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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Answers to some questions -

Hi Molly! Yes, I do know ASL. My daughter is deaf and we have been signing with her since she was about 3 months old. 23 years later and I still learn new signs all the time. I think of it as a work in progress.

Hi Rose, I do collect old photographs, mostly of children and children with dogs. Pretty much, if there is a dog in the old photo I am a soft touch to buy it. I made a little book a long time back called "No Bad Dogs", which features children and American Staffordshire dogs (pit bulls) from vintage photos. The Am Staff was a very popular family pet in the early part of the last century, so much so, that there are many photographs of children posing with the dogs. Right now, I am accumulating vintage photos of standard poodles (preferably white) to make a little book about this wonderful animal. (I have a white standard named Maggie, who is one of the delights of my life.) When I first started doing altered art work I was very grateful to all of the people who shared their photos on the net and made a promise to myself that I would continue the practice by sharing the photos that I find. There are so many great women (and men) out there who share their knowledge, images, time and talents with others in the making of art, I am now trying to pay it forward, so to speak.

Roc!!! I am loving loving loving all of the gorgeous work that you are doing with your journaling. Your blog just glows with color and whimsy, I have a ball roaming around there! Lately, I have not been doing too much art work. I have been busy with the daughter girl and her health issues. And, I have started to do some more research work into the symbolism used in tarot cards. (I dont use them as 'fortune telling' cards, rather I use them as prompts for finding clarity within. The whole Jungian theory of archtypes, etc.)

Thanks to all who take the time to comment on my blog. I really do enjoy reading your comments and hope that you find the photos useful in your art work, or even just as interesting bits of history.

1 comment:

  1. so great to get an update. i miss you so and think of you so very often. sorry to hear that your daughter is still having some health problems. she is blessed to have you in her life. thanks for the nice compliments! you have an awesome day!

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