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Kari Lonning
Contemporary Basketmaker
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Sarah Hodgson just Tweeted your dog topiary photo! it's wonderful!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2010 on Happy Public Gardens Day! at Garden Rant
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Pigeons and? Is this the site of all your squirrel problems?
I appreciated hearing you talk about the positive sides to social networking - not just the economics or the social mindlessness. I got into it because I need a new audience. As an artist who's been exhibiting to the same group for 30 years, Twitter and Facebook have been good ways to introduce and educate myself and the work of other basketmakers to new public. I started working with David Mathison ( on ideas about getting the word out. Last weekend David was in Croatia speaking to journalists in a conference hosted by the US Embassy there. The international sharing of ideas was humbling and impressive. Here's one of the videos if you're interested: (The sound isn't good but what conference participants had to say made the world feel a little bit smaller. We're all in this together.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2009 on a few words about social media literacy at cnewmark
I used to have a lawn, but ... I kept digging up more and more of it for the plants I fell in love with. Now I have paths through the chaos. There is just a bit lawn to create a contrast to the English-type garden I live in the middle of. Here's a peak at the front "yard." Kari, your garden is so lush, I feel like I could drown in it. Why don't you add the link to the Mr Linky box so more folks can see it?
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At one point I'd considered guinea fowl for tick control (I live in CT), but the noise they create made me rethink that idea. I hadn't considered the poop everywhere ... Ha!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2009 on The Flip Side of Suburban Chickens at Garden Rant
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