18 October 2007


With due humility...


The phone rings.

It’s my mother.

“Have you seen The Australian Jewish News today” she asked.

“Um, no, it’s only 7.30 am and I don’t get it delivered”.

She is so proud… as only a mother can be.

This is part of the front page.

Then there is a colour magazine section called “Life”.

The man at the newsagent thought I was weird – buying quite a few copies.
3 copies go immediately into my kids’ memory boxes.
if you click on the photo it should be large enough an image to read - I hope?

It is nice for The Fiszman’s too.

On the front are some of the images from the box of documents from “The Brown Vinyl Bag” which is you have not read the post related to it, you can find it here.

Here are some photos of what I found.
Check out all that correspondence!

I now know who Willy was.

He was the son of a Sydney Rabbi. It's not the fellow pictured here though.

But more than that I am not going to tell you as you will have to wait till I piece it all together.

Ciao for now.


She Who Flies said...

Congratulations Judy!!!! This honour is SO well deserved! I'm truly happy for you and for the story you told in such a beautiful and creative way.

rochambeau said...

This is such wonderful news Judy!!
The power of your creative love is is beginning to touch so many people!! Could you ever imagined the journey you would be on a year ago? Hopefully the word will spread to many other publications too!

This morning on my walk I was thinking of you. Said a little prayer. When I got back I found your message!

sue said...

Congratulations! What a great honor for you, one that you worked hard for and deserved! I'm so happy for you, this is just too cool:)

Steph said...

CONGRATULATIONS Judy ! You deserved it! I'm happy for you !
And thanks for sharing !

I need orange said...

It is only right that the very important work you are doing should be recognized.

Thank you for sharing the article with us.

Judy Wise said...

What a wonderful demonstration of how the world moves to meet you when your heart is on the right path. I see the ripples of love moving outward from your hand; congratulations on your well deserved media attention.

paris parfait said...

Fantastic, Judy! What a lovely article. I'm so pleased you're getting some well-deserved recognition for your hard work and creativity!

Cre8Tiva said...

congratulations to you and to your mother...how wonderful for her to see your success...this journey of yours...such a joy to watch...i am so proud of you...and all you do...blessings, rebecca

Corrine said...

Congratulations from me too. I see many more commissions coming your way.....well done.

Julie H said...

Congratulaions Judy - what a well written story about your wonderful work. The world needs to hear these stories in the way you tell them.

Leslie said...

Good on you Judy! That is wonderful, and I'm so happy for you and the Fiszmans! You do so deserve this honor! Whooohoooo!

Gisele said...

Congratulations Judy....wonderful news & so well deserved!
Really looking forward to learning about the people from "The Brown Vinyl Bag" :)
Take care.

Karen Cole said...

Mazel Tov!!!

I have a sense that this is just the beginning.


jo said...

Such well deserved recognition Judy and the article looks fantastic with shots of the Numbers project included!
I hope this is the beginning of many amazing adventures for you!
Love Jo

LINDSAY said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! And I'm even happier that now, more people can be touched by the "Numbers" story!

Can't wait to see where your new adventure takes you!

Natalie B said...

Congratulations Judy, you totally deserve this honour :-)

Cindy Dean said...

That is fantastic! I am so happy for you! Although I think the whole world should see your creation! Bravo...

barone said...

Congratulations! You make a positive difference in the lives of many others.

Studio Panorama said...

Congratulations! It is a wonderful article and so well deserved.

Q said...

Dear Judy,
Bravo! Knowing the world will see your amazing work is a joy! This is just the beginning! I see documentaries and many interviews and commions. You are a memory keeper and a person who honours those that have gone before. Not only will we never forget we will see the beauty of each person through your art and your love.
You have changed me. I trust again. Thank you.

lindaharre said...

Congrats Judy!!!! It was only a matter of time before they came knockin! This is only the start of a series of honors for your wonderful pieces!

katie said...

wow, congratulations judy, what a well-deserved honor for you!! i can imagine your mother is just bursting with pride. your work is beautiful and amazing and now you will have a bigger audience to enjoy and appreciate it.

Susan Tuttle said...

Wow--Judy--congratulations!!!--an incredible honor for an incredible woman!--an incredible artist!!


mizcarla said...

Yay!! Congratulations Miz Judy--that wonderful book deserved to be celebrated and seen by lots of folks.


Pearl Maple said...

Congratulations and so well deserved. Your project is an imporant piece in telling and perserving history.

We all appreciate your sharing the journey and techniques utilised. Now we will be hanging on for the journey with the brown bag.

scratchfurry said...

What you do is so special you deserve the recognition and more. It's very special and I hope more comes of it for you.

craftyhala said...

oops...that was me signed in under a different account.
Congrats to you again.

