woolgathering’s sketch of the red caterpillar

I met (and interviewed) Elizabeth Perry at one of my beginning podcaster sessions. She blogs at Woolgathering and creates (and then blogs) a sketch a day. Here’s her post on the red caterpillar that dropped from the ceiling and inched across the table where the panel speakers were. The whole session (Blogs: Gallery or Canvas– about blogs as art) was interrupted for a bit of performance art, and a lot of picture taking. See also here (the tableau around the table with the red caterpillar) and here (Ms Jen’s cameraphone shot of the caterpillar)

5 responses to “woolgathering’s sketch of the red caterpillar”

  1. ralph

    I had breakfast with Elizabeth one morning at SXSW; we were staying at the same hotel and just noticed each other’s badges in the breakfast room. I had a number of conversations at SXSW, but that conversation with Elizabeth is one that sticks with me. Her story of how she decided to learn to draw was pretty inspiring. I still find myself chewing over some of the things we discussed that morning.

  2. Elizabeth


    I’m browsing around the post-BlogHer web and come across this post and comment, which made my day- week- season. Thank you.

    And now with your booklets and audacity (all kinds ;-)) I look forward to getting my students to go live with their podcasting this fall.

    See you at BlogHer next year, and online in the meantime!

  3. Susan A. Kitchens

    Cool, Elizabeth, it was great to meet you. Sounds like you and Ralph had one heckuva conversation at SXSW.

    Somewhere in the live-blogging I came across that quote of yours about the small daily thing. I want to find it again and make it a HUGE sign for my own motivation. 🙂

  4. Elizabeth

    Here you are:

    A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. – Anthony Trollope

    It’s from his autobiography – which is great fun to read if you like 19th c. Brit. Lit. I have that quote and another posted in my office/studio:

    Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly.

    -but I haven’t been able to track down a source for that one – have seen both Gustav Holst and H.L.Mencken cited for it.

  5. Susan A. Kitchens

    Beautiful, thanks!