Sunday, September 16, 2018


"Sleeplessness is the inevitable symptom of an era in which we are encouraged to be both unceasing consumers and unceasing creators."

--Jonathan Crary

(Sent from my phone)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tiny Desk Gardens

Lately I've been creating tiny desk gardens. It's been a blast! Ever since I was a kid, I've loved plants. I used to splint the bent stalks of a beloved spider plant with tissue and tape, carefully crafting a support for the leaves to mend. It took about a week (!! Can you believe that short?) and then I could (carefully) cut off the little tissue casts.

These little desk gardens are made specifically for no-light, no-care environments. While everyone may love plants, not everyone who could benefit from greenery can have them. Some may be fighting allergies or an illness, or have pets who eat plants. Or maybe they have a desk where they spend 8+ hours a day staring at a screen, unable to get outside. A plant would die without the right light and while it's possible to get artificial lighting for the plant, that in itself creates a harsh environment for human eyes already straining at a computer.

So I created these tiny desk gardens to fill this niche and fill empty and barren spots with color and signs of life but no maintenance. Enjoy!

One batch is done!

These are the smallest ones.
They fit in the palm.
I use air-dry terra-cotta clay for the tiny pots.

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