Saturday, November 27, 2010


"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."  ~Thornton Wilder 

I am thankful to have many treasures in my life. Thanksgiving was spent with my dear family. With plenty of food on our table and many things to laugh about, we enjoyed a beautiful day together.-------- "Black Friday" proved to be a successful one for our business. Being an independent retailer, selling electronics, in what has been a very difficult time eonomically, I would say that yesterdays showing means we must be going in the right direction. I am very hopeful.---------------- The weekend before Thanksgiving, I was honored to be included in a group of extraordinary women, brought together by Lynne Perrella, to spend time together in Massachusetts at the Museum of Russian Icons. We toured this magnificent museum near Worchester and then spent 4 days creating together in response to what we saw.

Our group came together beautifully. a colorful , well used box of oil pastels.
Our tour guide, was well versed in the complete history of this collection, the largest outside of Moscow.
The work is particularly of interest to me because of their use of metals, usually silver and gold, to frame and embellish each piece and the colors used are similar to what I like to use in my pieces.
We shared our own work.
We created new work.
We shared techniques.
.......and proceeded to try them out with creative exuberance.
I have been working on a project for the last few weeks and this experience gave me an inspirational boost that could not have been duplicated.
The last evening, we discussed and admired each others work.
Thank you Lynne and....Anne BagbyShirley Ende-Saxe,  Ginna Brooks,  Leslie Aja,  Ellen Kochansky,  Barbara Block , Bonnie Benson and Inese Kaufman.