Girl Meets Art

the evolution of a visual artist


personal narrative

Old country

My paternal grandfather emigrated from Calabria, Italy, to Canada, and then to Buffalo, NY in the early 20th Century. At 28, he married my grandmother, who was all of 14… Continue reading →

Make mine a double

I was among the 28,000—yes, you read that right—who signed up to take part in Project Sketchbook, a national creative effort sponsored by the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn. I… Continue reading →

Learning to live with it

I recently read an excerpt from The Pain Chronicles, a book by Melanie Thernstrom, a reporter who experienced chronic neck and arm pain, the treatment of which proved elusive. She… Continue reading →

Mom’s bingo dress

When I was a child, my Mom and my aunt Josephine used to take me to our parish church to play Bingo. They both really got into the game, each… Continue reading →


My father worked as a laborer at the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna, NY, for 30 years, It was a dirty, hard job. He worked in various parts of the… Continue reading →

Making hay

By the time I usually travel to Penland, in late August, it is well past the time to see bales of hay in the meadow facing the dining hall. But… Continue reading →

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