Monday, October 07, 2019

50 Years Strong

Come to the show. You will not be disappointed. It's going to be grand. Look for my piece, Swagger - 100 Women in Congress.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ode to Joy

I'm working on the concepts for a new piece of art. It will be called Ode to Joy, which inspired me to look for the music by the same name. I found this wonderful flashmob which begins with a simple flute playing and morphs into a large orchestra and choir. Gotta love a flash mob! Gotta  love Ode to Joy!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I'm working on photos from 1993, sad and happy to say. Sad because they've been hidden away for so long. Happy to look at them now and reflect on the good times.

Here's one. We were in Durango, CO in July 1993 celebrating a family wedding. One day we road on the Durango-Silverton railroad, which was totally fun and not your everyday happening. Here they are, ages 3, 6 and 7. You gotta love the expressions on their faces. One exhausted, one peaking over a shoulder and one ready to bound off that train and head into the next adventure. I truly miss these days.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Uptown Funk!

I love the song Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Imagine my delight when I discovered this U-Tube video of this 21st century hit with 20th century dancers. Ya gotta watch it, it's too much fun!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

You Are Invited to

The Columbia FiberArts Guild is presenting an Artists Market to showcase the work of 45 local artists. This exhibit includes wall art, 3 dimensional work and clothing. Some but not all items are for sale. Do come. You will not be disappointed. It will be amazing.

It is next Saturday and not to be missed.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Book Ends: The Museum of Extraordinary Times

I love to listen to books on CD. In my car or in the sewing lab, they are such good company. Some authors are easier for listening than others. Jodi Piccoult, Chris Bojhalian, Alice Hoffman are a few that come to mind. 

I just finished The Museum of Extraordinary Things which in true fashion for Alice Hoffman is extraordinary. This author is an extremely talented storyteller.  

From the New York Times...Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum,” alongside performers like the Wolfman and the Butterfly Girl. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his community and his job as a tailor’s apprentice. When Eddie photographs the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. And he ignites the heart of Coralie.

Alice Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a tender and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is, “a lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people” 

I suggest you give it a listen. The characters are well developed and interesting people.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

For the most part...

The house reconstruction is finished. What remains is mainly replacing furniture that was damaged in the flood. Here are a few pics to share.

A new front door. In the end we decided to stay with the style we had. It so defines this house floor plan and I sort of like it. We opted to have it stained very dark and change the knobs to a very dark finish as well. I love how the light filters through the opening on the right.

This bar area is actually in the middle of the house. We removed columns and opened it to the rest of the rooms in the house. It is now such and inviting open airy space. The stools were delivered just last week and make such a strong statement. They are beautiful.

And then of course there is the kitchen. I love a white kitchen, In this space especially as it is at the back of the house which is north facing. It gets good light but not a lot of direct sun. White brightens things a lot. I love the dark stain on the island as a contrast to the cabinet surround. Cooking in this space will be oh so much fun!.