“The curse of cancer created a strange and strained existence, challenging me to be neither blind to, nor bound by, death’s approach. Even when the cancer was in retreat, it cast long shadows”. Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air I can’t remember if I thought about death much before cancer, or maybe, I recognized […]
Post #5 for What’s in My Drawers 2016. Roots and Wings. Two (of many!) things we need to give our kids as parents, teachers, community and family members. This large mixed media print with collage is a reminder of when things may have been simpler; taking care of our kids basic needs but also, looking into […]
Drawing yesterday in my studio Garbiñe, our visiting guest from Basque Country of Spain watched me thoughtfully. Interested in language, she speaks three fluently, is proficient in others and will study philology in college this year. Taking her various places in the area with family and friends introduces her to the area, invites us to discover our environs with new eyes, and helps […]
Day #19 of What’s in My Drawers. Here I am riffing again- the targets, the tissue paper, wayward cells flying around a sea of ubiquitous pink synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness- on steroids. And now with a void, not only where the breasts would be, but also the ovaries and tubes. Standing strong, regardless.
Day #6- of What’s in My Drawers. Looking through my drawers I was delighted to find this mixed media drawing with colored pencil on acrylic and tempera paint. I love tools, appreciating their design and use. I also think about women’s work and the often loaded connotations and associations that come with gender and responsibility. […]
Day #2 of What’s in My Drawers Time is often marked by our rituals, our day to day habits that bring order to our lives. My husband Scott is a tea drinker, and every morning after the alarm goes off I go downstairs, turn on the electric kettle and then take the dogs out. When […]
Day 1 of What’s in My Drawers This morning at early yoga class with Simone Twombly at the Kennett Y, I was reminded yet again, that Yoga Saves. After recent road trips to visit University of Pittsburgh for Griffin and up to Scranton for Thanksgiving my hips are tight, my lower back, neck and quads […]
Milton Avery, 1960Dunes and Sea IIoil on canvas, 131.8 x 182.9 cmCollection of Whitney Museum of American Art “His pictures were always polite, but they were polite in a way that a man with a gun might be polite. There was plenty to back up his request for attention.” Steve Martin in An Object of […]