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Hello friends,


I hope you've all been healthy and happy. Can you believe the holidays are here already? Below is a quick update on my activities.

Note: Due to being busy with large-scale projects, I decided to forgo the holiday craft fairs this season (which -happily!- means I get to shop all my friends' booths at West Coast Craft this weekend). So to purchase Helix Lights or Ringbolt Necklaces, please do so via my online shop or in person at Rare Device and Yonder Shop (who just moved to a gorgeous space in the Richmond). 
Take care - Windy 

Facebook Artist Residency

In October, Facebook asked me to propose a permanent work for a 30-foot wall in a brand-new building here in the Bay Area. We settled on the Year of Knots, and I couldn't have been happier to remake all of the knots from 2016's knot-a-day project. (I'll always keep the original Year of Knots here in my studio.)

Relearning some of the knots showed how much I've grown: the most fiendishly vexing knots that were near-impossible to figure out in 2016 were actually no big deal this time around. Wow!

And Facebook is incredibly supportive of artists. Via their Facebook AIR program, they've commissioned large scale art everywhere on campus, literally saying "Let us help you make your big dream come true." Thrilled at the thought of how many people will get to see and interact with the knots, I am very thankful for this opportunity.
My new favorite listen is Rob Goodman's Making Ways podcast. Rob is incredibly skilled at asking the right questions that make you (ok, me) think about life and work in ways I hadn't before, quickly getting to the heart of it. He's talked with many of the Bay Area's most interesting folks -particularly printmaker Jen Hewett, artist/creative director George McCalman, typeface designer James Edmondson- who've traversed unexpected paths to creative careers. My episode is here.
Gary and I and our greyhound Shelley Duvall had a fun Saturday modeling for our friend Kate's line of amazing record totes. They are lined in wood to protect record sleeves! Check 'em out here and here

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"Art is doing. Art deals directly with life." - Ruth Asawa
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