The Zing and Zang of School Uniforms

Should Schools Require Uniforms?   This Pressing Question, Will NOT Be Addressed Here Today.  Another Day, Perhaps. But Not Today. At this School (K – 8) Uniforms are Mandatory.  It’s a Charter School.     When You Select the School.  You Must Follow the Rules of the School. Not that I Worship Rules.  But in […]

Once Upon a Time in Brooklinen. A Mystery Solved.

A Long Time Ago.  In a Place Far, Far Away. A Princess Lived and Worked.  Loved and Had Fun.     Her Home was in an Antique Brownstone in Brooklyn.     The Princess and her Brownstone were filled with Light and Laughter.     The Princess Was Very Much at Home in Brooklyn.   […]

When Color Takes Over…Dive In!

Fashion Experts Say…Dress in the Colors You Love.  These Colors Will Be Perfect for You. For Me, It’s the Colors of the Sea. Aquamarine Sets My Heart Fluttering. I Was Sold When I Discovered the Aquamarines of the Turks and Caicos.   Maddening Never-Ending Blues.     After Our Trip to the Turks, I Have […]

California Driving…Feel the Breeze!

Going to Work in the Summer? Miss the Balmy Sea Breeze? No Problem.    Open the Sun Roof. Wave! Let’s Go to Work in California Girls’ Driving Style.     Special Warning…Cell Phone Photos Only Taken at Red Lights.     And Sing Out Loud(!)   “California Girls”  The Beach Boys. Well East coast girls […]

The Day the Wall Had a Suggestion

And I Listened. The Wall Told Me It Was Tired.  Totally Unimpressed with Its Dressings. Looking Quite Underwhelmed.  And Dull. It Craved Interest and Excitement.     Nothing Long Term. Just a Splash of Fleeting Something.  Fun.  Silly.     And in All Seriousness, the Wall Wanted to Reflect the Family That Sits in Its […]

Hey Mom…You’re Viral!

Mom…You’re a Real YouTuber! 7,096 Views! You’re Viral! Whatever Exactly That Means.  🙂 The Doodle T Flip Skirt. A 14 Second YouTube Video.     Flip and Dance. Giggle and Sing. The Doodle T Flip Skirt!   Reversible. Easy and Fun to Wear. Love, Jeanne 🙂 A Short Video on a Simple Cut and Sew […]

Adding Color to the World

I Did a Clay Sculpture.  A Lady Sitting on the Beach. Shells in her Hand.   Facing the Sea.  Her Hair Flying Back.  Sunglasses.  Smiling. “Beach Lady” It Was to Be a Gift for a Favorite Neighbor Lady on a Milestone Birthday. A Lady I’ve Known All My Life.  Her Daughter and I are Like […]

We Had a Peek at the Royal Wedding Gown All Along.

Before We Leave This, Can We Talk Wedding Gowns? Oh Good. Meghan Markle Gave Us a Hint of Her Gown Early On. But Perhaps No One Was Looking. Here.  For Her First Official Visit to Wales and Cardiff Castle. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Theory, $198 Black and White Check Jacket.  Structured.  Fitted.  Feminine. With […]

Summer Style…Fast Skirts for Sassy Women

If You Had to Stand All Day At Work. Hot Sun Bearing Down on the Crown of Your Head. Your Arms Burdened Carrying Books and Lighting Fixtures. And Your Feet.  Oh My, Your Feet. Wrapped in Tight, Strappy Unforgiving Sandals. What Would You Wear??? Exactly. Draped Linen.  Flowy.  Fun. Classically Professional. Perfect for Whoever or […]

A Metropolitan Museum of Art Restoration…At Home.

One Year Ago, Miss Doodle 2 and I Created a Clay Sculpture Ballerina. Inspired by Degas’ The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. We Used a Newspaper Armature, Twig Legs, Clay, and Tulle.  Screws Drilled into her Twig Legs Keep Her Steady. It was a “Mom and Me” Project.  In Clay. Our Little Dancer Was a Surprise Success. […]