Growing up I had two Aunts who were so important to me…people who talked to me and listened, who thought of me, helped me, hung out with me. Today was my Aunt Lu’s birthday…she was born in 1918 and was my father’s sister. She died in November of 1999 and I painted this painting on […]
I first published this on my birthday in 2009, but I still think it tells my story so let’s go again!! Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age. I have plans, things to do, places to go. But today I’m looking back. (I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.) For a few […]
Wow. Plunged by weather into the 19th century, this past weekend has given each of us plenty to think about…the Friday night freeze and the wrenching sound of trees cracking and ice tinkling, the explosions and blue flashes as power transformers blew up around the neighborhoods. Lying in beds piled high with quilts and comforters […]
I’ve always had a studio in my adult life, and have come to appreciate the “solitary apart-ness” of such a place. Visitors may come in (or they could before Covid-19), of course…and are welcomed…BUT…the space is my space, arranged the way I want it, where I can work for hours, sit and stare, think. A […]
I’m mucking out my studio in earnest these days as December is underway…move out in December, move into new space in January…sorting, tossing…keep/save? Dilemmas. And slow because, as usual, thing have a way of popping up…Here’s Susan’s photo of 2018 when things were tidy for an Open Studio… but several exhibits later I’ve tossed through […]
In an effort to remain positive, in spite of the news arc, here are some uplifting items from the last week…from this little world. After the loveliest Thanksgiving with the grands, opening gifts (birthdays for Sidney 7, Vivien 2, R 77), laughing (remember laughing?) We headed to the beach, arriving at sunset… for more birthday… […]
We sneaked in one more fall day before the rain starts tomorrow, and it was a good one…lunch with the kids and their parents was exactly what the doctor recommended (and we saw the doctor JUST before lunch!) Goodbye sun. Keep in touch.
We do the familiar things. The furniture and umbrellas come in off the deck, the porch. We make soup. We read and draw and cut the last Hydrangeas from the garden. We vote. We prune… But this winter is perilous. The Covid-19 virus is raging around the country and the cases are so numerous that […]
Friends…I saw this quote on my friend Elizabeth’s IG feed and I realized that there is really only this question: what is the world you want to live in? See you after the election…keep in touch.
Roger and I and our neighbor Gloria are trying to take back the sanctuary of our gardens after the recent ugly moments. The gun fight left marks here… Our niece Fanny suggested burning sage to dispel the negative energy. I’m not much of a believer in such things, but the “negative energy” was strong the […]