my Bat Mitzvah speech to my daughter

  Most people fall into categories to define who they are. I believe it is my nature to try to simplify my life by putting labels on things and on people. I tried to do so with you. When you were 2, I once watched you stack your wooden blocks into towers, red up, animals…

i’d like to introduce you to fibromyalgia

During our spring break, I made a promise to myself that I would use different parts of my body. I would give my right side, arm & back, a rest from blogging. I would give my physical therapist a break from having to place my vertebrae back in their proper places every. single. Friday. morning….

Cairn terrier made of glitter

my daughter made this for her Uncle. She found a silhouette drawing of a Cairn Terrier, printed it on card stock & cut him out to use as a stencil on matt board. She then cut him out of matt board. She then took Martha Stewart glitter & Mod Podge & painted & sprinkled her…

rock, paper, scissors & glass

her media choices are ever changing, her style changes as does the seasons. My mother finds an art form & takes it every direction she cares to, until she stumbles onto another. Her studio table, today, is covered in glass- bright, colorful & sharp. All waiting to be assembled. On her shelves, sit her origami…

yellow stands

my daughter’s family birthday party was yesterday. I bought two bouquets at Whole Foods (great prepackaged flowers less then Publix!) & my dog & I went outside for what was left in my yard. I took the bouquets apart & mixed them up in my very small vases & I had 10 vases to scatter…

wonderful gift idea for Grandparents…or anyone

I wrote these words on card stock & gave them to the children to color.  I gave ‘We’ to my youngest because it has the fewest letters, therefor less effort required.  My oldest daughter, she had to color both, ‘Grandpa & Bubbe’ & ‘Nana & Giddy’ for both sets of grandparents (Bubbe is for a…

my watercolor motorcycle

whenever i paint something for me, i always forget to photograph it, then remember to do so only after its been framed. i still have this motorcycle. i grew up riding on the back of my father’s & my grandfather’s bikes. i don’t have one & will never get on another. the magic they hold…

Most Americans came from somewhere…

Almost all of us are descended from immigrants. The people who believe themselves entitled to this country & have nothing to prove to anyone, are the people who make us fall behind the rest of the world, in education, health, pride in making our stuff.  People have always been wary of strangers, every generation hated…