I am only a mediocre writer, though I try my best and practice. I doubt anyone will ever hang on my every word. However, I do think my art is passable. I've been blogging since early 2001, though my first blog was so awful that I deleted it and buried the evidence in the yard in the dark of the moon. Irving Place has been around since early 2002, having migrated from blogspot to a domain of its very own, and from Blogger to Movable Type. Now I primarily use Irving Place for my photos (which an also be found on Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvingplace/) and save any writing for here were I can friends-lock some things. My Etsy shop is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/irvingplace.
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