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Indy Star: Check out this photo gallery from Retro Indy: Circle of Lights ‘tree’

13 Dec

From Indy Star

Retro Indy: Circle of Lights ‘tree’

Indy Star: 10 things Florence Henderson told us through the years

3 Dec

From Indy Star

10 things Florence Henderson told us through the years

IndyStar reporters reliably jumped at the chance to speak with Florence Henderson, the “Brady Bunch” actress who died Thursday at 82.Henderson was born in Dale,, and grew up in Rockport, an Ohio River town about 30 miles east of Evansville.Ingrained in pop culture for her portrayal of Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” from 1969 to 1974, Henderson also starred in a 1954 Broadway production of “Fanny,” and she acted in national tours of “Oklahoma!” and “The Sound of Music.”In the home stretch of her public life, she became synonymous with Indianapolis 500 tradition.Here are 10 quotes Henderson shared with IndyStar through the years:1. Melody maker. From 1991 to 2015, Henderson sang “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America” or “The Star-Spangled Banner” 23 times at the Indianapolis 500. During a 2011 interview with IndyStar, the former Broadway performer said she was born to carry a tune. “My mother said I came out singing. By the time I was 2, she had already taught me 50 songs.”

Indy Star: Indy urban farm will feed a food desert

19 Nov

From Indy Star

Indy urban farm will feed a food desert Jonathan Lawler decided to turn his Greenfield farm into a mission to feed the hungry last spring, he had no idea how he would touch the lives of people living on the north side of Indianapolis.Today, Lawler of Brandywine Creek Farms is working with staff at Flanner House community center to develop the state’s largest urban farm in the heart of one of the city’s biggest food deserts, areas that lack access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy whole foods.Flanner Farms will sprout next year on the 2½-acre campus of Flanner House, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. It’s not a community garden, but rather a 1.3-acre working farm. And it won’t just feed people; it will teach them how to grow their own food.

Indy Star: What in the world is IN Light IN?

28 Aug

From Indy Star

What in the world is IN Light IN?

No, IN Light IN is not a laser show.”We will not be having a single laser in this light festival,” said Joanna Nixon, who is helping to produce the event. “Instantly when I say light festival, I think what pops in people’s minds is a laser light show. Indianapolis has not ever seen anything like this, ever.”But what, exactly, is “this”?”We are really treating this festival very similar to a contemporary art exhibition,” Nixon said.So, here’s the gist: IN Light IN is a free two-day, 2.5-mile tour through more than 25 interactive light works of art along the Downtown Canal from the Indiana Statehouse north to 11th Street and stretching east along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail to the American Legion Mall. Many of the artworks put the attendee in them, either through projection, becoming a living canvas or controlling the lighted piece. Nixon expects 15,000 people to visit the festival each of the two nights, though there is a potential for more.

Indy Star: Check out this photo gallery from Animal portraits at the 2016 Indiana State Fair

18 Aug

From Indy Star

Animal portraits at the 2016 Indiana State Fair

From Houzz: 8 ways to arrange artwork

1 Mar



Honoring Edna

2 Feb

Crown Hill Entrance

Earth angel, Edna Birkholz has been called to join the heavenly hosts of angels.  Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, wife…she is steadfastly loved in all of her roles.

I got to know her during a time of deep concern over the probable loss of a second son to heart failure (after also losing her husband to heart failure).  Prayerful best describes those times.  Joyfully our concerns did not come to pass.

Edna had a special passion for ironing…everything, even T-shirts and jeans!  At 93 she sparkled at her grandson’s wedding and beamed at his Master’s degree graduation last year.  She lived independently up till the last weeks.

Deepest sympathy to Phillip, Pam, Claire and Jim

Deepest sympathy to Phillip, Pam, Claire and Jim

Your lives honor the love and devotion of Edna Birkholz.

Love this from Spoonflower

1 Dec
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2016 Lemon

2016 Peacock

2016 Peacock

Linen-Cotton Canvas Ultra:  Fat Quarter with 2016 calendar.  There are dozens of designs available @

Finish the edges with rolled hem.  Easy, beautiful, dual purpose (tea towel and calendar).

I may prepare my own design for 2017.

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 12 Standstill

2 Oct

The classical translation for hexagram 12 is “standstill”.  The contemporary translation is “obstruction”.  These photo choices are more contemporary interpretation.

I'm listening.

I’m listening.


Half time

Half time

Gone in 2014: Remembering 10 Notable Women in Science | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network

31 Dec

Thank you all for your contributions and leadership!  Inspirational.