Montana's Magic Rabbit

Montana's Magic Rabbit

Every now and then I talk about the "magic of making something" and the joy it brings. This especially holds true when creating a spontaneous gift and this project was no exception. Well, actually, it totally was. Exceptional, that is.

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At long last, spring!

At long last, spring!

Despite the fact that it was snowing earlier this week, spring is here!
Mother Nature just needs to catch up with the calendar.  

Changing seasons bring defined elements for creative inspiration. When the weather warms up and evening light lingers, I start to think about fresh decorating ideas,

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The Flying Bunny

The Flying Bunny

My son, Montana, is an illustrative artist and my daughter, Laura, a poet. Not too long ago they collaborated on a work entitled:  Bunny Business.

Montana spent the summer of 2010 on the coast of Maine. He combed the beach, gallivanted with Travis, his best friend, and filled a large pad of fine paper with drawings. Toward summer's end, he returned to New York, settled in Brooklyn and engaged Laura to write about his newest collection.

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Felt, Sequins and a Flying Bunny

Felt, Sequins and a Flying Bunny

During the 2013 holiday season I traveled to Maine to visit family on three different occasions. This is significant because I live in New York and the drive to Maine is not a short one! Worth every stretch of highway and ensuing fatigue, each trip served up a different kind of fun. 

 

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Laura's Little Doll

Laura's Little Doll

Like my mother and me before us, my daughter and I sewed together when she was quite young. Lucky for me, one of Laura's favorite tasks was to stuff the arms and legs of the soft dolls and animals I made. She used our favorite tool for this - an ice tea spoon - and always did a great job. 

One day, though, Laura wanted to make her own doll, no stuffing required!

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