Twine Tree for my great niece or nephew

I’ve just completed this twine tree for the nursery of my yet to be born great niece or nephew! Love ya, kiddo!

tree made from jute twine
A tree of twine I made for my great niece or nephew’s nursery

It’s taken two weeks of laying down strand after painful strand of twine, and blood, and contemplation. It was exhausting and bloody, but I learned a lot of myself and the creative process. I’m sure the experience be bleeding into my poetry pretty soon.

Speaking of which, I have to go, I have to prepare for a reading tonight. I threw together something new, rewrote something old, and might throw in something else. But I don’t know how long I’ll have the stage for. Makes it difficult to plan. I’m nervous, but I’ll survive.

A Secret

There's a Secret

Thoughtfulness

No Slight Intended

Ernest Havemann

The header art of a magazine article
Havemann, E. (1953, March 9). The Expense Account Aristocracy. LIFE Magazine, 34(10), 140-152. Art by Al Hirschfeld

Animated Skies

9 birds hang in an ancient sky

Dimensions of Tournament Size Domino

Isometric diagram of a tournament domino.
Isometric diagram of tournament size domino, with dimensions.
Modeled in Inventor Fusion Technology for the Mac Beta,
refined in Inkscape.
Here’s an svg version.

Yellow Clay doodle

So … I’m going through five notebooks looking for the latest version of Yellow Clay because, apparently I never transcribed it. I couldn’t find an acceptable version, but found some interesting notes and this fun diagram I doodled out to help me get to know the darling.

Doodled temporal diagram of a desert