Each year St. Stephen’s commemorates the Feast of St. Francis with a service blessing the animals.
A good friend and an amazing artist, Mo Regulinski, has been living with diabetes for 50 years. For years she collected her medical device materials, such as needles and insulin pumps, and then transformed these into a series of “regalia” wearable art pieces, which explore themes of strength, freedom, health, and beauty.
I was honored to photograph these pieces for her website and manuscript, “Life with Sugar on Top”.
South African artist, Esther Mahlangu, is currently at the VMFA painting two large-scale murals. In a few weeks I will film her in conversation with the curator of African Art and make a short video profile of her and her work.
Esther Mahlangu uses a painting technique from her Ndebela region, handed down through generations of women. Traditionally such large scale murals are painted on the sides of houses. Her brushes include chicken feathers, which enable her to create fine lines of paint, all of which are hand-done without any tape or straight edge guides.
I became an aunt this summer! Welcome to the world, Charlotte and Maeve. I’m so grateful I got to spend a few days helping take care of these tiny, precious beings.
Every August, I spend a week with my husband’s extended family at a house in Connecticut on the Long Island Sound. This is one of our favorite places in the world. A place for solitude and community. A place for rest and activity. The house is large and rustic. It teaches us to be open to the wind and to find each other on the wide front porch.