Tuesday, June 29, 2010

gera's girl

our marilyn just gets better and better. a much earlier post shows her beautiful but lacking a colorful background and some other finishing touches. my guy finally completed her a few months ago and i just think she's stunning and fills our living room wall in a way that strikes one's senses.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

finds 3

Scavenging has proved to be one of my long time favorite hobbies. Here's a beauty we snagged at an estate sale. She's devious and feisty looking and not trying to be anyone's friend...yikes! She turned her back on me within 1.2 minutes of me trying to get to know her.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

finds 2

i love love love the old couple to-be-parents for more than its humor. we're headed out again this weekend for more scavenging.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

a question of ...

what happens when women completely covered in muslim apparel go to the bank or the airport and must present and confirm identification or are stopped by police? do they break with strict religion and lift the veil? or...how does it work? surely their husbands can't do it all - surely somewhere in the U.S. a fully covered muslim female has been faced with having to confirm her identity. gera asked and I honestly don't know the answer or enough about the custom(s)--even though many of my students (some I've known for a few years) wear the hijab---and quite stylishly. it's something I'd like to know too...if they lift the veil how does that break in tradition affect them, if at all...

Thursday, June 3, 2010


when gera and i go scavenging for our flea market spread, from time to time we come up with some old tell-tell stuff.
this 50s florida advertisement was taken apart and i used it to make a collage. the art of thought.