September 8, 2018

I'm trying to bring my textile life together with my pottery work. Here's one attempt:

September 4, 2018

Alan and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at the Spiral Jetty in 2002, 16 years ago. I love Robert Smithson's earth work. t's a magical place: simple, elegant, and set in the eerie desert landscape of the Great Salt Lake.

The long drive took us through desolate...

August 26, 2018

It's one thing to make art; it's quite another to sell it.

I give away a lot things I make, to friends and to silent auctions for causes I support.  But I rarely sell it. Partly, I'm just not interested in the business side of art making, partly I'm fortunate enough no...

August 26, 2018

Becky, my friend and neighbor, has a prolifically bountiful apple tree in her front year. She has just begun to pick them, although they're a little too green for good eating. So when she gave me a bag of her apples, I made apple sauce with them. 

I leave the skins on,...

August 22, 2018

Yep, Brandon and Branson are back. We're 8 days into the enormous task of rewiring our house. Just today they found one more nob and tube, so back they went into the attic and the basement crawl space to thread new wire into the house. They continue to be cheerful, eve...

August 1, 2018

After 20 years of living in a house that was built in 1928,  we finally decided to rewire. Much of the original wiring is still in place and working, but safety is an issue. We've hesitated for so long because it's expensive, very expensive, and there's not much to see...

July 6, 2018

It’s not easy, especially when it’s a person, pet or place we love.

This week, I had to say goodbye to my sweet two-room basement studio, a place that’s been a creative haven for me and my students. As I’m now retired, my claim to the space is shaky, especially as the h...

July 2, 2018

My ex-husband sometimes described the trips he took as “successful,” but I never knew what that meant. One person's success is another's failure.

As we’ve just returned from a week-end trip with Alan’s three grown girls and their families in Lava Hot Springs, I’ve...

June 25, 2018

About four years ago, our next door neighbors decided to take down the decrepit, knee-high fence between our properties. We all know, as Robert Frost said in “Mending Walls,” that “good fences make good neighbors,” but our little wire fence was an eye sore and we were...

June 18, 2018

All over Bali, we saw canag sari, little hand made baskets of freshly picked flowers, sometimes with a few noodles or other food. These little offerings are put out early in the morning in temples, on statues, at door steps and the floor of store entrances. This Hindu...

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