Ro Bruhn said...

Congratulations Judy, this is just the beginning of many future publications, it's so well deserved.
What a magnificent collection in the case, I recognize the DJ bag. Look forward to seeing what you do with this little find

Barbara said...

Congratulation! what aspecial honour ! There are no word which can explain my feelings! Congratulations!

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations Judy I love how it says memory Keeper they should also have said great story teller.A great honour for a great Lady.Well done

R2artstudio said...

What a great article, and your picture is great! I've got a feeling, we are going to be giving you a lot of congratulations, not only now but in the future. You deserve so much. Can hardly wait to see your next endeavor!

tongue in ceek said...

Congratulations for sharing history with grace and beauty.

azirca said...

Congratulations Judy!

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous news Judy (both for the book and the newspaper). Huge congrats - mind you it is all triply deserved!! And I can't wait for your fabulous etsy shop - everything looks irresistable!

Gillian :O) said...

how is it that I've never found your Amazing blog before Judy!
I'm in Awe of your Art,had a wonderful time looking at your creations, and Congratulations on this amazing publication!

ps..followed the link through from your etsy shop ;o)

Loudlife said...

As usual I am just in awe of you! Congratulations on the feature in the magazine, you deserve it. Such beautiful and powerful work needs to be recognized. You know, I would love to see a book with just your work in it.

I had missed the brown vinyl bag entry when you first posted it so I read it today. I got goosebumps! The universe works in mysterious ways. There was some kind of energy coming off that stuff that pulled you, particularly, in.

I also loved the photo of your grandfather and Margot Fonteyn. One of my favorite ballerinas is Maria Tallchief. If your grandfather made shoes for her then he will officially become a rock star in my book! I have a little hero-worship for Maria Tallchief left over from my childhood.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw. I love finding out who has visited. I've ducked in here a few times, but mostly on the run, so no commenting. You would think that with Rexy in school I would have more time but it doesn't seem to be working out that way.

YIkes! I just realized I've written a novel here! I'd better go before my geekiness becomes official. Have a great week!


Dot said...

This is amazing news Judy! And so well deserved. You are doing a wonderful job of preserving memories for others. And I know you are touching many, many hearts in the process.

I loved reading how something mystical happens with each anthology. Sounds like you are being provided with exactly what you need.

I admire your art, and admire your spirit..

shirleymcc said...

Congratulations Judy!
I am thrilled to see your incredible work featured.

deMeng said...

great article, bebe
just had a chance to read it. Only a month or so and I can give you a congratulatory kiss in person.


Ruth Rae said...

what a wonderful article!

Lisa Cook said...

How absolutely wonderful to see your work affirmed and published! You are more than an artist. You are doing something so special with your memory keeping work. Thank you for sharing all the art and the publications with us. We can all be humbled by your gifts to mankind. You are a role model for us all!


Lani Gerity said...

I have goose bumps!

Janine said...

Congratulations! Great article.. and honour for such a great artist!

kathywas said...

Congratulations, Judy! What a FABULOUS article! Thanks so much for posting it large enough for us to read.

I am always inspired not only by your lovely creations, but the history and research that you put into each piece. You are beyond an artist..you are a true Master, and a salvation to all Jewish people. I think there was a reason why you were the one that stumbled upon that brown vinyl bag. Only you could turn that brown bag into gold.

Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all! I love both you and your work.

Lissy said...

Fabulous Judy :) How excting :)
Looking forward to more on the brown vinyl bag too :)

Suzan said...

Congratulations!! This is not half of the kudos that "Numbers" and you deserve!! It was a phenomenal piece, and so well deserving of any/all publicity that it gets!

I would have wrote sooner, but you gave me a standing ovation on my blog, and I fainted...so, as soon as I recovered, I rushed over here to say thank you!

Kristen Robinson said...

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO...I hope a copy is hpooing its way this way.

A well deserved honor for an incredible artist and a dear treasure!


Monique said...

Congratulations! Very well deserved! And how wonderfull it must be to be called a keeper!
You keep the past for the future!
I cant wait for you to take us on another journey!

Karen Owen said...

Judy, this is wonderful! And so well deserved. You are certainly the queen of "preserving memories"!


Deb Lewis said...

What a perfect way to celebrate such an incredible journey and even more incredible artist.. sooo well derserved. HUGE congratulations flying to you. XOX Deb

Megan said...

Oh my goodness!!! Judy this is great! And so deserving too - congratulations. So many people will be able to see your beautiful work - well done!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are such an ispiration Judy! This is fabulous recognition for a job well done!

Chris Millar

Coby said...

Dear Judy

A wonderful and well deserved honour. My heart is filled with pride and joy for you.

Much love Coby