Friday, December 31, 2010

Tabula Rasa

I can't believe a new year is upon us! 
As I look around this wintry, dormant landscape, 

I see a blank slate, a place to start, a beginning,
and it's just waiting to come alive. 
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Merry

Merry Christmas to all!

And to all a good night!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Candy canes. Sweet treats. Tis the season. 
It's my Christmas baking extravaganza!
I'm making peppermint bark, date pinwheels,
hazelnut cocoa coins, shortbread walnuts and gingerbread.
Every year I divide everything in two and trade cookies with my
dear friend Shelby, who is also baking as we speak.
I must say we turn out a pretty fine collection every year
and I can't wait until we exchange!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


A new covey in my shop this weekend.
A most peculiar flock.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Golden Gate

I was in the San Francisco bay area for a few days this past week.
We were celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday!
She was truly delighted to have her family with her for the occasion.

I did have a moment to stop at the SFMOMA and 
peek at the 75th Anniversary Show.
This installation by Barry McGee was so striking!

I read this fascinating article on the SFMOMA blog about 
the conservation and installation challenges that museums 
face when dealing with contemporary art such as this piece.

And it wouldn't be a San Francisco trip without 
the scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, 
climbing up the long and winding roads
to my grandmother's house.