Jon Crispin's Notebook

Willard Suitcases / Alice M.

Posted in History, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 05/02/2014

When I am working with the suitcases, my biggest reaction comes when I open a case for the first time.  I just never know what to expect.

I have always like these wicker-like suitcases and this one is particularly interesting.

I just didn’t expect to see such an amazing lining when I opened Alice’s case.  It took my breath away.

 She was admitted to Willard on 6th October, 1941.

The second Kickstarter appeal has been up for less than 48 hours, and I am really excited.  Thanks for all the support.

Willard Suitcases Kickstarter II is Launched

Posted in Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 03/02/2014

I have just launched the second Kickstarter appeal to fund my work on the suitcases and  I am very excited.  Thanks to everyone who helped me put this together, and to all of you who are such strong supporters.  Here is the link.  Cheers, Jon

 

 

Paperwhite Update #3 / Groundhog Day Edition

Posted in Flowers, Plants by joncrispin on 02/02/2014

The whole living room smells great.  This is the same set I used in the original post.  And still no evidence of “drooping”, although the flowers seem much too heavy for the stem supporting them.  Ain’t nature grand?

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