Cigar Box Assemblages

There’s something about a box.  My grandmother from Mississippi loved to send packages.  It was so exciting to open it and see what she had sewn for me and my sister.  I remember matching outfits in yellow for Easter.  She even made hats for us from the parachute her son had used in World WarContinue reading “Cigar Box Assemblages”

House of Memories

For those of us who do assemblage, going to estate sales always brings a sense of anticipation.  Seeing the past through another’s eyes and memories, when viewing old photo albums, mysterious messages on faded postcards, vintage clothing, crystal goblets, hand embroidered cloths, antique trunks and numerous expected and unexpected things.  Everything held memories for thatContinue reading “House of Memories”

Other Windows

After posting the last blog called “Windows”, I started noticing how many of my art works included windows.  This painting of clouds includes a photo I took of my feet (my best feature, by the way).  I framed them in a window which I placed in a cloud. My husband’s daughter, Barbara, wants me toContinue reading “Other Windows”

His Name was Woodrow

His name was Woodrow (named for the President, Woodrow Wilson).  He was a city boy from Meridian, Mississippi, and came to Alabama as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, founded as a relief to unemployment during the Great Depression.  Later, our father would tell usContinue reading “His Name was Woodrow”