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COVID Coping: Making Art with Mother Nature

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”― Mary Oliver In early April, I wondered what I could do to keep myself from losing my mind during lockdown. I rustled through the file cabinet of memory to find something that could serve me now. For many years I made mosaic art. … Continue reading


Dropping Weight: Notes on My Great Art Giveaway

In the midst of my KonMari decluttering, I wondered what to do with some of my mosaic art. Diverse pieces created between 2007 and 2012 had not sold when I actively engaged with this medium. During those years, I designed and maintained a website and a Facebook page. I served as vice president of a mosaic art group, … Continue reading

When Things Come to An End. Finally.

Recently, I did something that my earlier self would have considered unthinkable. I left the last of my stash of designer beads, worth more than one thousand dollars, for consignment at a local bead shop. I left them without an inventory sheet or suggested prices. I left them because, finally, I was done. Done working with beads, done … Continue reading

Common Denominator: Moshe Feldenkrais and Gertrude Stein

  “Let me listen to me and not to them” – Gertrude Stein “The object of this learning is to remove outside authority from your inner life” – Moshe Feldenkrais Friends invited me to a “Night of Gertrude Stein” at a bookstore the other evening. I knew little about her poetry, save for the oft-quoted … Continue reading

“Feldenkrais Illustrated” by Tiffany Sankary: Refreshing, Engaging, Compelling

When learning, do not have any intention of being correct; do not act well or nicely, do not hurry, as this creates confusion – Moshe Feldenkrais The Feldenkrais Method fosters and celebrates choice, so it’s wonderful to have two new introductions for those who wish to learn more or supplement their libraries. Feldenkrais Illustrated: The Art of Learning, … Continue reading

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