Self-image

“Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.”   ― Norman Mailer “In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.” — Dalai Lama “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” — Joyce Brothers *   *   * Photo … More Self-image

Fashionable dress

“The joy of dressing is an art.” — John Galliano “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” — Alexander Wan “Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common … More Fashionable dress

Imagination let loose

“Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.” — William Stevens Typically known for her faux and decorative paintings, Old Lyme (Conn.) and Nantucket (Mass.) artist, Robin Breeding, pays tribute to Surrealism art in this 2018 holiday tree at the Florence Griswold Museum. Miniature handsewn mixed media ornaments represent key images … More Imagination let loose

O Tannenbaum

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker   With a nod to the legendary German Christmas folk song, O Tannenbaum, and drawing on his German roots, American artist Ralf Feyl created a thoroughly German Christmas tree for the Florence … More O Tannenbaum

Fanciful

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” — Dale Chihuly Glass artist Jeffrey P’an is known for his glass sculptural work, with one-of-a-kind creations ranging from fine jewelry to cut crystal and glassware as well as repairs of historical pieces. Working from his Mystic, Conn. … More Fanciful

Extravaganza

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” — Roy T. Burnett A worldwide symbol of hope and of the holidays in New York City, the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree burst into light November 28 with 50,000 multicolored LED lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star. Visited by an estimated … More Extravaganza

The Magic of Christmas

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale   For the past fifteen years, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., have admired the painted palettes by contemporary artists hung on Miss Florence’s Artist Trees. Alluding to the Lyme Art … More The Magic of Christmas