Dec 4, 2017

when the Associated Press asks for an interview, you say yes

You can't make a living writing nonfiction, art history books. But sometimes, you can get your 15 minutes of fame.


This week I was asked by the Associated Press to be interviewed for an article on indigo in Japan. As a researcher who is always asking people to let me interview them, it was very surreal to have the tables turned.

The AP writer had just returned from Japan where she participated in an indigo dyeing class and wanted to talk to an expert about the history of indigo in Japan.

We talked on the phone for half an hour. The great thing about working from home is you can wear whatever you want - no makeup required! Then, much to my surprise, my husband sneaked in during the interview and snapped these photos!

Not sure I look the part of an "expert," but it was an interesting interview.

Any talk of indigo always leads to talk of cotton, and that is where I really get excited. These two plants are simply epic.

I'll share a link to the AP article when it is published.

6 comments:

  1. This is awesome- congratulations!

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  2. Exciting..... will be looking for link....

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    1. Thanks Susie! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Probably will be about a sentence or two... but better than nothing. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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  3. Congratulations, Ms. Expert. I look forward to hearing the interview.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Sounds funny.... but I guess somebody has to be the expert. Thanks for reading and commenting!!!

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