Monthly Archives: December 2009

Postcard from Maine on a Blue Moon

In Maine, your fortitude is measured by how many winters you’ve endured here. On the day we arrived, in late December, the sun shone so strongly that we had to take our coats off while we were out for a … Continue reading

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Scents of Morocco

Rita Asch and Frank Magalhaes are partners in life, and have partnered in their artwork. From Jan. 8-Feb. 7, their partnership will extend to a shared exhibit at Gallery 14 in Hopewell. The couple traveled to Morocco in the fall … Continue reading

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Return to Plein Air

I can’t tell you exactly where this river scene is, but I know I have biked past it so many times, I feel in my heart it is a place I know as well as my backyard. “For the past … Continue reading

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To Grandmother’s House We’ll Go!

Actually, this holiday season, it’s to Grandson’s House we’ll go, bearing hand-made gifts in baskets, trudging through the snows of Maine in the snowshoes I’m hoping Santa will give me for Solstice. This painting, “Folk Couple” by Evelyn Domjan, is … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

I just received the latest edition of The Shoestring, a quaint little newsletter on yellow paper from Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth), the organization in Warwick, N.Y., founded by the late Dr. Frederick Franck. Franck wrote the classic book … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Season

It’s that time of the year again, and I have two words to say – bah, humbug. Call me Scrooge if you like, but every year I want to go far, far away for the holidays and not have to … Continue reading

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Dream House

As I’ve written about before on The Artful Blogger, I dream of living in Hopewell, in one of its magnificent Victorian houses on those tree-lined hilly streets. Photographer Martha Weintraub dreams of those Hopewell houses as well, and creates enhanced … Continue reading

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Less is More

Moments in Time, a collection of new mixed media works by Joy Barth, will be on view at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., Princeton, through Jan. 9. “My new work is a continued exploration of a singular moment in … Continue reading

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Small Gems

You can feel the heavy load these trucks carry as they trundle their way through the snow. Not just the literal load, of course, but the heavy industrial load weighing down on them from the towers behind. Even the house … Continue reading

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Like Eggs from Heaven Above

Toshiko Takaezu perfected the art of the closed form. At 87, she is still doing her remarkable thing: making pots, and churning out apprentices every year. This is the time of the year when she offers a studio show and … Continue reading

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