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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another Jig Will Do

Listening to friend Janet Ashford's violin with Chet Boddy's guitar & banjo.  Fabulous music!  Highly recommended.  Can be found at http://www.calliopecreek.com/.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vivian Maier - Photographer Beyond the Grave

Some people get discovered during their lifetime, others after their death and many never at all.

I'm lucky enough now to be going through my father's 70+ years of photos and negatives putting together a book titled "Growing up Autrey."  The book combines photos from the 1930s through today with recollections of growing up from my four sisters, 92 year old mother and 91 year old dad.

When I recently mentioned my self publishing project to friend Louise Rubacky, she introduced me to another lifelong photographer, Vivian Maier, who has only been discovered recently since her death.  Well worth a look see!

Check out the following links:

Youtube documentary video
Vivian Maier (about) Blog

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Veronica Brigitte (Ladjilli) Rose - Jeweler Extraordinaire

In the 1980s, Veronica helped her mom Lucy Ladjili run the best daycare in Marin County - which daughter Amber was lucky enough to attend until she started kindergarten.  Now that the daycare babies are grown up, Veronica has found a way to continue making them, and others, happy by creating beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry.  The Ladjili daycare operated on the basis of love and learning.  Veronica has continued on that foundation by designing each of her unique creations to bring happiness, radiant health and abundance to the wearer.