Where Art Meets Music

Years ago, my parents introduced us to Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation, a television documentary written by art historian Kenneth Clark. As an artist family, we were besotted by the series and watched the entire show. I’ll never forget its power in teaching the arts with real life association. This past week, we attended the first of three shows hosted by The New Britain Modern Art Museum: Where Art Meets Music: The Great Depression and American Arts.
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Breathing Life Into Favorite Clothing

I just finished stitching up the latest new version of a jacket bought years ago from online retailer Orvis. I loved the jacket so much I bought two of them! Did you ever have a piece of clothing you wore everywhere, wishing you didn’t have to let it go? You don’t! Favorite clothing can live forever.
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Good Stuff’s Tough To Do

Barry Diller, is the money behind the new Hudson River green space at Pier 55. Five years of planning and design was halted by a court order in March, 2017. However, Barry was never one to back down from a fight. Good results come from the right balance between hard work and strategy. Like gardening.
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Falling for Festivals in New England

Roses came to mind today as I’m working on a new scarf featuring some of my rose photos. Although I used to raise hybrid teas, I rarely grow roses now as our property is very shady. So, I buy those flowers who pose on occasion. The Meadowsweet Spiraea Japonica (aka Spirea), featured in the photo is from one of our bushes. They were prolific this year, and offer a wonderful backdrop for the roses -even managing to steal some of their thunder. Speaking of growing things. It’s that time of year to celebrate the New England Harvest. With festivals of
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