Saturday, February 2, 2008


"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body." -Elizabeth Stone

Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.

28 years ago today, Groundhog Day, my life changed forever. My first child , Daniel "awakened" and poked his little head out. It was a joyful day and has been a glorious roller coaster ride ever since. And yes, my heart "walks outside of my body" every day... love you, Dan.
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Just a few words......above, Dans early attempt at culinary mastery..........

........ below, last weekends dinner, made by Daniel and posted on his blog post "Pizza Porn" he called it. That's homemade pizza, from scratch, including the dough. I'm so proud!!!!

.....and he lived happily ever after. Happy Birthday, again. on!!!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


So what does one do after one cleans a studio?

You sketch and run out to the nearest junk/flea market and buy more "stuff"!!!!!

" My studio begins at the art supply store. I Imagine all the paintings trapped inside those tubes of paint." - John Ferrie

I could not resist the book . A world atlas from 1937 in beautiful condition. I've been trying to find the town where my father had been born in Russia called Berdechev, near Kiev and the Polish border. Viola! It's here. Also, for those of you old enough, Alaska and Hawaii still were not part of the U.S. There are certainly many more interesting geographical differences. Love those old maps!!! Can't decide what will become of it.

The other goodies are an old stamp holder, a graining tool???????, a glove form, an old stamp and some brass letter forms.

Hmmmmmm......what now?