Women and Ancient Cave Art

Isn’t this fascinating? According to a recent discovery in Europe, women were much more involved in ancient cave art. In fact, Ancient cave paintings in the region were more often the handiwork of women as opposed to men. “An anthropologist at Pennsylvania State University found that three quarters of hand stencils drawn on several caves […]

The American Quilt Evolution

Nina and I just went down to visit the new ‘Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution’ exhibit at the Katonah Museum. The different styles, techniques and designs were fascinating and beautiful. My favorite was Fraser Smith’s trompe l’oeil “30”, carved from basswood. The cloth-like detail was breathtaking. Guess what Nina’s newest hobby is? Yep- […]

An Ancient Egyptian Romance

While I was browsing through some articles about ancient art, I stumbled upon this romantic tale of two ancient Egyptian figurines. Depicting a husband and wife, the small statues were separated thousands of years ago- probably intentionally. The fragment of the wife shows a seated woman with her arm outstretched. Apparently, the style is traditional […]

A New Job

I started a new job last week; organizing and general upkeep if the art section of our local library. I hesitated at first, because the job description implied that I wouldn’t have much work to do after a couple days, but I was wrong! It’s only a five-hour day, and I don’t sit down ONCE. […]

Birthday Dinner, Thanksgiving Style

Today I write in tribute to Nina’s cooking. While I am relatively new to the blogging world, I’ve found that many people dedicate full posts to what they ate that day. Surely this seems a bit ridiculous, but since I’m lacking creative ideas today, I figure I might as well give it a shot. My […]

Museums and Ancient Art

Yesterday, I spent my entire day visiting the Fleming Museum. Of course, I have been there before, but things close to home are often forgotten, and I must confess that I have never truly paid the museum the respects it so deserves. I had completely forgotten how impressive their collection is! When one is as […]

A Sculpting Student and His ‘Freedom’

My sculpting classes vary in focus and length and age. I often encounter talent, and every student is unique in his or her own way… And yet, I must take note of a particular student who has remarkable potential. The kid is in his freshman year of college, which I guess means he’s around nineteen […]