Wednesday, October 19, 2011


This is Orianna with her goldfinches. This time of year in Upstate New York the goldfinches are busy eating seeds. They especially like to land on the delicate cosmos in my garden. The long slender stem bends gracefully down as they sidle out to the flower head. It is fun to watch their bursts of yellow coming up out of the fields of purple asters and goldenrod.
Orianna's colors were inspired by the rich colors of our fall landscape.


This is Finn on his swing.  He hangs from the ceiling or anywhere else.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


This is Sophie, inspired by Roald Dahl's wonderful character from his book The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). My children loved Roald Dahl's books so this is my tribute to Mr. Dahl and his incredible contribution to childrens' literature. Thank you to Quentin Blake for his amazing illustrations and Stuart Fiedler for the great photograph!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shadowbox Vignettes for Time Illuminated Show

The theme for this group show was time or light. I started thinking about "time" and all the sayings we have about it  and these are the results. Each one  has a working clock in it. The first and last are about 6" x 9" and the middle box is about 7" x 10".

Caption: "Cornelia was at that time in her life when she had finally decided to have the time of her life."

Caption:  "Once Upon a Time"


Back view of "Once Upon a Time."

Caption: "Daisy often found, despite her best efforts, that she was running out of thyme"

Back view of "Thyme" (collage of pages from a 1930's recipe book).