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The Clearest Way

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Please join me this Friday June, 1 at Groveland Gallery for the opening of The Clearest Way.  

Clara Ueland and Abigail Woods Anderson have both made beautiful work and I can’t wait to see how the lovely and talented ladies at the gallery put all of our work together.
Cynthia Levine is a fiscal year 2012 […]

Behind the Scenes

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I recently received an unexpected package in the mail.   Enclosed was a really nice note and a few cards with this image:

It was 3 years ago, just about this time of year, that Kat Moser made this beautiful image of hair and shadows on my back.  

She wrote to let me know of all […]


Friday, January 27th, 2012

“Capco” 2009
Thanks to the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, amongst other things, Northern Clay Center hosts visiting artists who come and work in a nice and sunny (but chilly) studio and mix up the surroundings.  David Allyn is here in Minneapolis, in residence at NCC for 3 months and it seems like he is […]

Ode to Eve

Monday, January 9th, 2012


Last week Eve Arnold died.  When I heard the news, and learned that she made it well into her 99th year of life, there was indeed some sadness at her passing.  But there was much more appreciation and admiration for her work, and her life, and her life’s work.  In an interview with the BBC […]

2012 as a Splendid Torch

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

For the first post of 2012, I share a quote from Irish play write George Bernard Shaw 

“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and […]

Help from my friends

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Last Monday, our Last Minute Market came off with out a hitch.  I think we were all pleasantly surprised at how smoothly and serenely the night passed by.

Thank goodness Jen took pictures, because as usual, I was running a bit behind schedule.  This is me still setting up as our first patrons began to arrive.

Since […]

Last Minute Handmade Gift Market 12-19-11

Friday, December 16th, 2011

It was only one short month ago that the seed was planted for this pop-up shop, and it has been great to collaborate and pull this all together!  Martha, Eireann, Jen, Julia myself all have different strengths to bring to the table, and what at first seemed to be possibly kind of crazy, has […]

Go See Doug

Friday, December 9th, 2011

It is the time of year when nights and days are full of socials and many to-do’s .  It is almost impossible to fit it all in.  One thing that you might really enjoy making time for is going to Doug Beasley’s festive open studio this weekend.  Here are the details:  2370 Hendon Ave (enter […]


Friday, December 2nd, 2011

I’m thinking a lot about necklaces lately. 

So it was a real treat to see this beauty made by Kay Sekimachi on this inspirational, and possibly my new favorite, blog.  Last year, American Craft did a really nice piece on K.S.  Even if you don’t read it here, go for a quick look at the images.
This video, […]


Thursday, November 24th, 2011

This tiny slice of sunlight lighting up my apples made me happy this morning for even the simplest of bounties in my life.

May your day be filled with gratitude that lingers and spreads.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Planning and Preparing

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Amidst holiday meal planning prep I came across this:

Falcon Enamelware

I love the bright and shiny nostalgia of the simple forms.

I find the tumblers to be particularly charming.
Now for the question….Are you sticking to tradition for the big meal of gratitude or are you trying something new?  If it’s something new, do you do a practice run, […]


Monday, November 7th, 2011

A last minute change in plans brought me to New York last weekend when I had thought I would be going to Los Angeles.  The visit was full of emotions as my paternal grandmother was preparing to leave the life she had known for 97 years.  I am so glad that I got to spend […]

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A small package sat on the dining room table for days before I realized it was addressed to me and not to my sweetheart who loves to acquire things online and have them come to our door.  I opened it up and found this little gem.

How nice and not fall/wintery is the bright green of […]

Art in the World

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Does it always feel a bit weird when we start to do something new?

I have recently started to tweet, and it feels a bit weird.  Kind of like when Facebook was new and I hadn’t quite figured out yet how to make the best use of it (if I ever will).  So, I am mostly […]

Opening and Ongoing

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Minneapolis has some great photos to visit tonight or in the next couple of weeks.

The opening for, ‘Where in the World?’ is tonight at the Minneapolis Photo Center from 7 to 10 pm.  I really enjoyed reading juror Toby Kemps Statement About the Exhibit.  He acknowledged that with all of the advancements in photographic technology […]

A Prize Well Won

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Image via Huffington Post
The Nobel Prize in Physics was announced today.  Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess get to share the honor for their amazing research which shows that the universe is expanding.

Phenomenal and awesome are some words that come to mind.  And the fact that our universe is growing larger as I type […]


Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Late Minoan Octopus Jar
I saw and touched some amazing pots this weekend (which I promise to post about that later), but for a quick Sunday night post I thought I would share this smart video that my sweetheart showed me yesterday afternoon (thanks  Science Friday).  It is truly astounding.  Breathtaking at moments.  And easily worth […]


Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Labor Day has come and gone, the light of the sun is more orange, the kiddies are back at school, and Minnesotans are no longer spending every weekend “up North” at the cabin (in theory anyway).  So that means there is some stiff competition for those precious few days of bliss.  This weekend, Friday in […]