Wednesday, May 18, 2016

every picture tells a story

It was a great day for people-watching at the NC Museum of Art on Sunday. I took this photo in a room where the entire collection of original art for the book “Island Boy” was displayed. Barbara Cooney’s (who also illustrated Ox-Cart Man) work was completely charming and it was awesome that the art, from dust cover to end page, was there. The whole story was painted directly onto the walls above and below each framed page. When Dave & I walked into the small room we saw this family holding each other and slowly moving from piece to piece, while the woman on the far right read the story aloud. From their reaction at the end of the story, not to mention how close they were holding each other, this was a really special time for them. We stood quietly on the other side of the room so we wouldn’t disturb them. Really sweet.

Monday, May 9, 2016

let the fun begin!

Warm weather has arrived, and that means more time spent outdoors. Let the fun begin!
 




Friday, May 6, 2016

oh, that sweet magnolia

When my kids were small we planted a magnolia tree in the backyard, to honor them and to literally put down roots in our (then) new home.  It's grown quite tall now and every year, the tree gifts us with magnificent blooms. I head outside with my camera, and remember...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

when women waken

Pretty pleased and honored to be approached by the publisher of the international women artists journal, "When Women Waken". They wanted this photo for their print & digital editions and of course, I said absolutely! (Btw, my DIL gave me these flowers. Thanks Janice!)