Mad Times

“To be sane in a mad time is bad for the brain, worse for the heart.” – Wendell Berry

May 8th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Celebrity lost glove

WhoSay - Photo from Neil Gaiman

About which he said:

The lone glove at the top of the stairs was the only clue that @amandapalmer had been there in the night.

October 25th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Lost gloves for sale

I got a nice email from a fellow in the UK recently pointing me at his groovy new web store where they’re selling random pairs of found gloves to benefit the non-profit Green Thing. Both the store and the non-profit are pretty neat. Check them out!

January 14th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

New lost glove site

For those lost glove fans who’ve stayed with me since I gave up the addiction, point your browser over to where a fellow is posting some lovely glove pictures along with little snippets of their stories written from the gloves’ point of view. Wonderful stuff. Go look.

September 10th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

No more gloves

It just occurred to me that I never announced here that I had decided not to photograph lost gloves any more. I think I said something on Flickr and forgot to bring the message back here to the blog.

I was starting to groan when I saw them instead of being amused and excited by the challenge of getting a new picture. I let a few go by and didn’t feel any remorse, so I’m done. Not saying I won’t shoot if I see something extraordinary, but the series is over.

One of my rules when I was photographing them was that I didn’t move or take the gloves. So now that I don’t have to hew to that constraint I’ve started collecting them. Not sure what might come of that. Maybe nothing. I pick up all kinds of stuff on the side of the road from nails to lost credit cards to a Jaguar hood ornament, so picking up the gloves is just another thing. Maybe when I’ve got a big enough pile of stuff inspiration will strike.

April 30th, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Art events in Issaquah

The Issaquah Art Walk is this Friday (May 4) and yours truly will be showing photographs of lost gloves at the Kung Fu Club at 185 Front Street North. Please do introduce yourself to the nice long-haired bearded man with the strange pictures should you happen to come by.

Then on Saturday and Sunday, also in Issaquah, come to the second annual Flying House Art and Craft Sale. Works by 12+ artists. Fine art, Photography (hi!), Paper-cuttings, Textiles, Jewelry, Handmade soaps, and more. All at my house from 10am to 4pm each day. Say you saw it here and amaze us. ;-)

April 22nd, 2007 at 11:24 am

Danish gloves

Got an email a couple days ago from a woman from Dortmund who spent 3-1/2 months in Denmark and took 150 lost glove pictures while she was there! Amazing variety both in setting and style of glove. Thanks, Anita!

April 8th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

Lost glove cake

sheet cake with a big pink lost glove on it

Rachel made this amazing lost glove cake for my birthday. Not only is it terribly amusing, it’s also quite delicious. Click the picture to go to flickr where I’ve added notes to draw attention to the various features of the cake.

March 31st, 2007 at 1:16 am

Lost gloves #122

Lost glove #122

This pair seemed almost like bait. Anyone want to admit to planting them?

March 26th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

Lost glove #121

orange glove in traffic

March 26th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Lost glove #120

leather glove on a road stripe in a halo of sand

This is actually the other half of #117. I saw it the day after I saw that one, just a little ways down the road, almost buried in leftover road sand. When the sweepers came by a few weeks later they left it like this.

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