I’ve written a lot recently about ushering in the new year, but today I want to approach things from a different perspective:
The barn swallows built a nest above my studio door. They usually build one somewhere along the roofline, but often on the back side where I can’t so easily see it.
For weeks I heard them working as I worked, chittering to each other as they took turns resting on the curved stem of a steel lamp. I’d catch glimpses of them after a morning rain scooping up mouthfuls of mud to do their chinking. One day, once the nest was complete, I saw the boy pick up a down feather recently preened from one of our ducks and give it to the girl to line the nest: Hi honey; I brought you a comforter.[Read more…] about Just Imagine
Christy Gray is one of my all-time favorite artists. In addition to running her own art consultancy company and being a pillar of the Northeast Ohio art community, she has found time to create, experiment, and constantly evolve as an artist. When the pandemic impacted both her business projects and her personal explorations, she returned to what she knew best – simple materials, hand work, and familiar imagery.[Read more…] about Creative People: Christy Gray