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A fabulous, schmoozy time on Second Saturday in Mendocino last night, with a passle of gallery openings and people traipsing all over the place reveling in art, sipping wine and running into everybody they knew in the village. We love that about living up here: community trumps everything and you have to build in extra time for all the hugging on the sidewalks.

My Baby’s Love Letters, the new project I’ve been telling you about of these big, framed initials that are made up entirely of line after line of LoveLOVELove, took up the whole thirty-foot wall on the east side of the front door at the Highlight Gallery and I had a blast greeting visitors and telling them about the twenty-six Love Letters. It was a feat to get all those frames straight but Sharon Peterson and I did it together like the Two Stooges and they look dramatic and chic, as you can see. We sold some too!!!!

The Highlight Gallery is brimming over with gorgeous woodwork, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass, pottery, weaving and more. A terrific showplace for local artists, and certainly an honor for me to have my installation there for this month. I hope you will stop in and get in on some of that love-emitting wall of Love, or go to their website to see a condensed version of all they have there. It’s amazing and gorgeous, and the view of Mendocino Bay from the front window is worth the trip from anywhere. I so enjoyed working with Sharon, Adrienne, Judy and Joanie in that peaceful, beauty-filled place.

My Baby’s Love Letters are wonderful gifts for so many occasions: birth days, birthdays, baby showers, christenings and brises, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and newlyweds, anniversaries, client gifts, Xmas and Chanukah, girlfriend presents, or just a sweet way of telling somebody you are mad about him or her. You can learn more about My Baby’s Love Letters in previous blog posts and on the new website that we got up just in time for the exhibit!

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This is the B with a heart and that is my Grandma’s photo. She was one of the many people in my life who taught me how unconditional love feels

You can’t spend two days putting up a show without waking up with your mind looking like a photograph in a developing tray — taking shape, becoming clearer, pulling out details, and then projecting into the next hours of your day — how will it be? I was thinking about all the My Baby’s Love Letters we hung on Sharon Peterson’s beautiful Highlight Gallery thirty-foot wall yesterday — twenty-six letters, plus two personalized ones equals twenty-eight — and about what was in those letters, which, of course, as you by now know, is LOVE.

LoveLOVELoveLOVELoveLOVE, over and over. Between 1500 and 4000 LOVEs in each letter. That is over 70,000 LOVEs on a wall. My god. And then, as my mind wandered about in pre-consciousness, it flew to Dr. Emoto‘s experiments with water. I’m sure you have read about him. Like, if you think loving thoughts into a glass of water, the water’s structure changes to beauty.

This crystal was formed from thinking “Love and Gratitude”

Here is a quote from whatthebleep.com: “Essentially, Dr. Emoto captured water’s ‘expressions.’ He developed a technique using a very powerful microscope in a very cold room along with high-speed photography, to photograph newly formed crystals of frozen water samples. Not all water samples crystallize however. Water samples from extremely polluted rivers directly seem to express the ‘state’ the water is in.

Dr. Masaru Emoto

Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.

The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health. The success of his books outside Japan has been remarkable. Dr. Emoto has been called to lecture around the world as a result and has conducted live experiments both in Japan and Europe as well as in the US to show how indeed our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions as humans deeply impact the environment.”

So, of course, the implications of a Wall Full of Love could not be avoided (in my brain): what kind of power is that wall emitting into the room? The neighborhood? Will Dick’s Place next door be affected? Will all those bottles on the other side of the gallery wall be imbued with loveLOVElove, too, and the bikers, when they drink the contents, will they feel a rush of desire to kiss somebody? And what about the people who venture through the Gallery’s door today? Will love just hit them in the solar plexis when they cross the threshold? And if they buy a Love Letter and send it, will the UPS man feel it through the brown paper wrapping? What about ME? I’m the one who put the thousands of LOVEs into the letters…how has that affected me? Actually, I am kind of a mushball of love right now.

WoW!!! This is going to be a science experiment.

Can the LOVEloveLOVE be transmitted on the internet too? Because the My Baby’s Love Letters site is up now. It’s over there emitting You-Know-What all over the place. OMG, you know?

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What’s in a name? Initially speaking: LOVE. We name our babies with care because we know our name informs our lives almost as much as we inform our name with our own soul.¬†Every time you say that name, or see it, a little thrill runs over your heart. We all have a special relationship with our first initial, too. It’s to some extent the symbol of our Self. I know I love my Z and collect them like a hobby.

With all this in mind, I’m very excited to tell you about my art opening at the beautiful Highlight Gallery, in Mendocino, this coming Saturday. It’s the launch of my new project, My Baby’s L0ve Letters — Typographical Art for Baby and You. If you live far away and can’t make it to the show, the website will be up in the next day or so and you will be able to go shopping around, but I wish you could come to the show. It’s going to be a madhouse! I love madhouses, ps. These beautifully¬† framed initials are actually made up of line after tiny, tight line of the word LOVE. They are printed on 100% recycled cotton, archival paper and finished in gorgeous seamless, four-inch black frames that are a focal point of decor in the nursery or any room. Adorably cute and sophisticated at once, My Baby’s Love Letters are a gift for all reasons and seasons.

My Baby’s Love Letters grew out of a little art project I did for my two beautiful grandchildren, Enzo and Baby Zida. As the announcement above says, they are a lively typographical meditation on the word love, a reminder of what counts and a message from your truest heart to the one you love so much there is no way to talk about it. You can choose the letterpress embellishment of a gold foil star or a red foil heart. They will last for years and are wonderful combined with family photos in a big hallway montage, or grouped together in a family bunch, or leaning on a mantel or hutch. Above a couch they are nonpareil.

Pricing is also awesome: Unframed Love Letters are $29 and framed ones, in the Max frame, are $89, plus tax and shipping. We can send them anywhere in the US and accept all major credit cards. For birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, bar or bat mitzvahs, Christmas or Chanukah, what gift could celebrate better the first initial soul of someone you are crazy about? www.mybabysloveletters.com or call 707 964 2522 for more information or to order by phone.

Look for further announcements here and photos from the opening!

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