Still Assembling the Pieces

Another piece for the show. I will post a gallery of them once everything is delivered to the physical gallery.

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Mandala 52 of 100. This mandala is for the Dunya exhibit at Alhamra Art Center in Bernardsville, NJ, October 14, 2017- November 15, 2017.

DUNYA is a word common to many languages like Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Turkish. It has many layers of meanings. It can mean the ‘world’, the ‘earth’, the ‘society’ or ‘humankind’, the ‘mortal existence’.

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Guess Where I Was Yesterday!

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New York Botanical Gardens

Sorry for my absence of late from my blog and from all of yours. I’m continuing to have health challenges that limit my activity. I have to choose where to spend my energy and one of my best friends was in town this past weekend. Getting ready and having adventures with her took all that I had. I will be back later this week. I hope you have a beautiful day.

New Art Class Fun & WIP Update

Hello friends!

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RE introductionI’m taking a wonderful collage class about painting with paper and I’m loving it! I have already discovered some new toys and new interpretations of old ones. One of my old favorites is using parts of napkins to capture gratitude. Sometimes they are from specific events – such as these 2 funny ones from my Religious Education teacher training last weekend. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the 5th & 6th grade children and families from my Unitarian Fellowship.

I’m going to be doing more in my gratitude journal to experiment with ideas from this class. Yesterday I went to Michael’s to get my Eclipse Mandala framed for my October show and I bought a few fun things inspired by the class. None of them are in this art journal page layout because this is from the last week. Mandala 49 is almost done and this layout…

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Thursday Doors: Acorn Hall

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The other evening my husband and I were out gathering photos at the arboretum and he wanted to show me Acorn Hall. It wasn’t open, but we had a walk around the grounds. The weather was kind of stormy and the sky was gorgeous.

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It is a very attractive building and I hope to see the inside soon. I’m guessing there are some lovely doors inside, too.

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To see more photographs of doors and the stories behind them check out Norm 2.0.

Flower of the Day and Evening

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Last night and this morning I went to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and took pictures of leaves and flowers. I like to see what the difference in light does for the photo. I also took pictures of my hydrangeas. These flank my front door.

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Morning Hydrangea

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Evening Hydrangea

I like how different these look. To me, the top one is about the interaction between light and blooms and the bottom one is more about the textures of the flower. I hope you have a beautiful day.