Did Someone Really Buy These Ladies?

And then today….I rediscovered this photo which reminds me of my days as an artist??? when I would create and sell soft sculptures at art shows throughout the country.  Having no art background and teaching myself (like now, learning how to make  this website), I could not believe the respect and awards and money I received.  I felt like an imposter!

In the early 1990’s I turned to real estate sales for income.  The artwork had become so isolating I needed to be with “real” people again.

However, the moral of the story for me is that I loved the “high” of the creative process and the wonderful characters I met along the way.

Father John Misty

                 I enjoyed an “artist’s date” with Father John Misty today, as I carefully removed the shrink wrap from the vinyl (hot off the press) album I LOVE YOU HONEYBEAR, studied for a moment the album cover, opened the gatefold to reveal pop-ups and music (like a greeting card, only much better), removed the colorful records, and played them each side on my record player.  My favorite song remains “Bored in the U.S.A”, as performed on the Letterman show.  Very original, very interesting….




In 2002 we visited Lourdes, a small town in France, where we experienced the sacred grotto and bought holy water that is said to have healing powers.

And then today, in my quest to “simplify, simplify, simplify” I came across this last small bottle, bought some tiny glass vials at Michaels, filled them half full (a little drop will do you) and am now gifting them to friends like Patty & Kim & Tim & my sister, Jeannine, who need it.  Researching on the internet I discovered all kinds of miracle stories but I also found that “Saint Bernadette herself said that the water had no healing properties, but that people were healed by their faith and prayers”.   So let’s keep believing and praying….