Friday, March 7, 2014

“Lepidoptera” on the cover

A slice of my piece “Lepidoptera” is on the cover of the February issue of Genetics in Medicine, the magazine of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. A friend from my graduate school days at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, Karyn Hede, is News Editor, and suggested they use my work on the cover. Thanks, Karyn! 

It is based on a photograph I took of a Painted Lady Butterfly. It is a wholecloth quilt, painted with acrylic fabric paint and then quilted. Lepidoptera is the order of insects that includes butterflies and moths.

More “Beauty on my morning walk”

If you’re my Facebook friend, you know that I try to post photos each day of “Beauty on my morning walk.” Most are photos I take around my neighborhood when I walk my dog. Some are photos I take where ever I am traveling. It’s my way of encouraging my friends to seek out the beauty around them, and to feel grateful. Here are some recent photos. If you are on Facebook and have not found me yet, please send me a friend request here!