Staff Picks From a Year in the Arts

2013.12.11 - Stafford, Ct - "With canvas, you paint the background first. When painting windows, it's detail first," says Donna Reed of the Mill Pond Too general store. Reed says she has, "always drawn," but until retiring last year from a full-time job she did not have enough spare time to do it. "Now," she says, working as a cashier at the general store and being able to paint its windows means, "I get to play."

( MARK MIRKO | mmirko@courant.com / December 11, 2013 )

2013.12.11 - Stafford, Ct - "With canvas, you paint the background first. When painting windows, it's detail first," says Donna Reed of the Mill Pond Too general store. Reed says she has, "always drawn," but until retiring last year from a full-time job she did not have enough spare time to do it. "Now," she says, working as a cashier at the general store and being able to paint its windows means, "I get to play."

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