I am eternally thankful for every second of my life, and for anyone who shared
 a moment with me, no matter how small.


TSL - chalk and charcoal on paper

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious,
but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye. ~ Charlotte Bronte


Art in Glass - Art in Nature

my mother's glass (above)
this evening's sunset (below)
art in glass, art in nature



Take a Serious Second Look at this Work - Merle Axelrad Serlin

"I create landscapes made from thousands of tiny pieces of fabric.  Fragments of woven color and texture are carefully arranged, layered, pinned and sewn together.  In my fabric collages, I distill a place to its essence, and to this end each piece of fabric is carefully selected to make an individual contribution." ~ Merle Axelrad Serlin  read more here on Merle Axelrad Serlin's artist website

"Merle Axelrad Serlin, a smiling, attractive, vivacious architect turned artist, works with fabric to produce landscapes of stunning color and texture, many of them employing thousands of tiny bits of cloth no larger than a quarter of an inch in size. Working from composite photographs and sketches, she spends hundreds of hours on each individual image, transforming what has been regarded as a traditional craft into a serious art from, through the application of a technique she's perfected over many years."  ~ via Artworks Magazine and writer James Cameron read more of writer James Cameron's Artworks Magazine article on Merle Axelrad Serlin's work here

Merle's work is exhibited in public spaces, museums, and collected privately.  Fabulous video (click HERE .)