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Web Site Info

Visitors may have noticed that the site has been down for a while. A crisis in the WordPress backend meant, at the end of the day, a complete re-installation, stripping back to the basics, by my IT folks. (Thanks, Tim!) It took a while to get it going, and I only just managed to get […]
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Neighborhood Wildlife

PSA: if you aren’t backing up your photos on your phone, make a backup plan now. I lost some pretty sweet process photos and my holiday snaps when I shattered my phone. Boo! Anyway, I’m hip-deep in works-in-progress right now, so have some adorable photos of my neighborhood anoles: We found this guy on our […]
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Quilting full steam ahead

Ha, ha – it’s an ironing pun, get it? Ahem. I’ve had steam ironing on the brain because I can’t steam the fabric I’m working with right now. We have all these samples and bolt ends of dupioni silk from a Quilt Festival past, and boxes of little fabric swatches from home decor sample books, […]
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Portraits Alla Prima

In addition to some technical difficulties regarding the website (still in the fixing stage – more on that in posts to come, I’m sure), this month I’ve been in workshop with live models for acrylic portraiture. I’m pretty excited about what came out of those sessions, although nothing is yet finished.   I also completed […]
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Mother’s Day for Peace

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe wrote her “appeal to womanhood throughout the world,” and in 1872 she proposed a celebration of Mother’s Day for Peace.  Her petition was not granted, and Mother’s Day as we know it now was created by different interests and has shifted focus.  And yet, these words of hers are just […]