Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - The Wreck of the SS Ethie

During a storm, in December 1919, the SS Ethie, a coastal trader, powered by both steam and sail, was wrecked on the west coast of Newfoundland. The snowy winds reached hurricane force and ice formed on the ship making it top heavy. All passengers and crew were saved by the actions of Captain English, his crew, the citizens of Martin's Point and a dog.

Little is left after 91 years but I took photos of some of the debris. The first photo is Martin's Point. The full story may be found at The Wreck of the S. S. Ethie.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Ornaments from My Tree - From Mom's First Tree

My Mom and Grandma always told me that this ornament was on my Mom's first tree when she was a baby. Looking back, and knowing how tight money was at the time, I have often wondered if this hadn't been on either Grandma or Grandpa's tree before then. I wish I had asked but I was so enthralled at having an ornament "as old as Mom", that it didn't occur to me to ask more about it when I could have. It's at least 96 years old.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday Snap

The man is my husband; the dog is Loafie. Two great minds with a single thought: what's for lunch?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Milford Sound

I was lucky enough to be able to go to New Zealand in January of 2001. I recently did this pastel from one of the photographs I took at Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park on the South Island. The picture was taken from the head of the fjord. If you have to chance to visit, do yourself a favor and go.

Milford Sound was created with soft pastels on sanded paper. The finished size is 9" by 12".


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Ornaments from My Tree - The Oldest

This little paper girl on a swing was on my paternal Grandmother's tree when she was a child. It dates from about 1890.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The LICG Fiber Group

Saturday morning the Fiber Group of the Long Island Craft Guild met. We did a show and tell to get acquainted with each other. Just a few photos of some of the items shown.

Painted Silk by Louise Sharakan

Fabric Collage by Louise Sharakan

Knit and Felted Sculpture by Sally Shore

In progress - Figure Crocheted from Plastic Bags by Barbara Karyo

Purses Crocheted from Plastic Bags by Barbara Karyo

Hand Dyed Cotton

Fiber Collage by Glenice Opatow

Hand Woven and Dyed Ikat scarf by Sandra Fishman

Knit and Felted Bags by Susanne Yellin

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Snap

This is a fishing boat leaving Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland at twilight. I left my mooseburger and ran out of the restaurant to take the picture.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I won a Newcomers Award for this pastel still-life, "Harvest", at the Village Art Club Autumn 2010 Exhibition. It's 9 x 12 inches and was done on Colorfix Paper using mostly soft pastels.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau