Eric Carle illustrations on fabric by Andover Fabrics

  Sometimes when I feel my life careening off the road because of things I can’t control I have a visceral need to make something with my hands. Whatever it is doesn’t have to be perfect, but…

A still from "Le Petit Prince" an On Animation Studio film, 2015.

  This summer, Le Petit Prince, a movie based on the book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be released internationally. When I heard this news, my heart fell a few floors. I had read…

Sculpture by Yutaka Sone (Photo by Heidi M. Kim)

  Priceless /ˈprīsləs/ So precious that its value cannot be determined: priceless works of art (Oxford Dictionaries)   When I was learning new words, one of the ones I stumbled on was priceless. To me, it seemed like one of those…

“He may have looked old and tacky to you. But you don’t know the sweetness of him, the confidence he can give to birds and brats and fragile things like that. Anyone who ever gave you…

  “It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in ’em,” said Captain Jim. “When I ponder on them seeds I don’t find it nowise hard…

Don Reilly/The New Yorker published on heidimkim.com with permission from Condé Nast Collection

  An astute beta-reader recently cautioned me to watch out for clichés. As with all feedback, I mulled over this for a bit and then went back to my manuscript. At that point, I was…

During revision, I reached a point where my own words were a blur on the page. I had just received feedback on my full manuscript from beta-readers, astute friends who are keen readers or writers or…

When you want to build a ship, do not begin by gathering wood, cutting boards, and distributing work, but rather, awaken the desire for the vast and endless sea."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Wisdom of the Sands

Often when my mind is trying to work through the knots of a problem, the sensory experience of working with my hands creates a kind of concentration that allows a part of my mind to…