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Expats: Squares becoming Circles, becoming Triangles; our kids becoming Stars with Stained Glass souls...embracing the world as a whole. (See Naomihattaway.com post 2013)

Expats: Squares becoming Circles, becoming Triangles; our kids becoming Stars with Stained Glass souls...embracing the world as a whole. (See Naomihattaway.com post 2013)

Ottoman inlaid mother of pearl artwork in the Harem at Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul Turkey

Ottoman inlaid mother of pearl artwork in the Harem at Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul Turkey

Old Uzbek platter- still vibrant as wall art

Old Uzbek platter- still vibrant as wall art

This is how my life feels on most days...

This is how my life feels on most days.

Azerbaijani carpet, prayer rug design

Azerbaijani carpet, prayer rug design

In a usual Houston summer, this would be a welcome relief! (Can you feel the cool yet?) Jack, contemplating the Tennessee winter snow.  Displaying IMG_640032243373886.jpeg

In a usual Houston summer, this would be a welcome relief! (Can you feel the cool yet?) Jack, contemplating the Tennessee winter snow.

Uzbekistan pottery- love these designs

Uzbekistan pottery- love these designs

Soviet era mosaic idealizing life, work and productivity. A different kind of rainbow for sure. January, 2014 - Rainbow theme

Soviet era mosaic idealizing life, work and productivity. A different kind of rainbow for sure.

Speaking of Jazz, another of my Mardi Gras masques.

Speaking of Jazz, another of my Mardi Gras masques.

This is a sterling silver carved mirror from Turkey. All the backs are intricately carved so they could be turned face down- in Islam the "mirror" face could not reflect an image to the room.

This is a sterling silver carved mirror from Turkey. All the backs are intricately carved so they could be turned face down- in Islam the "mirror" face could not reflect an image to the room.

Prayer rug woven in Central Asia, received as a birthday gift from my student in Baku

Prayer rug woven in Central Asia, received as a birthday gift from my student in Baku

Hexa Grace by Victor Vasarely on roof of Auditorium Rainier III, Monte Carlo.  January 2014 #Rainbow #worldcolors

Hexa Grace by Victor Vasarely on roof of Auditorium Rainier III, Monte Carlo.

Mardi Gras... um, what happened in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans!

um, what happened in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans!

This is the cake I made for our reception for friends and neighbors at home on February 15th. Bottom layer was carrot cake- Joe's choice; middle was Mayan Chocolate; and the top layer was white with Lingonberry swirl- my favorite!  (This was the second cake- the other was the heart shaped basket weave cake we had for the family dinner after the service on Valentine's Day).

This is the cake I made for our reception for friends and neighbors at home on February 15th. Bottom layer was carrot cake- Joe's choice; middle was Mayan Chocolate; and the top layer was white with Lingonberry swirl- my favorite! (This was the second cake- the other was the heart shaped basket weave cake we had for the family dinner after the service on Valentine's Day).

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