Josephine Breen Del Deo lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A writer, her work includes all the major genres. Her intense interest in the environment and the natural world has been a constant preoccupation of both her prose and poetry. Osma Gallinger Tod (1895-1983) was an important figure in repopularizing traditional crafts among Americans. She ran crafts communities in Michigan and Pennsylvania, authored many books, and was a pioneer in championing a respect for traditional craftsmanship as art.