whew! wonderful whirlwind last week.

A great thing happened last week: my friend Goran visited me from Sweden. We last saw each other when we were 18 years old. 41 years ago. We visited old Detroit stomping grounds, including the DIA: did a drive-by of my brother John’s college apartment: and checked out something new, the Heidelberg Project: It was a wonderful reunion but I’m…

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where women create, spring 2010

The first issue for 2010…and it’s a winner! Peek into the studios of Sally Pofcher, Connie Govea Stuart, Kristen Robinson, Luana Rubin, plus Laurie Meseroll. Exquisitive photography and art direction, these magazines are becoming collectors items. SORRY, SOLD OUT!

where women create magazine, winter 2010

Get your creative juices flowing, girlfriends! Where Women Create magazine will either make you completely envious or will inspire you to clear out a room in your house so you too can “get your create on!” Beautifully photographed images of artists workspaces along with their stories allow the reader to peek behind-the-scenes at where they work and what they create….

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whoo hoo! check this out!

This is my friend Jess Constable, a jeweler and writer, now living in Chicago. She worked in the store several years ago while finishing undergrad school at UofM. I believed in her then….and even more so now! Her jewelry business has grown by leaps and bounds plus she’s developed a blog that reaches out to people world-wide: makeundermylife.com. Every now…

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snow days!

It’s been beautiful and magical with the first snowfall of the winter. Lucy has been enjoying it from a warm distance, sitting under the heat vent, watching the world go by outside her window at work. It’s a tough life for her, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Tonight she made it clear to me she’s had enough…

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where women create: inspiring work spaces of extraordinary women

Jo Peckham’s book that led to the quarterly magazine, Where Women Create, is a lovely book that shares images of artists studio…so beautiful you wish you could slip into the pages. A rare opportunity to see the work spaces of 26 established artists, including Victoria MacKenzie-Childs and Debbee Thibault. $25

sunday shopping spree

What a weekend! The whirlwind of New York City came to a screeching halt when I got back to town, back to work, back into the day-to-day. But I did manage to get in some peeps-time Saturday afternoon with dear friends Susan Wineberg and Lars Bjorn, who have been hosting a once-a-month Saturday brunch for about 35 years. Susan and…

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catching up from new york gift!

I’m back in Ann Arbor and back on the job…. catching up with work and catching you up on days four and five at the show and in the city. Owls are in! I found the cutest little shoulder bag with matching coin purse and key holder for spring delivery. I got quite a hoot out of these….and you will…

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new york gift show: day three

Day 3 is about the time I start realizing…and feeling it in my legs….how many miles and aisles I walk during this awesome show. I also become overwhelmed (in a good way) by the incredible creativity and beauty I get to witness…tableware, glassware, jewelry, homegoods, rugs, wall art, lighting, jewelry, scarves, pillows, books, greeting cards, bags, water bottles, watches, goofy…

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day two: nyigf

All rested up which helped me have a great day at the show today. I found some new things and some good old you-love-’em. Here’s s few stories: I step into the Chronicle Books booth and am greeted by a man who says “Ann Arbor…..I grew up in Ann Arbor!” He’s looking at my badge and I”m looking at his….which…

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