Archive for October, 2017

  • I know what wealth is

    I Know What Wealth Is

    By on October 23, 2017

    "These things I know: I have planted a garden, so I know what faith is. I have seen...

  • I Got an Award in my First National Juried Show!

    I Got an Award in my First National Juried Show!

    By on October 22, 2017

    In this post you can see how high the caliber is in the 2017 24th Annual National Juried Show,...

  • Like Vegetables in a Garden (Newspaper article by Polly Castor)

    Like Vegetables in a Garden (Newspaper Article by Polly Castor)

    By on October 21, 2017

    I thank God that all tomatoes are not the same, and rejoice that all varieties are equally, but uniquely,...

  • Lilac Girls (Book Review)

    Lilac Girls (Book Review)

    By on October 20, 2017

    This book about the Ravensbruck all-women (non-Jew) concentration camp during WWII was harrowing and hard to read.

  • Grace Notes #8

    Grace Notes #8

    By on October 19, 2017

    To share a life of amplifying good with you is a beautiful thing, and I thank you for it. What...

  • Liz Hoag (Featured Artist)

    Liz Hoag (Featured Artist)

    By on October 18, 2017

    I enjoy Maine artist Liz Hoag's paintings of trees and their "sky holes" as abstract elements. Check out her...

  • I have This in Common with Nathaniel Hawthorne (with Photos)

    By on October 17, 2017

    "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house." Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Deb Quinn-Munson's 80/20 Composition Workshop

    Deb Quinn-Munson’s 80/20 Composition Workshop

    By on October 16, 2017

    Here are my notes and the many photos I took during Deb Quinn-Munson's three day workshop on the 80/20...

  • On the Way to Church (pastel) by Polly Castor

    Two New Autumn Landscape Paintings in Pastel

    By on October 15, 2017

    I had a good time ;painting both of these new autumn landscape paintings in pastel and enjoy their vibrancy.

  • Photos of our Farmer's Market

    Photos of our Farmer’s Market

    By on October 14, 2017

    What great thing to do on Saturday morning! Plus, I really believe in eating as local and organic as...

  • Colcannon Recipe

    Colcannon Recipe

    By on October 14, 2017

    Cohannon is a traditional Irish peasant dish. Usually made with potatoes, I have substituted celery root; it is good...

  • Lesson of the lamp

    Lesson of the Lamp

    By on October 13, 2017

    If someone says, "That lamp is ugly," that statement actually tells you nothing about the lamp. It does, however,...