Tag Archives: Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

Hi F&F, The frog foot, the fishtail, and the swirl. They  sound like the latest dance moves, but in fact, they are just a few of the, seemingly, infinite patterns one can produce when practicing ebru, the art of water marbling. … Continue reading

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Sometimes Raising the White Flag Doesn’t Mean Surrender: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hi F&F, It’s October and many of us across the nation are seeing green leaves turn crimson, gold, and brown. They are the easiest and most recognizable signs of autumn’s approach. We know how to respond to this signal of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Hi F&F, Patterns occur every where.  They can be the handiwork of mother nature or they can be manmade.  Patterns can be orderly and symmetrical or they can be chaotic and irregular. For this week’s photo challenge: Pattern.  I picked two instances where … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

Hi F&F, Hands – the body part that embodies the many parts of our human nature. We give and take with our hands; acts of generosity or selfishness. We can build and destroy with them, too. We use our hands … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Hi F&F, A typical New York City street scene will usually contain the following elements:  Hot Dog Cart – The city that doesn’t sleep does a lot of eating on the street. We have the newfangled gourmet food trucks or … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less Post: Go Mano-a-Mano With Your Creativity During National Craft Month

Hi F&F, March is National Craft Month. There is still time to roll up your sleeves to try your hand at a new handicraft or recover one that you have shelved (and, quite frankly, is a little dusty).  This month retailers, craft … Continue reading

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A Fiddling with Fiber Post: The Crochet Heard Around the World

Hi F&F, March 4th is a red-letter day for me.  I’m a history buff and I like to crochet; today those 2 interests merge.   On this day, in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison. She had served 5 months … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less: Bank of America’s Museums on us Program

Hi F&F, The second largest bank in America, Bank of America (BofA), has rolled out their Museums on us program. If you are a BofA/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holder, you are holding a key to some of the finest … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: Knit, Purl and Prison Reform

Hi F&F, The late Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) is revered among knitters. I think of her as the Julia Child of knitting. Elizabeth Zimmerman did for knitting what Julia Child did for French cooking.  EZ modernized and demystified the art of … Continue reading

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Eye Spy: Chalkboard Walls Acting as Windows Into the Soul of a Community

Hi F&F, While running a few errands in Downtown Brooklyn, I spied a public art project. The project is a recreation of award-winning artist, Candy Chang’s – “Before I die I want to _____” project (BID).  In March, 2011, the … Continue reading

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