Decorative Lettering

Writing and enjoying letters, as in the actual alphabet, has an appeal to many people. This manifests itself by our interest in calligraphy, our amazement regarding illuminated manuscript letters, and even our attachment to those iconic typefaces we have come to know such as the ones in Harper’s, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker (plusContinue reading “Decorative Lettering”

Literacy Wish List

Hello all ! Every so often, my daughter and her colleagues assemble a wish list for books so they can provide reading materials to their students in Baltimore City. There is no public library that is easily accessible to the families that live in this community. This year, they have a particular need for booksContinue reading “Literacy Wish List”

Paper Quilt Sketchbook – Source material

Continuing with my project of small scale collage paper quilts inspired by the Gees Bend quilters, I wanted to show one in particular that I made a few days ago along with the source materials. As I mentioned in the last post on this series, I was not using the sketch book pages opposite ofContinue reading “Paper Quilt Sketchbook – Source material”

Drawing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook

Not long ago I wrote about making small scale collage paper quilts inspired by the Gees Bend quilters. I am still working on these collages but decided my experience with these designs would be greatly enhanced if I also made drawings of the tiny paper quilts. I was not using the sketch book pages oppositeContinue reading “Drawing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook”

What’s In a Name??

As I have written about in the past, I currently work in an herbarium. For a very long time, I mounted botanical specimens. Now we are pretty caught up on that and I am delving into other tasks that surround collections. One of the things I work on fairly regularly is looking up current taxonomy.Continue reading “What’s In a Name??”

Story Time with Mom

Not long ago, I was thinking about a short story my friend Claudia wrote about a train ride she took to see her son in Pittsburgh. The reason I was thinking about this story is because I remember reading it to my mother on a visit to her when she was living with my sister.Continue reading “Story Time with Mom”