Last week my sister Carol who lives in Reading, Pa. posted pictures of some jelly and simple syrup she had made from violets she had foraged. I was intrigued by the idea of making the jelly so I asked her for the recipe. Although we are a few weeks behind PA in the season I knew we would soon have a lot of violets in … Continue reading Violets and the beginning of an artistic journey into natural color.
This weekend Dan and I went to get another couple of buckets of ramps before the season is over and they flower. After the rain last week and along with the couple of warm sunny days I couldn’t wait to see what else was coming up. I was thrilled to see all the bits of color peeking out, the violets were opened in full force … Continue reading The Woods in Spring #3
April 20, 2010 This beauty is called a Fairy Spud. It’s so tiny but actually very visible in the woods right now, the dead leaves are a perfect backdrop that enables the eye to catch the color from above. A good lesson to remember for when I am painting, “it doesn’t take much”. There were some new things that popped up in the past few … Continue reading More notes from the woods.
Dan and I went for a hike up into the woods where he forages for ramps every year. I really wanted to see what else was popping up along with the ramps. Here’s what we found. I can identify a few of them but I am not quite sure if the small white one in the 6th pic is an Anemone. I really love the … Continue reading Finding Spring Treasures in the Woods
Yesterday I went to a seminar held at The Surrogate Courthouse in downtown NYC. I have never been in this particular building, I arrived like most ny’ers rushing in and having to put my heavy coat, bags and cellphone in the bins to go through security. I rushed to the elevator and went to the second floor to get to the meeting. It was a … Continue reading Secret treasures behind the revolving door.
I live with a very talented Chef and in our years together I have learned that cooking to him is as much of a creative process as painting is to me. Chef Dan Spitz has been feeding me glorious food for over a decade. These are some photos of what he has treated me to in 2018. Yes, you can be jealous. Continue reading Food Glorious Food
It never fails, the soft sounds and lightness of being at the beach have an incredible way of softening me inside so that all the restlessness, crazy-head thoughts, and anxiousness slip away. I turn into a cooked noodle sliding around for a few days in a complete fog wanting to sleep and eat and sleep again. Then I awake and start looking for the … Continue reading The Beach
I am so happy to see all my wonderful flowers flourish this summer even though it’s been so dry and hot here. These photos will be a good reference for me in the dead of winter. Continue reading Summer Colors
I smiled as I smelled the scent of the lilacs every time I walked outside. It is so intoxicating. I hoped it would permeate the laundry on the line. Continue reading Lilacs, laundry and …
meowing at the moon Continue reading A Birthday Card for my Sister