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Bosom Buddies and the Night of the Boobie Bird

02/19/2017 08:50:00 AM

acrylic on cotton, hand embroidery, beads and feather In the midnight hours when dark thoughts lurk the screech of a creature becomes entangled in your nightmare. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am working on a series of embroideries based on my ...

Art and Politics: In the Court of Clowns

02/16/2017 10:17:00 AM

 I just can't keep up with the breadth of it at the moment, we are hardly into this presidency and each day there is some new drama, treason, nepotism, declarations full of hot air, lies, fake news.

Lost Bear Adventures as Told By a Friendly Lady

02/06/2017 11:09:00 AM

In between all the serious artwork, the community work, the gallery work, website work, I still like to be playful. I have started a page for Lost Bear on Instagram. Oh yes, I know, that place dismissed by the elite photographers of the world, ...

Craft Activism with the Jafagirls

01/30/2017 09:46:00 AM

Watch now: The Art Show | Season 6, Episode 2 | ThinkTVNetwork Video The Jafagirls of Yellow Springs use craft activism to raise awareness of social issues. We visit the Cohen Film Collection in Columbus, where modern technology is being used ...

PussyHat Project and Ipad Drawing Protest Sign

01/21/2017 09:04:00 AM

I've been busy knitting hats, making street art(viva la vulve), drawing, and working on the Yellow Springs Arts Council event at Antioch University Midwest. It's been one BUSY week.  The PussyHat project inspired me to do an ipad drawing called ...

How Drawing Changes Lives and What is Visual Literacy

01/12/2017 14:50:00 PM

I draw everyday, either in my sketchbook, in a drawing pad or on my ipad. I can't imagine a day going by that I wouldn't do that. This one below was inspired by a news story about domestic violence. "Coveted" The Big Draw - The world's ...

Christmas in Arizona and the Phoenix Zoo Lights

01/07/2017 16:04:00 PM

ZooLights Come see why we were voted one of the Best Zoo Lights by USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice travel award! Polar Slide- 200 Feet of Snow Tubing Excitement!* Will be open daily through January 16 and at ZooLights through January 8, 2017. ...

The Amazing Joy and Power of Art: 2016 Reflections

12/31/2016 10:26:00 AM

The year started off horrible as the word cancer echoed and bounced around my head like a demonic ping pong ball. Friends and family, acquaintances online and off rallied and gave me the gift of their kindness, support, and way too much chocolate ...

Yellow Springs a Winter Wonderland

12/13/2016 14:21:00 PM

It was pure magic this morning in Yellow Springs, Ohio and our jafagirl Butterflies looked so pretty with little bits of snow on them. Spent some time walking by Ellis Pond on Polecat Road which is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful place ...

The Courage to Fail in Art

12/06/2016 15:17:00 PM

  There is that frustrating moment when you realize that the hours of stitching are for naught and you must pull out every stitch and redo. My satin stitch was just not working to my satisfaction but third time lucky on the lips.  I have ...

Night of the Booby Bird

12/03/2016 12:56:00 PM

Sometimes the back of an embroidery intrigues me more than the front and thus ensues a struggle between whether I use the front or the back, sigh!  This is wip of a piece I call "night of the booby bird".  One night early in my breast cancer ...

The Art Show and The Winter Studio Preparation

11/20/2016 13:20:00 PM

Since I've already done a post about our final filming session with The Art Show on my jafagirl blog I thought I would just share a link. Yarnbombing for the Art Show and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor It was a glorious day in Dayton and after ...

Getting Groovy with Sweetpea at PBS Dayton

11/12/2016 11:42:00 AM

As part of The Art Show we got to have a wee tour of the pbs station before we headed out to film the yarnbomb/craftbomb installations for the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor. Now maybe you are wondering who the heck is sweetpea. Lest we embarrass ...

Getting up to Art Mischief and ThinkTV Art Show

11/06/2016 15:10:00 PM

Nancy and I hung out with ThinkTV Art Show crew for 9 hours filming yesterday, which somehow will all boil down to a 6 minute segment on their January line up. I don't envy them in the editing room eek! The Art Show | On Air | ThinkTV The ...

Street Art and Graffiti in Bisbee Arizona

10/27/2016 07:44:00 AM

Whenever I travel I always want to explore beyond the typical tourist attractions and find the core of a place, it's heart. While so many towns and cities have cracked down on allowing free libraries, Bisbee is obviously NOT following suit, ...

Oracle Arizona and A Detour to Visit Biosphere 2

10/21/2016 10:29:00 AM

I remember this being in the news but I never really knew where it was so coming across it  was by pure accident.  It's a pretty impressive place and the tour was interesting, particularly the Water and Climate Change Project. Work ...

Finding Chairs in Your Trees One Day

10/16/2016 19:08:00 PM

Instagram Screencapture My husband didn't notice them when he left for work one morning, but apparently someone in the middle of the night decided to put chairs in our front yard trees, carefully wedged or hung on the upper branches. Instagram ...

Dusty Road to Tuscon and Why Tom Mix Died in the Middle of Nowhere

10/12/2016 08:55:00 AM

The scenic route 79 south to Tuscon Well is started off scenic and then we had to take a detour due to road repair. Thank goodness it was a small detour because it was a dirt road and the truck in front of us was kicking up DUST. Phew, ...

Delightful Curious Creatures on a Concrete Bench

09/02/2016 08:22:00 AM

at the  Krannert Art Museum Urbana Illinois Unfortunately I can't tell you much about this sculpture except that it's in the wee garden outside the museum.  I searched online but couldn't find any info anywhere, not on this link below ...

Bench Photography and the Amazing Pier 2 Arts Center in Kaohsiung Taiwan

09/01/2016 10:57:00 AM

This was a two sided bench at the Pier 2 Art Center. This Art Center is amazing because without a doubt you can tell Kaohsiung has made a HUGE commitment to the arts and artists in the area with the the revitalization of the  warehouse ...

A Walk By a Winter's Pond and Being Grateful

08/29/2016 09:13:00 AM

Maybe you've noticed I am posting photos of benches ;) and since it's HOT and humid, I thought it would be nice to look at a photo of winter.  I took this photograph the day before I got the news about my Mammogram. A lovely soft snowy Sunday ...

Yellow Benches in Yellow Springs, Ohio

08/28/2016 19:42:00 PM

Summer in Yellow Springs Women's Park on the Little Miami Bike Trail

Red Bench at the Heard Museum Phoenix Arizona

08/27/2016 09:44:00 AM

Sculpture Garden in Heard Museum  The overall mission of the Heard Museum is to educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with emphasis on the peoples of the Southwest. The Heard Museum is ...

Before Breast Cancer and After Breast Cancer

08/26/2016 09:55:00 AM

Things change and for some it's dramatic,  for others it's more nuanced, sometimes for better sometimes for worse, but without a doubt cancer changes things. I can't talk for others, the dynamic of their lives and personalities are different. ...

Sunday Sundry in the Creative Mind of an Artist

08/21/2016 12:18:00 PM

It just never stops, that need to create even when it comes to the Sunday morning dishes and the irresistible sun shadows reflecting through the glass onto the kitchen counter. sun-dry various items not important enough to be mentioned ...

Getting Your Nose Stuck In a Book

08/14/2016 09:59:00 AM

Jafagirls Residency Notes: Week two and we were are not quite as exhausted. We are finding we have to rethink some of our public drop in project ideas after the flower making session is done as they seem rather ambitious given the time constraints ...

Telling a Compelling Story with a Camera and Spontanaeity

08/11/2016 10:27:00 AM

Instead of complaining when his 93-year-old mom moved in, he got his camera. The photos he took are haunting, playful, and breathtaking. I just think this is so beautiful and amazing, and what a way to share this precious time with his mum. You ...

Cloudporn Is A Thing

08/09/2016 14:17:00 PM

The new hashtag you should be following? #Cloudporn INSTAGRAM IS CHOCK-FULL of great travel photos. Even to the extent that there's so much that it can be hard to know exactly where to start. There are a number of great hashtags to start following, ...

Calm Studio Time vs NOT so Calm Studio Time

08/07/2016 14:18:00 PM

The Calm Place Jafabrit's Studio Well, ahem! okay studio is looking a wee bit messy BUT it's quiet, and it's the place I spend the most time in. I read here, or listen to bbc radio, or quietly create, or just sit/listen and center myself. ...

A Fairy Stone from England

08/04/2016 15:41:00 PM

One of the gifts I got from Chris and Karen for looking after their darling dog Betty was a Fairy Stone. They found it on a beach in the southeast coast and saved it just for me and I am chuffed as mintballs about it.  The Legend of the Holey ...

Dear Dog Diary: Ellis Pond Dreams of Home

08/03/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary My last entry of my doggie adventure First I meditate and then I do things, OHM! My dream came true I am HOME

Dear Dog Diary: Betty's Busy Afternoon Schedule

08/02/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Pester Lady with Stick√ pant! pant! pant! what ya doin'! what ya doing! pant! pant!  LOVE ME what ya doin' Walk to Glass Farm √ Not feeling the poo, fake it, get treat  √ Eat Dinner √ Kill the Monkey √ Hump ...

Dear Dog Diary: Betty's Busy Morning Schedule

08/01/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Walk to Glass Farm √ caught in rain exciting Must do poo to get treat √ Chase man in house around living room game √ Eat breakfast √ get tickled by woman in house √ chew bone √ REST for a BIT √

Betty's Dog Diary: Tickle Me

07/31/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Uh huh!  tickle me! tickle me! TICKLE ME!

Betty's Dog Diary: Bathtub Betty

07/30/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Bathtime, are you KIDDING ME! REEEEEEEEEEEly!  Like AGAIN!  I had one last week.

Betty's Dog Diary: I Slayed the Pink Dragon, Hear me Howl at the Moon

07/29/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary WhAAAAt!

Betty's Dog Diary: At the Computer

07/28/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Mrs.B is nice an' all and I can put up with Mr.B (he gives me snacks) BUT sniff! sniff! You better bring home a MEGA treat to make up for this. WUF!

Betty's Dog Diary: Mother makes a Mither

07/27/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Why does she keeping looking at my backside and going ewwwww! Let's Play

Betty's Dog Diary: The Sting

07/26/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Doggie Diary Mophead Hank isn't as tough as he thinks. Iv'e got all the balls. har! har! har! Want to chase chickens Want cuddles Want treats Want

Betty's Dog Diary: I am Bitch, Hear Me ROAR

07/25/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Dog Diary Betty visits Talitha Part One What the hell is that! smells like a dog BUT What the hell is that thing! It's a huge walking mop Candy lady keeps calling it Hank. I bark to keep it away from me.

Betty's Dog Diary: Corner Cone Treat

07/24/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Dog Diary ice headache! Itchy mitherin' arse! Chasies in garden with humans! It's a dogs life and proper reet good. Dam this itchy arse!

Betty's Dog Diary. OMG!

07/23/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Dog Diary  omg!omg!omg! mint mornin'. I got to ride with the lady that smells like Candy. Licked an ice cube at Dino's. Met a hairy man by a tree. Candy lady's mini me picked me up and cuddled me. Nice lady with glasses said I was cute. ...

