Dauncing (bright Lady) then began to be,
When the first seeds whereof the world did spring
The Fire, Ayre, Earth, and water did agree,
By Love’s perswasion, Nature’s mighty King,
To leave their first disordred combating;
And in a daunce such measure to observe,
As all the world their motion should preserve.
SIR JOHN DAVIES, Orchestra or a Poeme of Dauncing
Inside every person is a world potentially as beautiful and terrible as our spinning universe. Here is a small sample of my world and some of the projects and things I’m connected with.
Have you ever wondered why people wear certain things in China but not in Europe? Or toyed with the idea of dressing in a chiton like the ancient Greeks? I have. For several years I made a research project out of the topic of personal style and then published my findings on developing a viable style philosophy. I’m working on a greatly expanded e-book, which I hope to offer on this site one day.
I am firstly a writer, but specifically a writer interested in sorting out what adds value to our lives (“explore and embrace”). Museums and libraries have the broad resources to do that, and so I felt I had opened up a fair enough study of the unique potential and challenges of institutions that are library-and-museum all at once. This is my thesis from some years ago for which I still get occasional requests.
Melville Holmes, Artist
I created the content and customization for my husband’s site and think it captures what he is about. An artist, craftsman, and scholar, the old masters have always been his wellspring of inspiration, though he would call himself a “progressive traditionalist.” We both believe that objects of beauty and contemplation are necessary to nourish the human spirit.
And then there is my own little world inside a world, filled with all sorts of dreams and things to wonder about.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: