Okay okay, happy FRIDAY! hope you all had a productive week. For me it’s one more weekend of cramming for a big test Monday and then sliding easily into a 10 day holiday. Light at the end of the tunnel….I can see you!
Progressing from the International Style, Louis Kahn believed buildings should be monumental and spiritually inspiring. In his design for the Salk Institute, he was successful in creating the formal perfection and emotional expressions that he so vigourously tried to achieve. (Arch Daily)
I love the drive north of SF…Marin and beyond. So nice, so easy. A new destination for me this summer is Healdsburg’s SHED- a place to eat, shop, gather and learn:
[SHED is] a food community that sustains people, our environment, and our local economy. Our inspiration comes from the words of Wendell Berry. “An agrarian mind begins with the love of the fields and ramifies in good farming, good cooking, and good eating.” Like the granges of years past, we bring people together to learn about growing, preparing, and sharing food.
On this weekend’s SHED calendar: 5/4/13 at 7:30 pm; A screening of “Symphony of the Soil”:
Deborah Koons Garcia, wife of the late Jerry Garcia and director of the popular documentary The Future of Food, presents and speaks about her new documentary, Symphony of the Soil, and its role in changing the political and cultural landscape of America.
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through. -Ira Glass