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

Universal Design

“I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.” — Antony Garrett Lisi “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” — Dalai Lama *   *   * Skylight patterns — Photo by Mary O’Connor ©

Eye-catching Delight

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius “Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.” — Richard Feynman *   *   * Unofficially known as the national bird of Kenya, the colorful Lilac Breasted Roller inhabits much of eastern and southern Africa and is often found … More Eye-catching Delight

Princess

“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.” — Julie Andrews Cleo was a princess, a tiny Lhasa Apso with a personality more like that of a queen, hence her nickname of Cleopatra. Though she hated water, she loved to … More Princess

Protector

“Protect those who protect you.” — Evangelos Venizelos Despite her diminutive Yorkie size, Willie or “The Wil” is tasked with a substantial duty. Living up to the weight of her formal Wilhelmina name, derived from the German Wilhelm, meaning “desire” and “willing to protect,” The Wil appears to grasp the seriousness of such an important … More Protector