Earrings in Motion

Each month earring artist Erin Prais-Hintz of Earrings Everyday challenges us to create earrings based on a prompt. This month her prompt was a film showing a kinetic sculpture “Breaking Wave” by Plebeian Design. You can see this amazing sculpture prompt at http://www.earrings-everyday.blogspot.com. When I was a girl, growing up in DC, Mother would pack […]


Ever since I was a girl I have been fascinated by the art of Japan. I have done Japanese flower arranging, ikebana. I am also an internationally known and published haiku poet. A few years ago, I took up painting enso, circles, with sumi paint. I bought wonderful, flat porcelain trays of the sumi ink […]

Raindrips and Lunch

My daughter and I visited the Japanese Garden in Fort Worth this morning. Expecting another searing day, we planned to leave at 8 a.m. to enjoy the garden in the cool of the morning. We were delighted to find the region blanketed with cloud and a steady, gentle rain falling. We had wonderful sharing on […]