Wordless Wednesday: What I did on my summer vacation, 2015 edition

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me, travels, Wordless Wednesday

Doge's Palace Bocca

Above: The Bocca di Leone photographed oh-so-recently in Venice in the Doge’s Palace. Other places visited: Barcelona, Rome, Lucca, and Pompeii. 

Below: Click on the thumbnails to view in detail. 

Wordless Wednesday: Proteus Gowanus resurgam

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in creativity, friends and colleagues, news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday


Photographed in Brooklyn on the last official day of Proteus Gowanus. Much wonderful art was made there, as well as many wonderful memories. 

Wordless Wednesday: Lily power!

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me


Photographed earlier this summer in the Blue House garden, here are the most gorgeous lilies I’ve ever seen—or grown. :-) I wish I could share their scent with you from a blog!

Publishing Monday: What happens when a goddess, a phoenix, and a girl in a tower…

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in news & muse, publications, publishing, retail therapy

… Inspire three illustrated picture books illustrated and written by moi? Why, the result below. :-)

Sacred Animals

A work of both art and scholarship, this stunning gift book is for animal lovers of all ages…. Read more.

Persephone and the Pomegranate

A stunning retelling of one of the most important mother-daughter myths…. Read more.


Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…. She was taken from her parents at birth, the penalty that her father was forced to pay.… Read more.

Though all three of these books were already available for the iPad, Kindle users were out of luck—until now.

I’m pleased to announce that, as of this weekend, Rapunzel, Persephone and the Pomegranate, and Sacred Animals can be downloaded as deluxe full color e-books from Amazon to anyone with a digital device be they Apple or Amazon.

So hooray!

Wordless Wednesday: Blue Water Beyond

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in news & muse, the world around me, Wordless Wednesday

Blue Mountain Lake

Photographed recently at Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks. Beautiful, no?