BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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Holiday Gifts: Fun, Funky Fiber Art — Woolly Scarves, and Down and Dirty Angels

Cordelia De Vere's fiber art doll, "Vintage Angel #3." As she healed from cancer, her dolls became more light-filled. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Funky Gifts: Fiber art gets earthy these days in Berkeley, where even angels can get down and dirty. Read more.

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Funny, Funky Gift Ideas — Bernie Sanders Earrings and Clocks Made of Vintage Books

Earrings with photo of Bernie Sanders. $20 by Fuff. At the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios 2015.

Thanks to the ever-creative minds of Berkeley, California, a funny, funky gift can be yours to give — Bernie Sanders earrings or a wall clock made of vintage hardcover books. Read more.

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Dying Jesus . . . Dying Churches?

The flogging of Jesus Christ, and crucifixion, a painting at the Melk Abbey, Austria. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I saw a lot of Jesus in the old European churches I visited last month. Sad to say, in church after church, Jesus was almost always dead or dying. Read more.

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Cheap Thrills at the Glasmuseum Passau — Outrageous, Over-the-Top Decorative Glass.

Decorative glass circa 1835-1845. Bohemia. Round plate with amber Painted glass with chinoiserie motifs. glasmuseum passau. photo by barbara newhall

Spotted at the labyrinthine Glasmuseum Passau — wonderfully outrageous, phantasmagoric decorative glass. Gotta share it with you. Take a look. Cheap thrills. Read more.

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Another Bunch of Bouquets to Art 2015

Members of the Flower Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco created floral designs to decorate the ladies room at the DeYoung Museum for the 2015 Bouquets to Art Show. Author Barbara Falconer Newhall takes a selfie in the mirror. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I found more photos from last week’s Bouquets to Art show at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. So . . . here’s another bunch of bouquets. See more.

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