In the fall of 1999 Nara Wood and I decided to combine our creative efforts, create a business, and put up a website. We wanted a name for the business/website that would represent both of our disciplines. During our musings Nara offered up "Color" to represent her watercolor work. I, without thinking, followed with "and Substance" representing the materials that I worked with. Many years later I was listening to an Avataric Discourse of Adi Da Samraj when He uttered the quote above. I was working at my jewelry bench at the time. So, I got up, put the time marker back a couple of minutes, and listened again. Then I smiled and thought to myself, “Looks like Nara and I chose the right name”.

Since then Nara has put up her own site (, you should check it out).