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May Greetings!

I celebrated my 64th birthday on May 6.  I love feeling young by doing activities I love and sharing them with others.  I am excited this month to be telling you about the excellent papermaking workshop held last month, my trip to New York City, approaches to celebrating people and preserving family memories, and an update on ArtConnections, the newly formed artists' cooperative of which I am 25%.  Surely there is something for everyone this month... 

The birds are singing; flowers and trees are blooming!  It is a good time for an Open Studio - to demonstrate what I do and a little of how I do it, an exhibit on Art-O-Mat, and reflections on both past and future creative endeavors.  I invite you to read on and learn more!

OPEN STUDIO - Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1 - 5 pm

Come visit my studio and learn what goes into creating a book - from making paper for the text block, to marbling papers for accent or a cover, to designing/preparing a cover, to the final step of

The daffodils, lilies-of-the-valley, and tulip magnolia in my front yard are all in full bloom - spring has arrived early to North Carolina!  In this newsletter I am honoring the Romanian celebration of March 1, while inviting everyone to my spring open studio, sharing my recent creative activities, and celebrating new venues for art.  Come explore with me!

The following is excerpted from a blog I kept while living in Romania from Sept 2012 to July 2013.  You can find the full blog

What do you love?

Note that I said "what", not "whom" - This month, in honor of Valentine's Day, I want to talk about doing what I love, relationship love, and feeding the creative spirit as a form of self love.

I love books - whether creating, repairing, or reading.  I love being surrounded by creative people.  I am blessed to have found a group of women who enjoy creating and who are there to support one another.