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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Linda's modern designs are influenced by organic forms, and she com- plements them with natural stones such as onyx, malachite, and agate. Linda finds inspiration all around: in the garden, in a piece of lace, or even in architectural designs. "Everything can become a piece of jew- elry," she said. Her pendant's undulations were influenced by a medieval woodworking method of depicting folded cloth called "linen fold," which she first saw when a Dana Hall art teacher arranged a tablecloth in that way. "I always wanted to make jewelry," Linda said. She began with a jew- elry-making class while on sabbatical from Dana Hall. It was Ruth who encouraged Linda to join the gallery and also had a role in her first sale. "The first pair of earrings that I made," Linda said, "were bought right out of my ears at a sale of Ruth's for juvenile diabetes research." Nancy has been taking photographs since she was a child and giv- en her first camera — the Eastman Kodak Brownie. She's focused her photographic lens on the rough textures and nostalgic appeal of New England's wooden boats, which are featured in her book, Afloat on the Tide: Wooden Dinghies, Prams, Skiffs, and Other Rowboats (Sheridan House, 2009) and most recently has turned to creating small worlds through macro (extreme close-up) photography. She's been told that she has an innate sense of color, and her vivid work proves the observation true. Inspired by the sea, Nancy arranges objects in water — marbles, holiday ornaments, colored glass — and captures the shimmering effervescence of bubbles through that liq- uid with amazing clarity. In another series of work, found sea sur- prises — twisted tow ropes, barnacle-encrusted seaweed, oysters' pearly interiors and spiky sea urchins — gleam against black backgrounds like jewels. Nancy prints her photographs on canvas and on aluminum and also has created a line of calendars and cards. In 2017, her work was shown 173 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8 artist profile "an innate sense of color"

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