"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Amazing Shay

Amazing... maybe, flabbergasted?
I'm running out of superlatives... of wow-type words!

There are so many wonderful pictures, that I don't know which ones to choose to show here...

One of my favorite foods...

Shay Aaron - pizza
Can you believe how small and perfect this is?

Shay Aaron - pizza slice

Ohhhh... pancakes!
Shay Aaron pancakes!

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These I've shown are jewelry, but Shay Aaron also makes ones that are "just plain" miniature food, if this term can be used for anything so perfect.

Shay Aaron - making pizza
(Uh... more pizza!)

Shay Aaron - coldcut platter

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Shay Aaron - rye bread

Shay Aaron - bread trays

Shay Aaron - sushi

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Shay Aaron - macarrons

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Shay Aaron - gingerbread charm

Do go to his Flikr, Shay Aaron, to see more of his fantastic work.
He also has an etsy site, Shay Aaron Miniatures, for those who wish to indulge.

Shay Aaron

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In the Arts

Very proud Grammie just has to show: Grandson premiering in the Arts — participating as a "colaborator" in a Yayoi Kusama exhibition!

The work is a revisit of her 2002 project, the obliteration room; now in Brasília.

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The installation, from the Rio exhibit, via

Monday, March 17, 2014


"Every time you feel yourself getting drawn into other people's nonsense, repeat these words: