Archive for 2017

New Boules, and Musée Rodin

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

One of J’s goals on this trip: to visit OBUT, where the pros shop.

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À la Recherche de l’Oeuf Perdu (de Paul Arzens)

Friday, June 9th, 2017

It is not an actual egg we seek, but the electric car built by Paul Arzens during WWII that he showed us when we were living in Paris in the late 70s.

The Courtyard, and Beyond

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Ideal day: begin with this view at breakfast, then wander the streets.

Paris, Pigeon, Poutres apparentes

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The best of all places to begin a Paris sojourn: on a bench in the Jardin du Luxembourg. (But maybe without suitcases.)

Romance in France

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Off to France (where my husband and I spent our honeymoon) to celebrate a Major Wedding Anniversary.

Bravo les Français

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Ils ont été plus sages que les Américains.

 

Darcy

Celeste

Uncle Mike

Maurice Sendak

May Baskets

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Happy May Day, everyone.

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Mary

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Josiah

This Fight is Our Fight

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The amazing and inspiring (and very funny) Elizabeth Warren reading from her new book, This Fight Is Our Fight, and answering questions from a packed house at Politics & Prose’s Sixth and I event on Monday. Thank goodness there are at least a few members of Congress who are intelligent, well-informed, straightforward, and genuinely concerned about the welfare of ordinary human beings.

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Loveliest of Trees

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

I am experimenting with the eBay auction as a venue for my paintings, and I am beginning with “Cherry Blossoms,” a seasonally appropriate work. It begins tonight and ends April 2nd. (You can find it here.) And with this painting I include my favorite cherry blossom poem, from A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad.

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Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

–A.E. Housman

Waldorf Early Childhood Reader

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Here, one of the graphic design & illustration projects that have been occupying me over the past few months. Recently released, Waldorf Early Childhood Education: An Introductory Reader (edited by Shannon Honigblum) is a wonderful collection, by 30 different authors, of essays related to the education of the young child: practical activities and the power of play; development of language, thinking, consciousness, and the will; music and circle time; the stages of early childhood; the history and essentials of Waldorf education. You can learn more on the WECAN website.

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