dear mom

“You are evidence of your mother’s strength, especially if you are rebellious.” – Criss Jami dear mom, I have conversations with you in my head: while doing dishes, while driving, and occasionally in… Continue reading

when in rome

oh boston, you do my heart a world of good. i walk in the steps of childhood here. hand in hand with the spirit and memory of my mother or grandmother. they are… Continue reading

the nine year change

you were born during a flood. that’s how you’ve always described it, and that’s what is true. we are far from your birthplace now but it lives inside us both. and we know… Continue reading

art opening

Next Friday is the art opening at Nahcotta Gallery for the Enormous Tiny Art show! I’m thrilled to have my tintypes represented there and honestly, I find it rather surreal (and very humbling).… Continue reading

Enormous Tiny Art

i’m beyond thrilled to share some exciting news! a handful of my ferrotypes will be represented by Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH for the Enormous Tiny Art Show (winter #15). as you may… Continue reading

circular breathing

i was trained as a symphony clarinetist. part of that defines a whole lot of who i am. a mentor of mine was known for his skills in circular breathing. being able to… Continue reading

the missing

we have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton things go missing: gloves, mittens, hats, money, memories. typically they turn up with… Continue reading

it’s a giveaway!

we are excited to share this giveaway today! we are offering a spot in our upcoming 52 of YOU :: 2014 class! just hop on over to Mortal Muses  to read about the… Continue reading

52 of YOU :: 2014

gifts are blessings. they are smiles bestowed on you from thrift store gods. gifts are abundance from the garden or sweets from the bakery. gifts are belly laughs with friends and tickle fights… Continue reading

life as it is

  a scene from our evening. mellow moods and bedtime lighting with a hint of serenade mixed with pine trees and kitty purrs.  a blip, a blink, a moment frozen in time just… Continue reading