This is an archived copy of the {news and the muse} letter that went out to subscribers on March 1, 2024.

Please forgive the formatting as it has been directly imported from email, and reveals tables and sections built into my newsletter server which are invisible in email.

Hello dear beauty,

How are you doing? Are you hanging in there? Tending to yourself? Remembering to take some deep breaths?

It’s *a lot* right now in this world, and I hope that you have some form of creativity in your life to hold you and offer a sense of peace and aliveness.

I’ve been baking bread… I began my very first sourdough starter from scratch on New Year’s Eve and am finding my way.

 
 
(Beginner hint: I’m being gentle with myself and allowing for a hybrid dough… between the young starter and the cold temperatures, my bread was tasting delicious but not rising. So, until things warm up, I’m still keeping the starter wild, but adding just a touch of commercial yeast in the dough. Game changer! Now it’s delicious and it rises like it should!)  
 
 

I’ve also been looking outside at snow and naked trees, appreciating their beauty while also challenging myself to remember how warmth feels and what green looks like. And, of course, I’ve been making art.

I wanted to pop in very briefly with a couple of save the dates, so without further ado, here they are!

 

 

 
 
 

“When They Feast, We Eat”

Feast

“Feast,” a Call and Response group exhibition and collaboration between ArtsWorcester and the Fitchburg Art Museum will run March 14-April 21 at 44 Portland Street in Worcester, MA. Save the date for an Opening Reception on Friday, March 15.

My piece (at the left) will be on display and for sale. Prints are coming.

 
 
 
 
 

Art & Music

Calliope

Calliope, Boston’s Collaborative Choral/Orchestral Experience, presents Art Song and Art on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

I’m creating a piece of art to go along with one of the songs, and I’ll be there in person to talk about it the night of the concert. Theoriginal will be auctioned that night.

Tickets to the concert can be purchased from Calliope at the door or at this link.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Save the Date

Women in the Visual Arts Panel

On April 21 from 2-4 p.m., theWomen’s Caucus for Art, Massachusetts Chapter, is hosting a FREE panel discussion and workshop at Main Street Studios in Fitchburg, MA.

I’ll be one of the panelists, and I plan to talk about the artist you see here. (Do you know who she is?! Bonus points if you do! I’ll give theanswer next newsletter…)

This event is free and open to all.

 
 
 

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with more info about the things I shared above, and…

I’ve got some very, very exciting things to share with you soon about ways to come together, my art practice, public art making in community, and more!!

Lots of good stuff happening, and I can’t wait to include you in all of it.

 
 
with so much love,
 
 
 
PS: THANK YOU to all of you who wrote back to me after the last newsletter… I so appreciated your words and observations!… and THANK YOU and WELCOME also to new subscribers. It means so much to me that you have opened this portal to communicate.