Two Sisters In American Art Collector 2015: so close in age, but so far apart in art themes. Most of the Blog Readers are familiar with Bobbi Mastrangelo's Manhole Art. Her relief in American Art Collector is "City of Orlando."City of Orlando
Now you have the opportunity to meet her sister, Judie Betschen Pufpaff who tells us her story! Here is her piece in American Art Collector: "Walk in the Light" Isaiah 2:5
"Sharing a childhood home gave us (and our siblings) opportunities to explore and create the life every child would love. Our parents encouraged the fine arts along with a very strong vein of independent thinking. Imagine a home in the hills of Springville, New York that resounded with music and laughter. Our neighboring farmers probably rolled their eyes at the “city folk” trying to raise 6 children with chickens, a pet pig and acres of strawberries, while our dad drove into Buffalo each day where he sold Electrolux vacuum cleaners door to door.
Now, as I look back, I think of us as the Springville “Von Trap Family," singing and playing whenever possible. Hard work, honesty, high marks in school, being fine citizens and good neighbors were attributes highly prized by our parents.
Bobbi and I were the oldest, enjoying all of the rewards and responsibilities as such. We were very different: Bobbi always looked for challenges, gave every endeavor 150%, while I chose easy, fun, pretty projects. I would plant flowers or run to the woods to read a new book, as Bobbi tackled a huge report or essay. I chose easy “A” classes, while Bobbi chose the most difficult.
We are still very different in creativity, Bobbi loves sewer grates while I paint landscapes of sunshine and flowers. I always choose “pretty and elegant” while Bobbi chooses unique. We are appreciative of each others talents and pursuits, as we are of our younger siblings, all very talented and ambitious. We are blessed!!!"
Judie Betschen Pufpaff from Williamsville NY