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August 20, 2018

On Sunday, I woke up gradually, had some breakfast and found my way down to Dorothy Day. Inside the tables were set for lunch and I could smell beans cooking in the oven. A group of volunteers from St. Mary's Church sat with mugs of coffee, laughing and talking, their...

August 18, 2018

 Yesterday I went to Dorothy Day during lunch so that I would have the opportunity to spend some time with the patrons and volunteers. Over the past week I had been working during off hours so as not to interfere with meals. But I missed getting to see the people of th...

August 14, 2018

This past winter was a cold one. I realized coats hung in my closet that I wasn't wearing. I had blankets I wasn't using, and someone else could use them. I learned about the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in the church bulletin at St.Elizabeth Seton, and looked into it...

May 28, 2018

It's Sunday night, and I am processing the phenomenal celebration of the Creativity Takes Courage ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. I couldn't have dreamed of anything more enchanting, from percussionist Joanna Delgado playing the Mexican Mural song on her xylophone...

May 23, 2018

Tomorrow is the big day! The first completed mural, stretching 30 feet long, worked on by hundreds and a dream that was once just a little spark. It came to life! I remind myself at night when big ideas come to me, not to be afraid, and to go for it. I can't wait to sh...

April 14, 2018

I got on the phone this morning in search of the beautiful pigments Isaiah uses to create technicolor grout in his mosaics. I knew the product, but I didn't know who carried it, or how much it cost. I am not a phone person, running from the phone when it rang as a chil...

April 14, 2018

From April 2-6, 2018 I worked with Philadelphia's Mosaic Legend, Isaiah Zagar, creator of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and over 200 mosaics within the city of Philadelphia. For the week we worked in his Watkins Street Studio, in the Passyunk neighborhood of South Phila...

April 14, 2018


In November of 2017 students in the Fox Lane National Art Honor Society attended a workshop given by Art Educators and NAHS advisors Amy Salerno and Lauren LaMance on cutting mirror and tile, for their upcoming mosaic. 

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