by Ellen Loffswold (my mom)

Remember I told you that my 90 year old mom’s reaction to my book Conversations with the Muse about art journaling was “I can do that!”  I thought you might enjoy seeing one of the pieces she’s done since we set up the “art” card table in her bedroom at the assisted living home.

You may not know the meaning of this word “caterwaul” –  “to utter long wailing cries, as cats in rutting time”.  The word came to Ellen as she looked at the ink shapes that appeared spontaneously on the paper.  All she had to do was add the tongue and red eyes and voila!  A caterwauler if I ever saw one.



  1. She’s so inspiring! I’m a firm believer that everyone is an artist and that refrigerators are worthy galleries. Please tell her that we love her efforts!


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