France 2022

Memories of a lifetime with my daughter, Sarah, my granddaughters, Maya & Naomi. We started in Nice, stopped in Eze and spent two nights in Monaco. We rented a car in Monaco and drove through Provence. We ended with a train and four days in Paris. Our favorites, hands down, were people watching, shopping, andContinue reading “France 2022”

Minority Inspector

For many years now, I have gone to vote and wondered about those older women sitting behind the folding tables in the basement of my community center. Why were so many older? How and why did they do the job of managing the elections? Was there some kind of inside club outside of my awareness?Continue reading “Minority Inspector”

More On My Grandfather z”l

I have been on an ongoing quest to find how more about my grandfather. as I documented in an earlier blog. Because of that blog, a family genealogist, on the other side of my family, found and sent me his death certificate. It had lots of new information to me: where he was born: Russia;Continue reading “More On My Grandfather z”l”

Vaccines in the time of Covid

One year after quarantine began, I have achieved the unimaginable: the immunization protection from this deadly disease. Going out into the public, still masked, with my immunization card in hand, brought out the following dichotomies and then some: I feel safer from, yet less trusting of anyone without a mask. I feel happy that lifeContinue reading “Vaccines in the time of Covid”

A Patch Work Life: The Hands On Guide To Living Piece By Piece

Quilt:Voluminous layersCountless hues and valuesEmbedded with meaningPersonal herstoryMinuscule patches that speaks volumesEnsconcing with warmth and protectionHand Stitched patternsEndless sizes, shapes and formsPiecing, Stitching, Darning, Mending, Ripping Producing Quilts:The next one is always better than the one beforeOrganized cutting and construction stepsStaying at the machine until the entire set is piecedProcess over productCreating something original comesContinue reading “A Patch Work Life: The Hands On Guide To Living Piece By Piece”

Moving Through Loss: A Wise Woman Ritual circa 2000

A Letter to the Most Illustrious the Contessina Allagia degli Aldobrandeschi, written Christmas Eve, Anno Domini 1513 I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, youContinue reading “Moving Through Loss: A Wise Woman Ritual circa 2000”

Program Application-Artist Statement

For over forty years I have been fashioning fiberart that celebrates the loving and healing capacity of spirit. In the seventies, an article in MS magazine about quilt making as a women’s art form lead me to patchwork as my chosen means of expression. In the eighties, leadership in our local fiberarts guild helped meContinue reading “Program Application-Artist Statement”

Bubbe’s Lady of the Lake 2018

NRM BagPanche Silk Robe TieSarah’s MolasSadye’s Lingerie BagHeath’s Buddah WheelJapanese Kimono FabricIndigo Dress Hem from Victoria,BCRiding PantsJ.Jill Dressy SkirtMax Studio Dress from Annie’s GraduationE.B.Pepper PJ Pants Suit in a BagLeftover KilimHowie’s Tux RemnantsJo’s Handwoven RemnantsHeath’s Corduroy ShirtHand Embroidered Wool Kashmiri Shawl from Tsultrim Allione WorkshopChristmas, Buddha Day, Valentine, Kawanza from 1994 CalendarSilkDenim’s Hand Stitched CorduroyContinue reading “Bubbe’s Lady of the Lake 2018”

Ichi-go ichi-e: this is the moment

A simple practical idea from the art of tea or Sadou, the way of tea. Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会) is a concept expressing the ideal roughly translated that means one time, one meeting or one encounter; one opportunity. In the way of tea we respect and honor the moment as a once-in-a-lifetime gathering, a simple encounterContinue reading “Ichi-go ichi-e: this is the moment”