It's a Scranton Week!

22 September 2009
It's a Scranton week! Thursday from 9-12 there is a great event happening at the Lackawanna Trolley Museum....  " A presentation will be made by ArtsQuest, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the arts and culture in and around greater Lehigh Valley, PA. ArtsQuest operates the Banana Factory Arts Center, and presents Musikfest, and  is planning for an even brighter future with the SteelStacks community project. For more information on ArtsQuest please visit  There will also be an exhibit by many of our talented local artists" (this is where I come in : ))  After that some talented students come to my studio for private lessons and then to a dinner and opening at the Everhart museum to see Day of the Dead with Ken Marquis and Trish - yahoo! 

This weekend I hung out with my 14 year old neice and we baked a real bonafide apple pie - the crust and all ... plus some healthy oat bread for good measure (  no pun intended... ) ---- here she is before we consumed........

Love Letters in Philly!

15 September 2009
Saturday night was a great experience viewing 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63 streets along the Market Street corridor in Philadephia via the "L" subway line.  The murals collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their West Philadelphia neighborhood.  Once again the arts bring a city together on so many levels - a dreary, monotonous train ride turned into a glimpse of glimmers : )