Monday, July 24, 2017


In late Spring or early Summer I made my first trip to Chicago! Hard to believe that in my years as a costume designer that I never did a show there, so it was time for a visit. Here are a some pictures from a really great trip with excellent weather. My first stop was the Art Institute of Chicago, where I spent the day. What an accessible museum, full of wonders, but not exhausting, as my local Metropolitan Museum of Art can be. More pictures to come....

Kite flying on Lake Michigan
Art Institute of Chicago favorites

                                                                  Chicago River

                                             View of Lake Michigan from my hotel room

Lyric Opera of Chicago lobby, where I saw "My Fair Lady"

The Crown Fountain, featuring faces of Chicagoans

                                A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, by Seurat
                                            nice to catch the end of a school group lecture

Can't resist jousting knights, at the Art Institute

The Bean, after a full day at the Art Institute. So tired!

The Pier, at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, for a fantastic "Shakespeare In Love"

Blue Chicago, an atmospheric jazz club downtown

River boat tour, sunset moment - was it The Rapture?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


It's been a really long time since I've posted anything on this blog - since last fall. Between all of the social media I feel obligated to participate in, real life, work and the news, I am stretched a bit thin. But one thing that has kept me going is activism against this terrible new president and his life-denying Oval Office and Cabinet appointees. I was never much interested in politics, but all of that has changed. I went down to Washington DC in January for the March, and that was only the beginning of a wave that I hope keeps on rolling.

I started small sideline of "resistance" jewelry and have to admit that there is no shortage of inspiration. I've been selling at local markets and shows here and there and have had some great responses to my pieces. I don't know how long or National Nightmare will continue, but even when we finally have the right people running our country, political life and the process as we have known it has been changed forever. We, the People have been shaken out of our torpor and are paying attention to what is wrong politically and are working to fix it. There is much to do, and who knows how successful we will be, but we are doing it!

Keep holding your local and national politicians' feet to the fire, keep asking questions, challenging, being insistent and above all, Nasty, Resistant and Persistent!