An Indian cattle amulet.
Inside, there's a prayer for the cow who wore it.
a basket full of my grandmother's lace...
A sea urchin found on Muckle Roe, in Shetland.
A grateful "thank you" to the customs officials
in Sumburgh, Edinburgh, London, and Boston.
A Russian chocolate wrapper...
A box of beetles from Prague...Tangeriney, the Cat, drawn in the Headmaster's office at Pear Tree Mead,
the primary school I attended while Mum and I were living in England
One of my favorite books and one of the best covers of all time. Given to me
when I was working with a used book dealer who was kind to insist I take it home.
...a barn swallow drawn during a brief "Draw One Bird a Day" project.
...an owl jar made by my grandmother. She taught ceramics at the Community Center founded by my grandfather. Ours was the only house around with a kiln and a potting wheel in the basement. I wish I had appreciated how lucky I was at the time and I wish my grandmother were still alive to teach me how to throw a pot.