Author Archive: Sherri Roberts

I have been having fun creating art since 1986. Doodles morph into characters to populate my Sunday-funnies style fabric wall hangings. The figures also find their way into Judaic items commissioned for home and synagogue worship. Prayer shawls, hallah bread covers, and wedding canopies, which I made early on, were my first successes as a self-taught artist.

aRt, then and now

Sleeping babies.  Unsuspecting subjects for sharpening my skills, both in life and in drawing.  And then they grow up. First, you see one of my 1993 efforts with my youngest, Shoshana, at age two.  The notes on the sketchbook page…
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You may agree that, in these times, a person could easily slip into a helpless state of mind. Or, we could retrain ourselves to interact with others actively, positively, and empathetically…stop-breathe-listen-respond-repeat. Most of October drew me in this direction. …
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Do Something!

After recently tweaking the “elevator-speech” description of my artwork, I was able to identify the latest bug in my brain; how to keep creativity and its fraternal twin, productivity, flowing. For awhile now, the speech had read, “I feed my…
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A change of season is breathing down my neck.  Children with backpacks have reappeared in the neighborhood.  The cicadas’ deafening, nightly buzzing has triggered the memory of my husband’s photograph of a 17-year-cicada taken just after the birth of my…
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How do you figure?

I figured out how I figure things out.  Could be late-night mind-chatter.  Could be choosing the right book to discover the right passage just when I need to find it. Could be talking it out and suddenly hearing something said…
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My sights are set.

My dog Weegee’s chunky, red toy disappeared under a dense bush last week.  Despite my on-and-off searching, it stayed well hidden until yesterday afternoon.  So, you are curious about how it was retrieved, aren’t you? Well, it was all because…
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