Why the blog? What pops pressingly to mind is my desire to share the vibrant joy I feel when seeing anything of beauty- an artwork, an object, a place, an arresting expression on someone's face- and the pleasure I take in meeting creative people, most especially those in the arts and worlds of craft and design who in turn inspire me in my own creativity. My fantasy is that through sharing these experiences and resources I will, in some small way, infuse others with like-minded delight and curiosity about the highly creative nature of the universe and of businesses devoted to adding beauty to the world. I'd love to help forge meaningful connections between people, places and things that maybe weren't there before. In that spirit, thank you for joining me here at the beginning of this new adventure. The more the merrier!