Madeline Janovec passed away last year. The necklace is a black river rock and I think of it as my "lucky" amulet.
(Top Photo) Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Madeline, oil on 9x12 printed paper.
In other news I went to Quin Sweetman's reception in Cathedral Park tonight. Great to see Quin's plein air paintings in such a nice atmosphere and to visit with friends, new and old.