Knitted Knockers to the Rescue

If the title of this post made you smile, it should, because it’s about a very cool enterprise that is improving the lives of thousands of women. Women like Ruthie in Vancouver, Washington who underwent a double mastectomy for breast cancer in May 2014. Six weeks after her surgery she began seven weeks of radiation, followed by chemotherapy for one… Read More

The Jelly Girls

When inconceivable tragedies hit two friends just months apart, it was their art that brought them through their shared grief and back into the light. Silk painting artist Marjorie Pezzoli’s 19 year-old daughter died in an accidental drowning at La Jolla Cove in January of 2013. Five months before, the boyfriend of glass artist Debbie Solan committed suicide; Debbie found… Read More

Elephants in the Lodge

When the Mfuwe Lodge was built in Zambia in 1998, they had not planned to tempt massive elephants to wander inside, yet that is exactly what happened. The lodge was inadvertently built around a mango tree that a local group of elephants habitually feed on. Not only that, the lodge sits right on the ancient path the elephants have always… Read More