Glaze & Fractures

The high schoolers in ceramics received their glazed plates back today. Some original designs by students. One student worked tirelessly to complete a plate; stayed extra classes through free periods and worked quietly asking for assistance when needed. Unfortunately the plates where cast in bulk and shipped in ready to glaze. Some plates broke in…

Spaghetti Squash

When the weather is cold and snow gently wafts down from the leaf bare limbs of the black walnut trees peppered around the yard I manage some time to myself to prep a meal fit for such an evening. Striped spaghetti squash makes the perfect substitute for pasta. Simply cut the squash open and place…

Horseback

Although I grew up on a farm we were not blessed to afford horses. When I was little, like many girls, I asked for a pony. My mother grew up riding and I would play with her old saddle and dance around the yard in her velvet riding helmet. She made a plea to my…

A Space to Create

Before our engagement Michael bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. To this day he tells my grandparents that it’s how he warmed me up to marring him. Some of the best things in our lives come from unexpected places. I grew up in the country in northern Vermont. My grandparents have a small lakefront…

Welcome

Our meddling intellect Misshapes the beauteous forms of things- We murder to dissect. -Wordsworth I am a wife, yogi, farmer, artist and school teacher. Though I am sure I am many other things, those are the preface of my narrative. English teachers from my youth told me that, though I enjoyed it, I was a…