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a look at daily practice

A couple of years ago, I was a fortunate recipient of an artist residency. Three writers, a potter, and I spent the entire month of October at the beautiful Anderson Center near Red Wing, Minnesota. The five of us lodged in a stately old mansion filled with books and memorabilia. We learned from one another.


In addition to lovely living quarters, I also received a studio with ample light, a sink, and a space heater.


A month of uninterrupted work time is a great gift. Even before I went, I decided to use my time to incubate ideas. I began by looking at the Quaker and Benedictine practices of simplicity, stewardship, and community.

The lanterns explore these themes

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