Welcome to The Phoenix Files!

This blog is a collection of papers and how-to articles I have written over the past 25+ years, as well as my travel journals and announcements.  Scholarly works from "The Library" on my old website, are labeled here as "Historica Tractatu." 

My travels have had heavy influence on my work and are the 'back story' behind many of my designs. Some of my older journals are revised from the original, and most link to photo albums on Facebook.  

Crossroads Tour - Firenze Final Day

Posted by Heather Daveno, written 2011, revised 2014 on 8/10/2014 to Travels in Italy

I wake up at 6:30 AM, but roll back and try to go back to sleep. Forty-five minutes later, a neighbor starts playing Spanish guitar in the lobby just outside my door.

There are worse ways to wake up on a Sunday morning...

Today's the Day - The Phoenix Rises!

Posted by H. Daveno on 8/9/2014

Today's the Day! The hats are displayed, the tables are set, the games set out and the Room of Free Fabrics is colorized for your convenience...

Anticipation builds for Phoenix Rising ...

Posted by Heather Daveno on 8/6/2014

I'm sleepless in Seattle in anticipation for my Open Studio this weekend ...

Little Bites of Turkey

Posted by H. Daveno on 8/4/2014

I think that any city you travel to, one of the most distinct memories you bring home with you, is of the food.  That was the case for me when I visited Istanbul...