Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hope, Change and Barack Obama

If you look closely (just kidding!) among the 75,000 people that rallied to see Barack Obama, you can see my smiling face, hear my cheering and see my hands raised up in peace signs(not kidding!) I believe in hope and change! We are down to the wire and it is looking very hopeful if Oregon was any indication! Keep the faith!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blipfoto- Blink of a Moment

Today is the first day that I will be participating in Blipfoto- The Daily Journal. The concept behind this project is to take one photograph a day and post it to your on line journal. I love the concept and it is a way to create some discipline as well as see the preciousness of a moment as a work of art in our daily lives. The photograph must be posted on the day it is taken. Anyone can participate. Just go to Blipfoto.com to register if you are interested to begin your own journal. It's great because you get lots of feedback and connection from other photographers. The first photo that I am choosing to post is Creativity in Bloom.

This is a sculpture I did of my hand a while back. I have chosen to place it in my garden for this photograph. It seemed like an appropriate way to begin this photo journey since my hand surgery. It speaks to me as a celebration of Spring's new beginnings, hope and healing that will enable me to be sculpting again soon. It also celebrates the creative outlets that still exist for me!

You can continue to follow my photo journal entitled Blink of a Moment at http://blipfoto.com/jo.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Women Helping Women Stitch by Stitch Exhibit

Women Helping Women Stitch by Stitch reception.
Friday, May 2nd was the first opening event at The Louis Redding Gallery, City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, Wilmington Delaware . The Quilt was exhibited as part of a larger show entitled Environmental Distress, by the Philadelphia Women's caucus. Rubia products were displayed and on sale, and there were examples of fine Uzbek suzani embroidery from Afghan Women's Fund. I am proud to be included in a project that truly spans the world and touches women's lives by connecting us with a thread of peace that cannot be broken. For more information about the Rubia Project you can visit their website at http://www.rubiahandwork.org/