Author Archives: Babs

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.

Getting around in Lviv

Lviv is as the tourist bureau says is “Open to the World”. As a non-native visitor I don’t feel out of place. There are people here from all over the world. My neighborhood market cashier now says thank you to … Continue reading

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Ivano-Frankvisk

“Let life be a moment and turn from moments, we have eternity in our hearts” Ivan Franko Another quick city tour. This time Ivano Frankvisk in South West Ukraine. Judy 90-190 miles from Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia. January weather … Continue reading

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Short Walking Tour of Yaremche

The word “Yaremche” comes from Turkish word meaning little half. Like much of Ukraine the city has been occupied by different countries through the centuries.  Today it reminds me of places in Michigan like Petoskey and Traverse City. There are … Continue reading

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I don’t ski anymore

  Bukovel is more than a ski resort   I was a bit nervous when my cousin Ivanna and her husband Sasha ushered me to the ski lift. I have many memories of skiing in Northern Michigan. Some fond memories … Continue reading

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A Photo Dash through Lviv

Lviv is a city alive with incongruacies and frequent visual surprises., Here I quickly include a few that got my attention last Friday morning.

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Somethings don’t get lost in translation

This flower pushing it’s way through the cement reminded me of how artists add beauty to our lives in the same fashion. Not always, but many times an artist must not be afraid to stand alone and expose themselves to … Continue reading

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A week of Discovery

A lifetime of sights packed into a week. So many new things still so much to learn. Not sure my Ukrainian language skills are improving as much as my English language skills are diminishing. Words in both languages are constantly … Continue reading

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