Sunday, November 18, 2012

meet the author of a stunning new book

Imagine my surprise this morning, when I opened my e-mailed link to Houzz and saw an article about the new book, Long Island Modernism 1930 - 1980.  The author, Caroline Rob Zaleski, was a classmate of miine.

Caroline was born and raised in England, but moved to Rochester when her father, a noted vascular surgeon, was hired to be the Chief of Surgery at the University of Rochester.  She became a classmate in 7th or 8th grade and I remember a petite blond with a wonderful English accent.  We've seen each other a few times since those middle and high school days; she's still petite but the English accent is not as pronounced now.

Caroline became a nurse and then a medical writer.  Raised by parents who loved art, that interest later evolved into Caroline's passion for architecture and architectural preservation.  She went back to school for further studies and has a flourishing career as a preservationist.  Her writing talents are now being used in that arena, resulting in this beautiful new book.  Published in September 2012, it's available on Amazon

I think the medicine/art connection is wired into many of us.  Caroline went into nursing first and ended up with a career based in art.  I started out as an Art History graduate, later went to nursing school and then 20 years after that was back in the art world with JOOLZ.  There's nothing to say you can't enjoy both, and certainly both Caroline and I have.  Congratulations to you, Caroline, on a job well done!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

fun colors - fun joolz

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Lenel to our lineup of artists.  Now living in Washington State, Jennifer has been making jewelry for some time.  When we first learned of her work, she was using sterling silver.  Now she's switched to working with anodized aluminum,, in all its many colors.

Take a look at her Paula necklace:

Don't the colors just sing?

And put them  together with her Naomi earrings, and you're ready for a party:

Have fun shopping!