Category Archives: Art-Making

A lesson in color from mayflowers

Sketching with a friend yesterday, this little bunch of mayflowers was so delicate, so deliciously fragrant…I thought of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors of ladies in white dresses, the dresses painted with every shade of bright pastel light, magic! When I … Continue reading

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The Story of “Look at That!”™ Art Pouches

On March 24th I joined the hoards of people here in Concord for the ‘March For Our Lives’. I had a great place to stand, leaning against the statue of Daniel Webster in front of the NH State House, and … Continue reading

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Shameless Marketing

“Beware creating alone—join an art class!” I am teaching two classes  here in Concord this spring, one in May and a follow-up one in June, and I would love to have you there to enjoy the gorgeous weather and laughter … Continue reading

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Resurrecting a Blog

Some stitches are easier to drop than others. This blog project, begun with such enthusiasm in August 2016, lost its momentum about a year ago; I intended to take a little break, then life happened. Luckily I do have a … Continue reading

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The Painted Journal

In January 1991 I returned to college to finish my undergraduate degree after a 20-year hiatus. In my program at Lesley College, the last two semesters had to be devoted to a highly structured, single major work. After much brainstorming … Continue reading

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Changing of the guard

Long wool coats, soft leather gloves, They meet at the café, commandeering an improvised conference area, perpendicular to the alcove, not quite in, not quite out. Not a smile among them, quite sincere business matters discussed, because of course, Business … Continue reading

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Part 6: Kids, musicians, and artists, oh my!

Day 21 of a 28 day odyssey in Moscow, 1989. To recap, our Russian hosts had worked out the details of our month-long visit about a year in advance. The plan had been to spend Weeks 1 and 2 in … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling, Travel, Uncategorized, USSR 1989, Watercolor | 4 Comments