Mother’s Day Gift from Mom

Mother’s Day Gift from Mom

May 16, 2012Holidays, Inspiration 2 Comments

Talking to my mother on Mother’s Day, she mentioned that she had recently written a memoir for her college class reunion. I asked if she’d send it to me. When the email arrived, I realized I’d been given a wonderful gift — chance to know my mother better in a different time and place. She … Read More

Inspiration Fortune Cookie for PechaKucha #6

Inspiration Fortune Cookie for PechaKucha #6

May 11, 2012Inspiration, Mochi 1 Comment

It’s great to get these little messages now and then to keep you going. Thanks Little Tokyo, our neighborhood Japanese restaurant, I needed this! All week I’ve been trying to get ready for PechuKucha #6 at the Creamery Arts Center. I’d kind of planned on presenting my 20×20 images of artists’ portraits done in iPhonegraphy, … Read More

New iPad drawings

New iPad drawings

March 20, 2012Drawings 2 Comments

For Valentine’s Day I got a new iPad — well actually I had to wait a month before the new iPad came out, but it was definitely worth the wait! The new iPad has a great camera so I’m trying a new process where I take a photo of my sketchbooks with the iPad camera … Read More

Go to Sleep

Go to Sleep

February 4, 2012Photographs 5 Comments

Sleep is a magical, mysterious thing. Magical in the way it happens naturally and revives, rejuvenates, and heals. Mysterious to me because I sometimes wonder where people go when they Go To Sleep. That’s such an odd expression if you really think about it, as if we are indeed going to another place. Where do … Read More

2012 – Year of the Dragon

2012 – Year of the Dragon

January 16, 2012uncategorized 3 Comments

A nice surprise came in the mail yesterday – a dragon! 2012 being the year of the Dragon, our Japanese friends Kazuko and Takehiko sent us a beautiful new year’s card and calendar. I love this guy because he’s friendly, comical, happy, fierce, and a little goofy all wrapped into one swirly mist. I’m sure … Read More

Giving Handmade

Giving Handmade

January 14, 2012Craft No Comments

This past year I did pretty well on my goal to give handmade things for Christmas. I’ve sort of lost count but think I knitted about 10 hats, three scarves and a couple of cowls. And of course there were a few hats I knitted more than once or twice because I had to unravel … Read More

Stone Creatures in Time and Space

Stone Creatures in Time and Space

December 9, 2011Other Artists, Sculpture 5 Comments

We were fortunate to have one of Russ’s friends from the ISC board come to Springfield as a consultant to aid in visioning as part of the search for a new director for the Springfield Art Museum. George has worked at great museums for over 40 years, but he’s also an artist and loves talking … Read More