for architecture — it’s never … Continue reading

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An assemblage | calligraphy: the stroke, the word, the world.

Presentation wall, with calligraphic drawings and educational references, photographic brand boards, working tools, broadsides and flow examples. Yesterday, exploring the hand drawing of letterforms, with a team from Girvin, Inc., and it was about finding motion, gesture, the curve, the … Continue reading

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