Thursday, September 21, 2017

Open Studio Extended

Saturday's Open Studio was a success and I really liked how everything looked so I have added another day—tomorrow, Friday September 22, from 11–4. Please stop by if you can.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


The blog and Studio Sunday are on vacation until October first. If you're in the area, please join me for my Open Studio next Saturday September 16.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Bread and Roses

Poem by James Oppenheim, 1911

As we go marching, marching, in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing: Bread and Roses! Bread and Roses!
As we go marching, marching, we battle too for men,
For they are women's children, and we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
As we go marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
Go crying through our singing their ancient call for bread.
Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too.
As we go marching, marching, we bring the greater days,
The rising of the women means the rising of the race.
No more the drudge and idler, ten that toil where one reposes,
But a sharing of life's glories: Bread and roses, bread and roses.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; bread and roses, bread and roses.

Sung by Mimi Farina and Joan Baez

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Studio Sunday-Words For Our Time Posters

12" x 18" Posters of Words For Our Time will be on view and available for order at my Open Studio on September 16. I put them in inexpensive format frames purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. We're working on a nice wall display of them for the front of the studio.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Article in Take Magazine

Besides the obvious thrill of seeing an article about myself published online, I find I always learn something about myself and my work when I respond to the questions I am asked in an interview whether it be by way of email, phone, or in person. Take Magazine is about New England culture so she asked questions about what living in Massachusetts and New England meant to me.

“I love living in the part of the country where Dickinson, Thoreau, Emerson, and Whittier among many others lived and worked,” Gaylord says. She identifies with these literary greats and “their sense that the glory of nature can be found equally in something as small as a flower and as large as a mountain or as vast as the sea,” all of which are easily found in the varietal landscapes of New England. “I have spent more than half my life in the Merrimack Valley, first in the Lowell area where I began my life in the arts and immersed myself in the writing of Jack Kerouac, and then in Newburyport, where the river meets the sea, for the past 32.”

You can read the article here.
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