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Moon Checkers

This is one of a series of postings about enameling and art metalwork. It is based primarily on my work in the 1980s. I am not a master of these arts, but I hope this fact will be an advantage in communicating the basics, in simple terms, to readers who are not already familiar with them.  280 more words


Take a Walking Tour/Pub Crawl of Alexandria's Historic Breweries

Many people find themselves at the local watering hole on the night before Thanksgiving. Whether they have traveled across the country or from the next town over, there is just something about getting together with family and friends out of the house that is the the perfect kick-off to the big meal, the big game and Black Friday. 180 more words



Alexandria, Virginia was our last place to visit before ending our 18 day swimming and travel adventure. Our friends, Melody and David moved to Alexandria (from Burke, Virginia), so our plan was to see Alexandria during the day, and visit with Melody and David in the evening. 204 more words

Domestic Travel

Beauty and the Beasts

This September, the Kiln Club brings beauty and roughness to Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria. I’m exhibiting some of my newer explorations in color (mainly turquoise blue) and form (asymmetrical necks). 111 more words

Larry Morris

I first encountered Larry Morris’ work at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA. I don’t know if he still has a gallery set up there but his work was whimsical and humorous despite its stark shapes and structure. 168 more words