What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done?

As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you to declare your creative New Year’s resolution; we heard from more than 100 people ready to write, dance, build, play, and perform. We follow-up with these four throughout the year:

      → Michael, cellist

      → Ariel, woodworker

      → Charlie, graphic artist

      → Linda, author

We hope their creativity and ambition is contagious!

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Video: Inking an Epic

Monday, December 30, 2013

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Friday, December 06, 2013

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

November Update: This is a silly one — sorry. December's will be nice and grim. I'm going to get started on it tomorrow because I'll be traveling up to the north country this month....
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New Goals

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Update: The woodworking project took a major leap forward in the spring and early summer when I started working on a screened-in porch for our back yard. This is my most ch...
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Returing to Cascadia

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Update: This is really fun, people: choosing music, location and a pianist collaborator for this recital, which is December 1. The closer I get to the event, though, the mor...
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Long Story Short

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I spent a couple of weeks on a longer story but set it aside and did this one instead. It has been a challenging month in many ways. It is still very hot and humid, and we are all wai...
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Write What You Know

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Halfway Home

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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How Does It End?

Monday, July 01, 2013

June Update: Quickly done, needs work as usual. I kept wanting to look this story up on the website so I could see how it ended, and then realized I hadn't finished it yet. I am det...
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The Teacher Goes Back to School

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Stumbling With Style

Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Update: I've always been fascinated with the idea of Northwest Coast tribes' potlatches and how they might play out in our time. I have family in Bellingham, a beautiful town, and...
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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Friday, May 17, 2013

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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The Short Story That Would be a Novella

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