February 16, 2007
Mutual Admiration Societies

Last night, at Jim’s exhibition opening, I realised how lucky I am to have surrounded myself with interesting, creative people who respect and admire one another. It’s a remarkable feeling to be in a crowded bar and know that more than half the people there are friends whose work you know, whose pursuits you’ve been part of, who frequently influence your creativity, who can fascinate you with descriptions of their latest projects, and who are likely to ask you intelligent questions about your art or theirs.

Three cheers for mutual admiration societies!

Posted by kuri at February 16, 2007 07:11 PM


that sounds desperately perky mary poppins.

seriously kristen i’ve been reading this blog pretty much since the
start and it seems that your blogging days are over, and were for quite some time.
you said your piece and there is not all that much else you feel like blogging, well give it a rest then.
it’s up to you of course.

Posted by: axel on February 16, 2007 09:52 PM

Hip, hip, hooray!

Posted by: Jonathan and Sachiko on February 17, 2007 12:09 AM

Axel, I appreciate your candor and your long-suffering readership. But perhaps instead of my ending my blog (which I still enjoy writing from time to time, but give less attention to lately than other things in my life), you ought to take it off your reading list. It’s up to you, of course. :-)

J&S, it’s a good feeling to be in the right crowd, isn’t it?

Posted by: Kristen on February 18, 2007 10:57 PM

I went and took a virtual tour of the photographs. Beautiful work. Especially beautiful is the one of the guy in the street. Interesting perspective that raises questions. Dead? Sleeping? Drunk?

Posted by: Jenn on February 18, 2007 11:30 PM

No, keep it up! I need my semi-regular fix on life in Japan. I’ve been there several times, but never as an expat, either as an air force brat (‘65-‘68) or as a tourist (several times). This is a new perspective for me.

I’m really enjoying the ongoing house-hunting story…

Posted by: mike on February 19, 2007 01:39 AM

I, too, have been reading your blog for years and I continue to love it. Don’t stop. Yours is one of very few blogs that I have a longterm committment to. I love your fresh look at things…that you are so visual and take great photos and experiment with drawing. “Different perspectives” is what I think when I think about you and your blog.

I would say to Axel that the thing about blogs is that they’re pull technology. If you find this channel boring, subscribe elsewhere. No one is forcing you to read this blog.

Posted by: M Sinclair Stevens on February 26, 2007 12:30 AM
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