Artist at work

Deborah Zlotsky

Behind the scenes at the museum

Friday Photo: Old barn on winter hike

Old barn with rotting  wood siding

Happy New Year

Just finished my first winter run outdoors in forever.

Hope you have a great 2020!

Throwback Thursday: West Point

One of the joys of riding the train into Manhattan is the river view. A bit cloudy, but always nice to see West Point, where I lived for a time as a wee one. It’s also where my father, uncle and grandfather all graduated.

Happy Mother’s Day

Mom and me. Best mom ever.

Friday Photo: 飴細工 (amezaiku)

飴細工 (amezaiku) goldfish in the Like Sugar exhibition Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 4, 2019.

Friday Photo: View of NYC from a Midtown hotel room, day and night

Vesta, 2002-2019

We rescued Vesta when she was 7 years old in 2009. She never liked having her photograph taken (she often ducked her head or walked away when a camera came out), so this is a rare portrait of her sitting calmly. We named her Vesta, the Roman goddess of hearth, home and family, for she was the warm center of our home life. Though we most often called her “Vesta,” and we didn’t correct people when they called her “Vespa,” we also called her “Vester,” “Vestela,” “Vesta-girl,” “Wag-a-muffin,” “Good girl,” “Little One,” “Wagster,” and many more. And though these words can’t say enough, she was a good dog, a close companion, and loving friend.