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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What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

Nancy Selvin and Barbara Falconer Newhallat Nancy's studio with a Selvin tea pot she bought for her birthday. Photo by Barbara Newhall

What did I want for my biggest, fattest birthday yet? I wanted to visit to Nancy Selvin’s pottery studio — and go home a beautiful pot. Read more.

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The Bay Area Book Festival — My Idea of a Good Time

The Bay Area Book Festival was held June 4 & 5, 2016 in the streets and indoor venues of downtown Berkeley, California. The Lacuna sculpture garden and book giveaway.

If you are up and at ’em this fine Sunday morning, it’s not to late to head on over to downtown Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Festival. Treat yourself to 300 authors, 230 exhibitors and 150 programs. Read more.

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Nancy Selvin Goes Big — My Favorite Potter’s New Show

selvin, nancy. Large Pot With Lustre Wedge, 2016. selvinstudios.com

My favorite potter keeps potting away. Look what noted San Francisco Bay Area ceramic artist Nancy Selvin is up to now. Read more.

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The Baby Quilts Are Ready — Now All We Need Are the Babies

Author Barbara Falconer Newhall with the four calico crazy quilts she designed for the four grandchildren she hopes she'll have. Photo by Jon Newhall

Grandchild No. One is due in February, and I’ve managed to finish the baby quilt in plenty of time . . . Make that four baby quilts. 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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Shopping at the Berkeley Potters Guild — Three Artists, Three Visions

By Itsuko Zenitani, two round, fine porcelain ceramic bowls with ceramic lids-\that appear to be straw. At the Berkeley Potters Guild. Photo by BF Newhall

Lots of wonderful stuff to see at the Berkeley Potters Guild the other day. The work of three potters in particular, each with a distinctive vision, caused me to pull out my trusty point-and-shoot and click away. Read more.

 

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