By far the biggest change in my life this year has been the birth of our grandchild, Lowe Zadie Banner, who arrived on the morning of August 30. The epitome of a new beginning is the birth of a new baby! Being with her is miraculous. Actually having a child who then grows up and has a child - THAT is miraculous. Holding or looking at Lowe melts my heart, and opens me more to what it means to be part of our human family. Here are a few photos taken her first month of life. Grandma Marilyn and Grandpa Carl are ecstatic. Gabe and Michelle are loving and attentive parents, and deeply happy. Lots of love here.
And another new beginning - my new website is up and running! Yay!! It is redesigned with curated galleries and a much clearer format. So nice to look at! Voyages and Evidence, the first two galleries, focus on my work with sand and shells. Other galleries, Horizons, Abundant Earth, and two Archive galleries, show off my favorite works from the year 2000 onward. Let me know what you think.
I have also been working on a small works shop for the site. Watch for the opening announcement. And if you are pining to see some older work you can't find on the new site, you can search the deeper archives by clicking on the "about" page where you will find a link to the old one.