Salad Greens

“Too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination.” — James Beard “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases: To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” — Oscar Wilde *   *   * Future Salads ~ … More Salad Greens

Headstrong

“Never underestimate a determined woman!” —Nyki Mack “I feel like I’m back visiting an old grandmother. She’s crotchety and eccentric, but also elegant, and anyone who doesn’t fall in love with her has no imagination.” — Tony Lema *   *   * Female Peacock ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020

Kite-flying

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” — Lauren Bacall “I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re breathless. They crash…you add a longer tail…you patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the winds and assure them … More Kite-flying

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

A Perfect Gift

Call it a wreath. See it as a crown. Know that it is a gift of love. Nine-year-old Olivia used her perception, imagination and creativity to fashion this perfect Christmas gift for her next-door neighbor. Knowing that her special friend was particularly fond of Tootsie Pops, but would be departing to warmer climes for the … More A Perfect Gift

Idle time

“When you’re a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don’t have a thought in your mind. It’s purely meditation, and we lose that.” — Dick Van Dyke  “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to … More Idle time

Possibilities

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.” — Gloria Steinem   Saks 5th Avenue, New York City, Holiday windows. *   *   * Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016      

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. – Albert Einstein

In a celebration of fantasy, imagination and artistic creation, the Florence Griswold Museum has transformed its grounds into a wee faerie village in the land of the Wizard of Oz and invited its visitors to open their minds to the world of day dreams. Visitors enjoy faerie-sized scenes from the Land of the Munchkins, through … More The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. – Albert Einstein