Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back of the canvas today:  about 24 trees on top of cars coming home for the holidays--all on the CT side.(some cars with 2 trees on top.)  Didn't see any on top of cars in Rockland.  What does this mean?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Here is the current back of the canvas for the coming holiday(s) that have made up the last few days:  buying Christmas stamps, planting paperwhites in their containers, storing the fans and bringing out the nutcrackers, fighting an overflowing amount of people at the grocery store to get needed stuff, buying 5 pounds of string beans, cleaning up the little berries that have fallen off the bittersweet before someone steps and squshes them, looking for and not finding (yet) the right card to send.  Etc. These are the things that lie at the back of the "canvas" for the holidays--for a lot of women anyway.   They are wonderful in their own way.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Well, I'm sorry I haven't added anything here for so long, but I never thought anyone (including myself) was reading it.  Then surprise, I checked in one day and found out that I have two followers! (thank you!).
  So now I will have to start adding things again, and I will try to make them worth reading and following.  Maybe if I get really used to this, I will download some wonderful photos of wonderful and other things too.
  This is not a themed blog really.  I'm going to try and make it about the back of things--things that make you wonder, creep in when you don't expect it, surprise you because they seem so new, or so strange, or so great.
  I'll see what I can do.
  For this entry, I'm really glad to say that I just stumbled upon someone else's blog lamenting the poor plight of l'Escargot vs. Watusi.  I think Watusi is getting a fair slap in the face--not to diminish Alma Thomas, just the Hirshhorn and the White  House.  Enough about that.
 2) Uck to Christmas.  Already.  This is a holiday I used to love a lot.  A trip to the mall has already destroyed it for me this year.  I am trying to be smart enough to figure out how to find it/celebrate it/ honor it in a quiet but still festive way.  I think nature will have a lot to do with this.  I know many people would say "try church".  I would, but somehow, nature does it for me more.
3) a great photo I received from my daughter recently of a lilttle hermit crab--who had chosed a broken bottle top with the cap still on as his shell.  Very soon I will post it on here for you to see.
4) The contemporary art market and $39,000,000.00 (hammer) for an Andy Warhol titled "Two hundred One Dollar Bills."  Irony.
5) The back of the canvas--what is behind?  Anything?
  One more thing: "It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness."--Thomas Jefferson.

Monday, August 24, 2009

to the wonerful man who set me up for doing this, I love you.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

This is the Halloween card I made last year from a great
old illustration I found in a book. It reminded me of what
I have watched my bird do when he is exploring new food.
I especially loved what happened after he drank the cocktail

New Blog Address!
New URL! 

Forging Ahead by Terrence Cuneo
Lithograph for British Rail

Tuesday, July 21, 2009