Betty's Dog Diary: It's a Dog's Life

07/22/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Dog Diary Felt the wind in my fur and was  Queen of the World  wuf! Chewed a Bone Exhausted! Betty's Story

Betty"s Dog Diary: Bathtime for Betty

07/21/2016 03:00:00 AM

Dear Dog Diary  I don't understand why I need a bath and I don't trust Mr. B unless he is next to the fridge. I wagged my tail at him yesterday. Betty's Story

Betty's Dog Diary

07/20/2016 03:00:00 AM

Betty is a wire haired Patterdale Terrier, a rescue dog that was found lonely, hungry and tired, with half her fur missing a few months ago. She was lovingly fostered by Lavena and then adopted by Chris Wyatt and Karen Jane Russell. She has ...

Coloring Book Obsession: Not Here

07/19/2016 15:41:00 PM

Hey I am not knocking it, people enjoy them and it is good to de-stress BUT I go to the art mag section of book stores now and they have taken over.  The pros and cons of a coloring books obsession In fact, coloring books for all ages have ...

Getting to see the Real Van Gogh

07/18/2016 08:01:00 AM

I was lucky enough to see a huge exhibit of his work in Philadelphia Van Gogh:Face to Face in 2000. It was so inspiring.  BBC Arts - The real Van Gogh: A genius not driven by madness but crippled by it - BBC Was Van Gogh really mad? Did ...

Finding Solace in Art

07/15/2016 13:51:00 PM

I don't need to repeat the news, it's pretty awful/gruesome in so many ways in so many places and for so many people.  It's overwhelming. It's hard to know what to do, how to help, how to channel that anguish.  I feel like this Work ...

Peta Pixel and the Chorus of Whingers, Purists and Elitists

07/13/2016 14:56:00 PM

Prisma App Filter of Trashy Bird Without fail each story peta pixel puts out the whinging/purist/elitist comments start and I wonder if someone needs to send waaambulance. Unfortunately one has to sift through them to get the gems of thoughtful ...

Cecropia Silkmoth

07/06/2016 12:12:00 PM

photography by corrine bayraktaroglu I have never seen one of these before, let alone get a chance to see it up close. It was outside my garage this afternoon and thank goodness I had enough juice left in my phone and managed to get a few shots. ...

Spinning a Good Yarn in the Studio

07/03/2016 12:12:00 PM

No fanciful tales or stories here, no dear readers the truth is I am actually SPINNING yarn onto sticks with an ingenious transportable thingymajig my husband concocted with bits and bobs in the garage. He saw long it was taking me to wrap ...

Painting on Stones with Zig Posterman Markers is Fun and Easy

06/24/2016 20:08:00 PM

I have talked about these markers before, the colours are so lush and colours just gorgeous. They are pricey BUT they last a long time and are worth it. You can use them on just about any surface. I did give these stones a coat of varnish which ...

Getting Ready for a Six Week Artist Residency

06/22/2016 09:37:00 AM

with jafapal, Nancy Mellon, at the fabulous new Dayton Metro Library (Northwest Branch) and I am excited.  A Good Yarn: Learn about the fun art of Yarn Bombing - public art in unexpected ways and places - from the Jafagirls. ITI ...

Club Cancer: Litmus Test for Relationships

06/21/2016 07:06:00 AM

Part Two Believe it or not one of the saddest and unexpected side effects of a cancer diagnosis is the sudden disappearance of loved one's and people you thought were good/close friends.  For those who have faced this ugly surprise it can ...

How to Make an Ordinary Stone Special

06/20/2016 16:08:00 PM

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."  Pericles

Club Cancer: Last Treatment and the Role of Art in Lowering Stress

06/19/2016 12:18:00 PM

Part One Not a club anyone wants to be in and thank goodness I am no longer an active member but now relegated to associate member. My Last Radiaton Can you believe that the song playing in the radiation room on my last day of treatment was ...

Studio Notes in the Den of Jafabrit

06/02/2016 07:37:00 AM

I would share them but HAH I can't find them, my studio is a mess as per usual. My studio is like that movie Groundhog Day and it doesn't matter how much I clean it the next day it resets to chaos. However unlike my clothes closet you don't ...

Jewel Drop Mandala Stones and How to Paint Stones and Rocks

05/29/2016 20:26:00 PM

This is just so mesmerizing to watch and the artist has such control of the paint. Alas my process is not quite as mesmerizing or as neat. I did find another video where the artist uses various stylus heads to apply the dots (much easier) ...

Advanced Style and Ageism

05/25/2016 10:23:00 AM

I kept trying to figure out what it was about Advanced Style that was rubbing me the wrong way because it's not like I don't love the clothes/fashions (heck I still have my fashion scrapbooks from the 70's), they are fantastic. I love the blog ...

Zen Photography and Being with the Birds

05/24/2016 07:15:00 AM

"In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence"   Robert Lynd As I sit in the garden, with camera in hand, I watch and listen. I have come to understand the pecking order of our resident birds as they do their aerial ...

Bead Mosaic using Epoxy Putty Resin

05/23/2016 07:23:00 AM

On one of my daily radiation days my friend Karen came along and brought a magazine to read while waiting for me. The plan after treatment was to go thrifting and then a curry BUT there was something in the magazine that just got us drooling ...

Palm Trees in the Midwest

05/20/2016 14:26:00 PM

One of the things I am finding I need to do after Radiation Treatment in order NOT to cave in to fatigue, although at this point it isn't really too bad, is get out of the house. Not hard to do since I love walking and taking photographs. My ...

Plein Air Painting at Glass Farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio

05/15/2016 14:00:00 PM

I was going to say this is the first time I have gone Plein Air Painting, but actually the first time was in Annapolis, Maryland many many moons ago and it was a comical exercise. While my pal George, fag hanging from his lips, painted happily ...

Backroads USA and a Town Called Knockemstiff

05/09/2016 09:56:00 AM

On weekends my husband and I like to take drives on the beautiful backroads of Ohio and I spotted a town on the map called Knockemstiff. Isn't that just a GREAT name? Legend has it that a "woman asked how she could get her cheating husband to ...

Some Creative Tips to Help You or a Loved One Deal with Cancer

05/06/2016 14:24:00 PM

 I don't feel depressed or particularly fearful now, but  using my art is helping me cope with the daily ritual of having to go 5 days a week for radiation.  Since I am forced to do this ritualI figured I could add some fun daily rituals, ...

How to Get in the Zen or the Zone

04/25/2016 09:20:00 AM

Starting the day at the breakfast table with remnants of my birthday flowers helps. Practicing mindfulness seems to be a big business. Some believe you have to do meditation. ARG! meditation. NO THANKS!   How to Meditate at Any Time ...

How Zen Photography Can Save Your Life

04/22/2016 09:37:00 AM

I have no clue if there's such a term as "zen photography" per se but it's what I do.  About the closest I've found online relating to zen photography is a post by Eric Kim. Zen in the Art of Street Photography My good friend Nicholas ...

Birthday and Practicing Gratitude

04/21/2016 07:11:00 AM

I'm not sure I need to practice being grateful, I AM grateful every single day.  It's my birthday today and I celebrate not just my birthday but a birthday free of fear, a birthday with hope and a birthday filled with the loving joy of family ...

Exposing the Inner Cavewoman

04/13/2016 10:52:00 AM

This is the hypothesis by an Anthropologist at the University of Alabama of what happens when we stare at a flickering light. Perhaps I should sit by the firepit every night and feel that call. Perhaps it will help me get back into my ...

I am tit-anium

04/08/2016 07:57:00 AM

Sorry I just couldn't resist hyphenating titanium, but I see boobs everywhere nowadays. I saw these tree stumps while walking with a friend and we just laughed so much. A fellow Breast Cancer warrior sent me this video and it hit the nail on ...

Love Lies Bleeding at Artists & Makers Studio for National Crime Victim's Rights Week

04/07/2016 08:33:00 AM

In art, Chandra Levy's mother expresses her grief and endurance "This is a fractured mother," Susan Levy says. She points, then her art speaks for itself. In a gallery outside Washington, D.C., far from her Modesto, California, home, Levy has ...

studio updates: yarnbombing, embroidered butterfly, library residency and BOG ART

03/23/2016 08:44:00 AM

I had this weird notion that since the gallery that represented me had closed I would be slowing down in 2016 Oh my did I get that wrong, lol! Yarnbombing or boob bombing ;) Things are progressing slowly on the Breast Cancer Support ...

St. Patrick's Day Bear

03/17/2016 07:08:00 AM

Shamus O'Bear May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.

Yarnbombing for Breast Cancer Support

03/12/2016 15:12:00 PM

Knitted Boobs by Gary Pierson and Crochet Circles by Karen Jane Russell  YarnWrapped Harry Lauder Branch  by moi The weather is nice and my art pal, Nancy Mellon, and I are now able to get out and start putting together the many wonderful ...

A Wendy's Protest In Columbus Ohio

03/09/2016 02:00:00 AM

Our day in Columbus was not without a little adventure and social awareness, and this was a really LARGE group protesting along North High Street. Protesters target Wendy's over treatment of farmworkers COLUMBUS (WCMH/AP) - Hundreds of protesters ...

Basking In Female Creativity

03/08/2016 10:04:00 AM

This is one of the many ways to celebrate International Women's Day. 7 Ways To Celebrate International Women's Day March is National Women's History Month here in the U.S., but this Tuesday, March 8 is a global observance of women worldwide. ...

Photo Rights: Hey, you can't take a picture of this wall!

03/06/2016 16:39:00 PM

Last Sunday I was recovering from Surgery, and this Sunday I had some bloke telling me I couldn't take a photograph of a wall with graffiti on it in Columbus, Ohio. Oh the joy of just not giving a rat's backside, and enjoying the day, even ...

Lumpectomy: Beam Me Up I want OUTTA here

03/04/2016 14:09:00 PM

I was already pretty bruised up from the biopsy, so what's a bit more bruising eh! I don't know how other places prep their patients for a lumpectomy BUT at the Breast Center I was scanned, squished, prodded, numbed, plugged and wired. Nurse ...

This is for you SHITLUMP cancer

03/01/2016 13:35:00 PM

You got mud on your face You big disgrace Kickin' your can all over the place Singin' We will we will rock you We will we will rock you

Cancer and DeadPool

02/22/2016 15:06:00 PM

I SO got this statement by Sarah Beth Lowe in her article on Salon  "We see Wade pack up his bags and take one last loving look at his girl Vanessa, and he says, “The worst part about cancer isn’t what it does to you, but what it does to ...

Mr. Pickles Wins an Award

02/22/2016 14:08:00 PM

and I am chuffed as mintballs. Not only did "Mr.Pickles Goes Hunting" sell and going to a lovely home, but it was juried  Second Place at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member's Exhibit. Seriously what a blast. I got a beautiful ceramic ...

It's Still Life and Mr.Pickles Goes Hunting

02/14/2016 16:11:00 PM

 Nice to see Mr. Pickles getting much deserved attention wink! wink!  Yellow Springs Art Council: It's Still Life and thanks Pam Dillon, always a delight to talk to you, although we could barely talk for laughing.  ps. cover image is by ...

STOP stealing my photos

02/12/2016 11:57:00 AM

and yes I am going to use the word steal, because they took my images and are using them for profit,depriving me of any licencing,royalties,income from my OWN work. Twice I have caught the SAME people REPOSTING the same images that were taken ...

Lost Bear goes on Christmas Adventure part two

01/31/2016 16:30:00 PM

where were we, oh yes. Christmas morning and my son decided too surprise Lost Bear with a gift from Japan.   after dinner of course too much food and a bit too much sherry ;) It was a very Merry Christmas indeed. 

Lost Bear goes on a Christmas Adventure part one

01/18/2016 15:52:00 PM

and off to ARIZONA Well the travel arrangements were a bit packed, it being over the Christmas Holidays, and airlines now packing passengers in like sardines. Immediately bear found his tribe and felt right at home. He wasn't keen on ...

