Archive for 2018

Metal in Massachusetts: 5 Days at Snow Farm

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

It was my sister who convinced me to go after the Road Scholar grant when I was suffering uncertainty. “If anyone deserves this grant, it’s you,” she said. I guess I should not have been surprised when I was notified that it had been awarded to me. The grant is awarded to family caregivers (or […]

Waterfall, First and Final Process Pictures

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

What you see at the top of this post is the evolution of the first painting in my new series that combines paints and beads. The drapery of bead fringes is not embellishment but rather as much an integral part of the painting as any of the paints that were applied by knife or brush. […]

Silver Care Update

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Need some information on how to clean silver? I’ve recently edited my page, Updates on Silver to include three cleaning methods. One of these is meant to be used only if you positively have no other choice. You’ll have to read the page to find out why. As I work more with silver, I expect […]

Inspired by Solstice

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Here in the Northern hemisphere the Summer Solstice is just around the corner. 21 June 2018 at 6:06:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere this is your Winter Solstice. Summer Solstice inspires me to change up my art to reflect the season. Later, as Summer becomes unbearably hot, I will […]

Beyond the Looking Glass

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

When I last posted here, I talked about coming out of my grief of losing my mother and advancing back to the world where I am not her primary family caregiver. That was in October of 2017 and it’s now just June of 2018. There has been progress! I’ve begun a new series of works […]