Friday, August 29, 2008

Lost and found

Today, packing up my studio, I found this.

I was looking for it awhile back and could not find it. I tore the place apart looking for it. I found it today behind my cutting table, a large hefty affair that is pushed up against the wall. I'm glad it showed up. It's a small piece and probably slipped behind the table as I was pushing piles around. Easy to imagine how it happened. I'm surprised there was nothing else back there.

Last week Ray and Cayo moved the washer and dryer and Cayo found a ring that belongs to Emily back behind the washer. It has been there for a couple years at least. It is a pretty little silver ring with three stones in it, given to her by one of her Ecuadorean host Moms—a dear woman who died about two years ago. Emily was very happy to have the ring back.

They also found a dead mouse in the dryer vent, but nobody was very happy about that discovery.

I found these today, going through some boxes in my armoire.

Since it's an election year, I pinned them right onto my shirt and I'm still wearing them. They send a mixed message, don't they?

I wonder what other long lost or forgotten treasures we'll find. I hope I find the silver earring that I lost about 10 years ago. I still think it's somewhere in that house.


  1. Or my other panier...

  2. I'm glad Our Lady of Perpetual Embellishment turned up.

    Speaking of embellishment, I love the right-pointing arrow on the Goldwater button. Subtle.

  3. hey, I remember her, you did a very interesting post on the pros and cons of embellishment. Being the queen of bling, I think I refrained from commenting at the time, but I remember loving the buttons on her halo!

  4. This is the third time I have tried to leave a comment and I am getting ----. anyway, love the halo and love your painted face. In fact, I love your painting style and want to say so.

  5. Amazing, isn't it?

  6. "Our Lady" is fabulous ! So glad you found her !

  7. What a gem of a beautiful and sure of herself.

    Laughed at the campaign buttons - what a combination!! I never found anything as interesting when I moved. Glad you found those various treasures.

    I still don't know what happened to the paper napkin with James Baldwin's autograph on it. Met him on a quai in Paris, 1963,in his jeans and sneakers,taking a walk all by himself. What a thrill. It disappeared either in the divorce or the move. But I still have Joey Bishop's autograph on a menu from Ratner's on the lower east side; and Bess Myerson's sig. on a scrap of paper. Does anybody else out there know who those two people were? Or do you have to be from NJ/NY to remember them?

  8. Oh Terry, your found piece is so wonderful! My sil says that the best way to find something is to stop looking for it. Sometimes that does work, but it makes me nervous. What is it with that Goldwater button? Hmmmmmm!


  9. Love your piece. Saint Sarah?? hmmmmm.
    Your earrings are probably with the $300 I put in a safe place 10 years ago! However, I have since moved. I think you have a better shot.
    To Rayna.... I remember but I guess I fall into the NY/NJ club

  10. Terry, Your found piece is beautiful! I love what you do with faces and the embellishments just fit perfectly. What inspired you to make her?