Call for Artists:Victims' Rights Exhibit

01/06/2016 12:03:00 PM

 I am thinking I may submit this butterfly piece along with a small painting I am currently working on. Here is the link below if  interested. Call for Entries - Finding My Own Voice

doodling passengers on a plane

01/01/2016 11:05:00 AM

On a four hour flight and on a break from reading I decided to do a quick sketch of a guy in front of me on the plane.  The fun thing about ipad drawing is that you can play with the image using a variety of filters. Before anybody bemoans ...

Lost Bear Pulls a Christmas Cracker

12/19/2015 12:28:00 PM

 and  wishes you all a very  Merry Christmas OR Happy Holidays The History of Christmas Crackers on whychristmas?com 50 Best Cracker Jokes

When Things Hurt it's Nice to Imagine

12/13/2015 14:16:00 PM

  Living Life in Peace LYRICS IMAGINE PEACE Yoko Ono  Facebook Page AND Instagram AND Twitter "IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, spread PEACE" Protesting for Peace Info

lost bear goes dotty over yayoi kusama

12/11/2015 09:30:00 AM

I have always loved and been intrigued by Yayoi Kusama's work and somehow it came up when having a brew with my brit pal, Karen Russell, who immediately volunteered to whip up a dotty dress for "lost bear". Whip up she did because an hour later ...

Little Bear Lost

12/06/2015 03:00:00 AM

He was all alone, ragged, hacky mucky, and ready to be loved to bits again. But first a bath   then on the washing line to dry. "There are few sadder sights than a wet bear hanging from a clothesline by it's ears. It says a lot for ...

At the Stroke of Midnight the Dolls would Dance

12/01/2015 10:54:00 AM

When I was little my Uncle David would visit or babysit and he would tell us bedtime stories or play tricks. He had me convinced that my dolls on the shelf above my bed played and danced while I slept. I would try to pretend I was asleep ...

Silence of the Dolls

11/29/2015 16:52:00 PM

A video posted by @jafabrit on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:12am PST

Santa Fe National Forest and In the Studio

11/17/2015 13:49:00 PM

10,000 feet and we came around the bend of the road and was greeted with this golden vista that took our breath away. We just stood and stared at the sun kissed aspens for 30 minutes in absolute silence. Santa Fe - Home Not a sound except ...

Baking Bread One Way or Another

11/07/2015 11:53:00 AM

This is one way in a Horno I was going to write about my trip to  New Mexico and baking bread at the Pueblo but this website really did a grand job so I hope you enjoy visiting and exploring their site. Pueblo Oven Bread Recipe Looking ...

Raindrops on an Autumn Day

10/28/2015 16:14:00 PM

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." Langston Hughes

Scottsdale Arizona and Why Photography Matters

10/25/2015 15:47:00 PM

Scottsdale Arizona April 2014 Why Photography Matters  I really liked the list in the link above but he missed a couple of things in the list, at least for me. The first is that the  process itself makes me an active observer.  The ...

Georgia O'Keefe and Abiquiu Village

10/21/2015 13:02:00 PM

Unfortunately visits to Georgia O'Keefe's home were fully booked BUT we did get to spend some time in Abiquiu Village. It wasn't hard to see why O'Keefe fell in love with New Mexico.  The  landscape around the village and play of light ...

Damien Hirst Original Limited Edition Lithograph

10/18/2015 11:16:00 AM

Don't know how the heck Damien managed that wink! wink! It even comes with a certificate of authenticity and ownership ahem! Recognize it yet? Oh! are you new here? CHECK THIS OUT BOO!

Amazing Buildings called Earthships in New Mexico

10/16/2015 15:36:00 PM

We were driving on route 64 heading towards Taos when I spied several unusual buildings and then came across this sign.  I have heard about earthships but never actually seen one so coming across this was a major treat. The buildings just ...