Not too long ago (June, to be exact), my friend Mary Faino and I released a book through her small press, Paper Mermaid Press. It's called A Day in Rockport, and highlights some of the gems, hidden and otherwise, of this coastal New England village. Mary illustrated the book and I wrote the text. It … Continue reading A Book Party!
Bear with me here, because we're about to go on a wild ride through the field of Women's Studies. Not exactly the usual fodder for this blog. Actually, it's not that the ride is wild so much as it is complicated by a thicket of various historical figures of local importance and beyond, who are … Continue reading Woman to Woman: a Dinner in Honor of the Sargent House
The fact is: most of us will enter and leave this world without making much of a mark beyond the circle of our immediate friends and family. In light of this, it is startling to drive to a nondescript street in Springfield, Ohio -- the city where my brother lives with his family -- and … Continue reading Obsessions: One Rock at a Time
Look at what I found at a yard sale a few weeks ago: someone took the time to carefully cut up postage stamps, most of them cancelled 20 and 22-cent stamps, and arrange them by color to create a collage of a visit to a park, ca. 1910. I made up the circa, but if … Continue reading Favorite Finds: Handmade Stamp Collage
We're up and running through May 13th at the Tusinski Gallery, 2 Main Street in Rockport. Karen Tusinski, the artist-owner at the gallery, hosts a show every April in conjunction with Earth Day, and this year she opened her space up to The Roving Home. Our pieces are a great fit with the idea behind … Continue reading The Pop-up Shop is Open!
Having experienced the strange annihilation of a house fire, the work of artist Valerie Hegarty in this show at Guild & Greyshkul really resonates. The weird negative space left after a fire -- suddenly there is no there there -- is only compounded by encountering the bits that are left, many of them altered into … Continue reading Resources: Glorious Destruction