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Cleaning the Story Wall

The ceramic Story Wall sustained smoke damage in the recent fire at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and I’m acting as a consultant for its cleaning. It took me a week to be emotionally ready to go in and see the … Continue reading

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Journey through family history

Recently I took a trip to Indiana where all of us cousins had decided to bury our parents together. We’d been planning this for over a year and had a lovely service (in the church we had attended with our … Continue reading

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A new outlook

My second cataract surgery went very well, too! This time I didn’t use the drugs they gave me the first time to help me relax. Being an observer, as an artist I’m very curious and wanted to be awake and … Continue reading

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A natural expression

The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames will be hosting an exhibit called “A Natural Expression: Art Inspired by the Poems of Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander.” (Update: the plans for the exhibit changed — you can find details … Continue reading

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Eyesight update

My cataract surgery yesterday went well! My doctor knows I am an artist as I explained all the abstract shapes I was seeing during surgery while they put my fancy lens in my eye. I was a little loopy with … Continue reading

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Welcome, readers!

Welcome, readers of St. Anthony Messenger! As you look around the website, you might want to visit The Tomato Bisque Soup Club page, if you’re interested in the topic of art and healing that is mentioned in the magazine article. … Continue reading

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Working together for youth radio

Part of last week I was in Houston at the 37th Annual Community Radio Conference organized by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. I’ve been working with the Youth Radio Project at KHOI, which has partnered with Radijojo World Children’s … Continue reading

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Creating sculpture at Sacred Heart School

I’m looking forward to working with art teacher Beth Titman and the students at Sacred Heart School! The children are creating squares (painting and drawing on slumped acrylic) that will bolt onto a slumped acrylic figure, to be a permanent … Continue reading

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Hat celebrating my daughters

Here’s a close-up of a hat including a picture of my three daughters when they were little (one toothless!). For their birthdays, each one is getting a hat. People have been excited about the “memories of…” hats and coming up … Continue reading

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January 2012 The Left Bank Studio Newsletter

JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER FINAL

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