I am constantly wowed by the people I meet, either in person or online. I thought today I’d tell about some of them today.
Sue Schlabach from the blog 129 Twig and Vine. She is one of the most creative people I know. She has a to-die-for studio made out of an old barn or chicken house. I’m not sure what it started life as, but I want to pick it up and carry it home – with Sue in it! Go read this post of Sue’s to get a feel for her creative mind.
If the photos look broken, click on them. I don’t know why it’s being wacky on my computer, but they do show up if clicked on.
SJ Dakin, another person I know in the physical world, designs fabulous jewelry. While I haven’t been able to convince her to start a blog or put her jewelry online she does custom pieces and I can put you in touch with her if you’d like. I think her jewelry is kind of bohemian, but you can draw your own conclusions! Besides being a creative genius with beads and other assorted objects she is one of two people in the world I know would stand beside me no matter what idiotic thing I said or did. As I never know what I will say or do, that quality in a friend is invaluable to me.
Buffy T. is the other person in the non e-world that I know I can always rely on. She also creates jewelry. Buffy’s jewelry is very classic. She has an excellent eye for color and balance. Jackie Kennedy comes to mind when I think of who might wear the items Buffy designs. I’m afraid Buffy doesn’t have a web site or a blog yet either, but you can always contact her through me. Buffy allows me free range of her house – I even have my own room (which I share with her relatives when needed!) And because she has unlimited bandwidth I often work from her kitchen with her pug as my companion. She has a lovely, clean, spacious house – unlike mine – and it’s a joy to work here. Yes, I’m at Buffy’s house right now. The pictures are from my webcam. Sorry about the quality, I didn’t have my camera with me.
John Scalzi is an online personage for whom I have developed great respect. His blog is Whatever (wish I’d thought of that name) and he’s been posting a lot of photos lately. He also writes fairly amusing books which you should buy some of – if you like science fiction – I do. Back to his photos: This guy has an eye for photography. His pictures are both beautiful and moving. Informative even. On top of that he’s a feminist in the finest sense of the word. (Why is everyone suddenly afraid of being a feminist? I fail to see what’s so controversial about equal pay for equal work, and equal opportunity.) He’s a wonderful role model for, well for everyone.
Four people seems like enough for one day. I’ll do more people later. Maybe next Friday – if I remember.