Labradoodle Babies, Ema Design, and Marbeth's Jewel of a Book
This past February I introduced you all to my sis-in-law's new Labradoodle, My Guy. Well, My Guy and my brother's retriever, Gypsy, had pups this past week. Eight of them. That's my brother's hand in the photo at right. They're so cute you could just spit. But, I need to say "congrats" to my brother and his partner...and to the dogs, of course.
On to other news...Ema Design has announced the completion and installation of an interpretive display for the Denver Art Museum. The four-panel display highlights the restoration, conservation and preservation of Bernardo Zenaleâ€™s Renaissance painting, "Madonna and Child with Saints," which is part of the museumâ€™s permanent collection. Emaâ€™s panels incorporate step-by-step photos detailing the restoration process, as well as a cutaway of the paintingâ€™s climate-controlling frame showing how the painting is preserved while on display. The panels, which took approximately five weeks to complete, are now hanging with "Madonna and Child with Saints" in the European painting department on the sixth floor of the museum.
I'll have to send you all to Fanatic Attack to read about my recent trip to Natchez, Mississippi. While there, I met Marbeth Schon, owner of M. Schon Gallery and author of Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement (Schiffer Book for Collectors). I didn't purchase her book at the gallery, as I didn't want to fly back with it - it was darn heavy. But, I ordered it when I arrived home, and it's a fabulous book that's filled with great images and important information about the top jewelers of the twentieth century. Marbeth knows her 'stuff' - and I intend to visit her again this spring (and probably purchase another piece of jewelry!).