Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Back in February I was missing the warm weather, and the daffodils. The other day the daffodils emerged from the snow, and while a bit sad looking right now, they are definitely green, and will soon have those wonderful bright yellow flowers lining the sidewalk and brightening our days and the days of the neighbors. Thank you for the continuing process of life!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Art Critic in the booth?

Sorry for the delay in entries if anyone out there is checking regularly. We've been on the road from Atlanta to home (about 36 hours) and now we're in Marlborough, MA. ---- near Boston. Didn't sell much today because of a bit of snow, that the weather folks turned into a huge event like they love to do..... job security question I think. Job security for them, and job insecurity for us because when everyone stays home, our sales, and our ability to pay the mortgage suffer.

It did give us time to notice the visitor above, and to have time to get a pretty good picture. Had we been busy, our visitor probably would have bothered somebody, and we would have needed to move him/her sooner. Below is a pic as we first noticed him/her - in my earlier entomologist days I could have told you which. I moved the spiral to a better spot for the above pic.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Probably not the ultimate oddity???

I love odd things..... here is Cheryl standing in front of a picture of a store. The Cumberland Mall in Atlanta, GA. ---- remodeling a store. The "covering" over the work area is a picture of three stores! The t-shirt over Cheryl's left shoulder says - Detroit. That is where she is from? Also note the folks walking by in t-shirts.... it is March, and back home it is 15 degrees with lots of snow on the ground!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

These kids rock!

Pretty much nothing compares to seeing kids do something really great! The only thing I can think of that would make it even better is having your nephew be part of it. Last night I had the pleasure of seeing a group of 5th through 8th graders put on the School House Rock musical at the Wayland Cohocton Middle School. They had fun doing it, they did a really good job, and they made all of the audience - their parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and neighbors - have a fun time too! That is my nephew Wyatt, in the middle with the black suit and red sash! (kind of hard to get a great shot in those lighting conditions)

My thanks to Wyatt, to all the other kids, and especially to the teachers, staff, parents, sponsors, etc. who helped those kids put on a terrific show, and make that about the best $5 I ever spent!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Creative use of materials

Another use of our spirals! And some Art Start! Liberty Montessori Preschool in Philadelphia used some of our spirals and miscellaneous Art Start parts as part of a mural for the wall! We just love knowing that our work brightens so many lives! That's Ms. Madelynn, the newest teacher. Thanks to Monica Wright for sending along this picture!

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Just a quick note - Cheryl packed up the Generations show today, and by all measures it was a great success. The 1570 Gallery director - Jean Pope Boyle - was very pleased. Attendance and sales were both very good. Quite a few pieces sold, making it a financial success for them, plus in addition to their regulars, the opening was well attended, and there was a rush of folks after the appearance of the newspaper article. The article is shown below - February 23rd. All the artists seemed pleased. All were happy with the chance for their work to be seen, and those who sold work were of course even more pleased! And of course Cheryl and I are very happy that all the effort that was put in - mostly by Cheryl - was worthwhile! A big THANK YOU to Jean, to all the artists, and the all the folks who made a point of coming to see the show!