This past week has been one of milestones.

Welded steel sculpture of nest on pedestal

(leaving the) Nest
welded steel, 42″ x 32″ x 30″, ©NanciHersh2015
Photo: David Norbut

We took our son Griffin to college last week, said good-bye to Garbiñe our Basque “daughter”, had a send off iced tea in Kennett Square with my dear friend and former intern Ivana as she goes off to college, celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 27th, and Griffin’s 18th birthday yesterday.

Family photo at West Chester University

Move in Day at West Chester University-Nanci, Nate, Garbiñe, Griffin & Scott

Lots of laughs, tears, gifts in many forms, and above all, gratitude.

Shell, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14", ©IvanaGatica

Ivana gifted me with a lovely charm bracelet and this beautiful piece she created this summer from my Painting by the Pond Workshop. It is hanging in our Dining Room, or what my husband Scott likes to call our “Koi Room” Shell, acrylic on canvas, 11″ x 14″, ©IvanaGatica

Ivana Gatica at work

Ivana Gatica at work on her painting… that now graces our walls. Thank you Ivana!

And I gifted Griffin with this portrait of our “girls”, Dini and Maggie to brighten up his dorm room walls.

Painting of two dogs

Happy 18th Birthday Griffin…Dini & Maggie, acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″

Scott and I surprised each other with original art which has become an unspoken tradition over the years. From our early days dating long distance to marking trips or milestones together we have made, bought or commissioned original works that celebrate our life together.




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