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Staying in Touch While Keeping Your Distance. This year America's Thanksgiving has been hijacked by Covid. For all of us with thwarted plans it is a disappointing reality. We can still connect with our loved ones, just has to be at a safe distance. A special Thanksgiving...

Earlier this year I presented a “PinchPals” workshop to a select number of mosaic artists from the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS). The PinchPals offered a reprieve during the challenging time of Covid and we embarked on a 5 week journey of on-line learning and...

Yep, it’s still here. Covid has so disrupted our lives. As much as we are trying to return to some sense of normal Covid obstacles are proving relentless. This nasty bugger can bite anyone. What a sorry state of affairs when one has to wonder...

One of my favorite art-works brings together my two art-loves: sculpture and mosaic.  The PinchPals are making their way on the path of life, which is riddled with lumps and bumps, yet hints of flowers and new life appear in the cracks of life. There...

"The Importance of Movements" by Guest Blogger Emma Springer Movements are many things. They are powerful, and influential. Most of all Movements have the ability to usher in a great sense of hope, especially in times when we yearn for it so deeply. We are living through a...

The latest PinchPals videos are reminders to connect and be safe. PinchPals are universal beings, no race, no religion, no political preference. Their simple form and red clay color resemble all of us. They are couriers of hope, support and reinforce an understanding that “at our core...

Doing Our Part First and foremost a shout out to all those committed to keeping society open from truck drivers to grocery store workers, first responders and of course hospital staffs and the scientists looking to tame the beast. All heroes in my book, all working...

[ˌevəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n] noun the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.  Most art purchases are emotional. There is a connection between the art-work, the artist and the new owner. You saw something...

For many these are trying times and hoping the Pinch Pals can provide a bit of an optimistic view and assistance to remain engaged. 2020 is getting off to quite the bumpy start. Where I live In Northern Virginia schools are closed, community gatherings discouraged, “social...

It began simply enough, a college requirement was to take an art class. Walking into the clay studio I immediately knew it was where I belonged. Realizing the muck, the mud, could be modeled into anything, into any shape, I was hooked. My hands have...