Author Archives: nancyruthleavitt

A word about the snowflakes. . .

Hope, 2018, MS #114, 14.5 h x 10.75 w x 2.5 d inches. Description: This box houses a hand lettered copy of Emily Dickinson’s poem 254, c. 1861, “Hope is the things with feathers. . .” and a flower illustration … Continue reading

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Snow Flurry

The snowflake installation at the Church of Universal Fellowship has become an annual display during the months of January and February. This year’s offering, ‘Snow Flurry’, consists of hand cut snowflakes rolled into and hanging from three clouds of snow … Continue reading

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New work

My 2,000 plant specimens have been sorted, labeled, boxed and passed on to a New England university herbarium where they will be cared for properly. Over the last 3 years I have enjoyed sifting through the plants collected as early … Continue reading

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An Immigrant Garden

The garden is lush and green from the cold and wet spring – a condition that plants love so the garden is in good shape. In spring one is engulfed by the garden. Cleaning up leaves and twigs, pruning, weeding, … Continue reading

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Sorting it out

Several years ago I came into possession of a small plant collection of herbarium specimen mounts. While sorting through the collection many ideas surfaced for bookwork. My plan for organization seemed to change daily. It was easy to say, “I’ll … Continue reading

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Snowflakes in the Sanctuary 2017

In memory of Liliane In the Gospel books created between 600 and 1000 BCE scribes used their knowledge of the Pythagorean theorem and simple geometrical tools to develop a characteristic style of decoration that integrated complex interlacing geometric designs. This … Continue reading

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Snowflake Gingerbread Houses

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This blog is dedicated to the memory of Liliane, a creative spirit and friend. This year I made snowflake gingerbread houses for my nieces and nephews to use as a refuge for fun and imagination. The houses are constructed of … Continue reading

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