I have a skull that I picked up in a field in Texas twenty years ago. It’s simultaneously big and delicate. It was found on a range where cattle graze, but I didn’t think it was broad and squat enough for a cow skull. Those who were with me agreed that it probably belonged to a horse. While I’ve drawn and painted it many times in the years since, I’ve never questioned that decision. I just assumed we were right.Continue reading The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery
I had a great idea after the Wild Wonder conference. Inspired by various talks, I decided I wanted to start … More Make Mistakes or Make Nothing
On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenge of getting started on something we dream of doing. It seems crazy to … More Afraid to Create? Of Course!
When it comes to birding, I constantly make mistakes. I think I know what is true, but I don’t. I discover my errors by taking the time to learn what is real for myself. My observations often challenge my assumptions and have recently taught me an important lesson about racism.Continue reading What My Birding Mistakes Have Taught Me About Racism
Before I fell down the bobbin lace rabbit hole, I made myself a medieval shift. Watching others sewing in videos about historical costuming made me want to sew, too. Morgan Donner’s video Making Basic Medieval Underwear inspired me to dig out some plain muslin, draft a pattern, and make a shift of my own. I had already finished it when I first heard a Hidden Brain podcast that made me laugh with understanding.Continue reading Harder Than It Looks: DIY Videos and Overconfidence