More Collaborations…

My friend Bob Simbari has been taking beautiful photographs around here for many years, and he has an uncanny sense of color, capturing amazing sunrises and sunsets, among other things. So, when he showed me his photo, Sunrise at Deansboro, I had to agree with him that its colors would indeed make a lovely textile […]

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On Collaborations…

Over many years of creating jewelry, I’ve had an unusual collaboration with a local artist unknown to me: C.C. Pflanz, of Utica, NY. In 1948, Mr. Pflanz engraved some steel plates  which were likely used to decorate or emboss aluminum trays and tableware that was popular in the 1950’s. Each plate features a floral bouquet […]

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This “Hottest Summer Ever”…

…has not stopped me from playing outside, even when I should be working on ‘stuff’, like posting on my blog here! Still, it’s been a busy few months, where I’ve traveled a bit, and of course returned with inspiration. This is reflected in my natural inclination to take photos of floors, tiles, doors, and sculptures, […]

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Lilygram : March 2016

Winter’s Sky and In The Dark Each morning, I savor my cup of coffee while looking out my sunroom windows as the day dawns. The winter sky’s pale shades of grey and emerging light seem like a black and white photo, soon joined by glints of silver, pale blue and peach, as tree branches appear […]

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Natural Inclinations

Inspiration is the foundation for my creative energies, and time and again, my natural inclination defaults to, well, nature itself…the great outdoors, in all its splendor, as I encounter it. It doesn’t have to be an immediate response – although many times, it is. But just as often, memories are evoked and stick with me, entering […]

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Lilygram : November 2015

Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Show Saturday, November 21 — Sunday, November 22 I’m gearing up for another trip to Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Show, while looking ahead to 2016 for some new venues for Lily. This year’s show dates are Saturday, November 21 (10am – 5pm) and Sunday, November 22, (10am – 4pm). You can […]

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Those Late Summer Days

Those late summer days brought us wind (a bit), rain (not as much as we needed), chilly nights (too early!), and abundant sunshine with temps in the 80’s. I’ve spent time with some new and some old stone ‘finds’ in the past few weeks, and just finished what can best be described as an eclectic […]

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Lilygram : July 2015

Summertime! …and upcoming MWPAI craft show The first week of summer has really been a boon to my gardens, with abundant sunshine and abundant rains, heated up afternoons and cool evenings and early mornings bringing out all the ‘hot’ colors covering the spectrum after a decidedly yellow beginning, and I’m loving the brilliant red, yellow […]

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