Saturday, February 22, 2020


Wayne's World

Sony Digital


It was the summer of 2005 and I had quit my position as a middle school art teacher to look for something closer to home. With a little encouragement and money from my brother Daren and his bride Yvonne, I loaded my children and camping gear into the wagon and headed for the east coast out of St. Louis. I had a borrowed Sony digital camera. Eyes may roll now, but at the time, it was cutting edge technology floppy discs and all... One of my favorite shops we visited was a quaint little bakery called "Truffles” with a dazzling display of confections. Those wonderful little cupcakes all pretty and everything reminded me of the many desserts painted by the talented contemporary artist Wayne Thiebaud.

For more on Wayne Thiebaud: 

CBS Sunday Morning interview and retrospective at the Whitney Museum

  Farmer's Market

Painted Barn

Summer 2014

Vandalia, Illinois

This is one of those wonderful landmarks you discover when going to visit someone for the first time.