Jon Crispin's Notebook

Spanish Moss and Buds

Posted in Flowers, Nature, Plants, Seasons, Trees, Weather, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 20/03/2013

We are heading North today after an amazing, recuperative stay in South Carolina.  Spring has arrived in full force; trees are budding out and the weather has been beautiful. / I got a ton of work done on the suitcase project while here.  The American Society of Picture Professionals is featuring the project in a story in their next publication.  They are the first to have focused on the preservation aspect of the materials since many of their members are curators.   I am so happy to get this side of the story out.  And I have sent six images to the Exploratorium that they will be using to produce postcards to sell in the museum store.  Finally, today I got a nice email from Yvonne Boots-Faubert who looked at some of the fabric/sewing based contents of the cases and wrote a nice post on her blog.  Check it out.  I am so happy when people look at the photographs and are stimulated enough to get creative and apply it to their own interests.  Thanks, as usual, to all of you who are following this site.

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  1. Beth Johnson said, on 20/03/2013 at 10:10 am

    I too had this reaction to the suitcases. I think of something as mundane as making coffee every morning. After seeing the coffee pot in one of the photos I had this odd connection. Now every morning when I make coffee I think about someone years ago in the asylum making a cup for themselves and maybe enjoying it over a paper, with a friend or just enjoy the view out the window. The thing that struck me is all the little figures of dogs. I too have dog figures similar to those in my house. I work with animal groups here in San Antonio. I got another sense of connection with these people when I saw those and wondered how animals were a part of their lives. I may say something on my you tube channel when I next put up something.
    Your photos are so beautiful. It is a nice thing to wake up to in my inbox every morning.

  2. Lisa Gordon said, on 29/03/2013 at 8:17 am

    What a beautiful photograph this is.

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