Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I spent my 20's & 30's in Southern California. Then I moved "back home" to Ohio. For a while, I've been in the process of "taking back" stuff my Mother was kind enough to store in her barn. It's a lot of stuff... old paintings, books, some furniture & old schoolwork.

The (real) leaf to your left was part of a book report I did in ninth grade, entitled: "Trees That Grow in NE Ohio." It's one leaf among over a dozen included in my fabulous (B+!) report. Not to toot my own horn, but I was METICULOUS about finding the most spectacular leaves and flattening them to absolute perfection. I'm throwing most of my old stuff out, this report with the leaves, I kept.

So fast forward to yesterday. I'm doing pottery design for a company in California. I submit a bunch of designs with earthy warm colors and ROSES. The art director replies, she loves the colors, but could I please replace the roses with a LEAVES?? Hello??! We are leaves unlimited. Oh, such perfect timing, serendipity like THAT almost never happens to me.

On a side note, I'm gonna paint another SUNFLOWER trio for a gallery in Florida. Big, 18"x18" or bigger. I'm very excited about it, but I may not post again for a little while.


  1. Is this better? Thanks for the tip. : D

  2. Yay for you! Would LOVE to see your pottery designs some time.

    Hey, when are we ever going to get together? We ought to at least do coffee.

  3. Silvina: YES!! (: Pat: I'll make the coffee here, you didn't see my new/old house yet!!

  4. Wonderful post!
    I've been having issues with this computer (!) but I finally got to see your sunflower and I love it! It's fabulous, and it makes me want to paint sunflowers.


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