It’s been a tough year for me, and I know I’m not alone. But my main reason for staggered posts is that I’ve been very busy rephotographing and retouching all my work for my NDI Gallery store, which provides a venue for designs from multiple periods of studio development. I’ve also finished some pieces that have been lingering on the bench.
Besides that, I’ve been toiling in the fields, tilling in 100+ pounds of compost, planting and weeding, installing automatic watering, getting bitten to a moonscape by mosquitos (and then sweating in full long sleeves with mosquito net), and discovering surprises left by nature in forgotten corners of the victory garden. There should be a lot to share this year. I put unprecedented work and money into it, and the yields have been surprising and heartening—such that I can understand why large numbers of US folk are returning to the land. I’ve been documenting the development of my crops, and am confident that with a little more land and my hydroponic sprouter, I could produce most of the food that I eat. This would mean fresh things even in winter, with enough to give away for promotional purposes. Staples like grains and beans can’t be raised and processed practically on an suburban plot, but everything else is within reach.
So hang tight, phantasized persecutory reader. Art of OG is not dead (though it really needs to be rebranded). That will have to be for later.