Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

By Maryanne Grebenstein – I was asked recently by a local church to create a piece for their retiring organist. This organist is quite accomplished and had actually composed new music for a refrain frequently sung during Sunday services.

Workshop with Patricia Lovett

By Maryanne Grebenstein – This post is the third in a series describing a week-long trip I organized to take a group to London and Cambridge.

Making a Small Bestiary

By Maryanne Grebenstein – Many of you know that bestiaries are medieval books about beasts. They contain beautiful paintings and elaborate descriptions of natural items – primarily animals,

Golden Rule for Book Design

By Maryanne Grebenstein – True confession: I’m a total traditionalist. Although I have a great appreciation for the fun and spontaneity of a wild,

Fooling the Eye

By Maryanne Grebenstein – You may have experienced something like this: You walk into a restaurant that is housed in a building with solid walls all around.

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