My children’s picture book, Bee Wars, will be published later this month. Like my other children’s books, A Gift at the Door and Bully Pie, I use photographs translated into cartoon-like images. The lovely tire horse (pictured above) has a cameo in several scenes in Bee Wars.
The swing holds special memories. My sister, Karen Bowman, first bought the swing for my parents who lived on a farm in Kansas. Grandchildren, cousins, and an occasional adult would ride this beauty in their side yard. A yard, I must say, that would put most parks to shame. When my parents passed, my sister graciously gifted the much-loved swing to my husband and me for our grandchildren. Although Karen is no longer with us, her gift of joy for the next generation flows through the memories of my grandchildren.
“Hurray, road trip!” she exclaimed, “I’ve got the map, I shoddy the front seat”. “Hold on,” he replied “curb your enthusiasm, so we get there in one piece” as he applied the breaks. Inspired by a recent holiday with the mister. This is how it goes down for us. The ephemera : Ledger page for 1901; […]
Jane Castelan Buccola and Robert Fox collaborated for Lunaria’s Spring Show. Buccola, with her bold pastels, oils, and acrylic flowers looked lovely with Fox’s glass flowers.
“First Friday’s” at the Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon USA, was a big success as you can see from the smiles on the two artists featured. Other artists were there and the entire gallery was decked out with samples of each artist’s work.
I was amazed by how beautiful the show was laid out with paintings and flowers sharing colors.
Love the driftwood used to show off a grouping of the flowers. I was able to bring my favorite home, which is now hanging on our wall.
(Full disclosure, my husband is the glass artist. )
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain