And welcome to the renovation!
Sometimes it takes a kick…start from one’s own daughter to get it done. The old design was getting, well, just old. It wasn’t me anymore.
Do I still like science fiction? Heck yes. I’m not getting rid of my paperback collection anytime soon. In fact, I need to add a few classics to it.
Do I still write romantic sci-fi? I sure hope so. It’s been a long dry spell, but the stories are still there.
Folk art and design.
Folk traditions and beliefs.
Folk dress and food and music and song and…
I think you get the idea.
I am, after all, a folklore scholar by training.
What is Khokhloma? It’s a style of decorative painting and also a painting technique applied to wooden utensils and tools. It’s colorful, gold and red and black and a little green. It’s flowers and berries and leaves and geometric patterns, with the occasional bird or so. And it deserves a post all of its own.