Hunt Stained Glass Studio Statues

You are driving up a ramp and you look to the right. You sit in bumper to bumper traffic. See the arc of the West End Bridge  You see the tops of statues that stand along a wall for Hunt Stained Glass Studios. I had to research who the statues belonged to and thank goodness for Google Street view.

Hunt Stained Glass Studio Saints
Saints' statues sentry- this is a second story level and the road is below this ramp.

Tribute Reading & Reception 9-18-10/Scroll Down for Information

Celebration of the Life of Christina Murdock
Tess created this bouquet for Joan when she hosted Book Club. Christina was a member of Book Club, too.
Christina Murdock

Christina Murdock was awarded the 2006 Sara Henderson Hay Prize from The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online, and her writing has been published in The 10th Floor Review, Collision, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Voices from the Attic and Pittsburgh CityPaper. She died in April just one week before her 30th birthday and is survived by her husband, Terry, and daughter, Sophia. A  tribute reading of her work will be held at 1:00-3:00  p.m. on Sept. 18 at Kresge Theater, Carlow University. Free and open to the public.   Sales of her book, Burying the Body,($12.95)  will benefit a scholarship fund for her daughter. Sponsored by Madwomen in the Attic, a creative writing group for women @ Carlow University.  If you would like to order a book let me know.

Panza Gallery, Millvale- Interior/Exterior

Formerly a German Dance Hall.  There is always an art exhibit, portrait (Mon) and Figure Drawing(Th) classes and expert framing. PANZAgallery  115 Sedgwick Street  Millvale Pa 15209  412.821.0959 Wed.Thurs.Fri.10-5     Sat10-3       Click here to see Mark Panza’s photographs.

Monday Night Portrait Class at Panza's
Where I get all my framing done.

Birthday Cake on the Front Porch

After I had baked the layers and let them cool, I knew I’d frost them before heading out to the Steelers game at Cj’s.  Set a table on the front porch to photograph the effort while I waited for Steve to come home to go to the game.  The occasion? Happy Birthday Roberta!

Vanilla with vanilla
Vanilla cake with vanilla icing. 1-2-3-4 Recipe and Buttercream.

Saturday Night in the Strip

I was the passenger. Steve the driver. This car pulled up to the red light.  I have noticed cars lately. It isn’t that old a model or anything but was immaculate! We went for a couple of pizza slices in Bloomfield after traipsing around Penn and Smallman St.

It is great to be a passenger and shoot without watching the light change.

Sebastian, 8 wks & his Parents- Fair in the Park

Grada Mosaics artist Adalgisa Bosonetto and her husband in their booth at the Fair in the Park. When I first walked in it was just the Dad.  He was measuring the photo size in the frames for me.    I bought two colorful mosaic picture frames.  When Mom returned to the booth I suggested I take their family photo and  Sebastian gave me a nice smile as I shot it. Seeing this young family made me feel happy!

Mellon Park is the setting for this annual fair
He looked at me and smiled! What a lovely family. We are going to have to photoshop in his brother!