Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis


My Artistic Journey from Pottery to Chinese Painting

by Vanjie Bratt, Becketwood Member Some of Vanjie’s paintings and pottery will be in the October Art Show in the Becketwood Galleries and Display Case. The photograph is in front of a Scandinavian hutch that she designed and had constructed. The flower garden Mother planted in front of our small 1888 farmhouse is one of […] Read More

Yes, Pigs Can Fly

By Peggy Ryden, Becketwood Member While visiting the Member’s Workshop admiring Leif Duus magically transform a block of wood into a figure, Roger casually asked: “Have you ever made a pig with wings?” and showed him his business card with a flying pig.  Leif chuckled and said “No.” The next week we overheard a conversation […] Read More

Quilts – Connection and Creativity

by Jane Johnson, Becketwood Member In September, the Becketwood Art Committee is planning a member quilt show, at my suggestion. Helen Gilbert is the coordinator. Once they put out the request for submissions, so many wonderful quilts came to the surface that they have planned a second show for 2019! What do quilts mean to […] Read More

Haiku for New Knee

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member View from my window in St. Joseph Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, of Assumption Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the date of my total right knee replacement Romanesque towers shimmer in afternoon sun touching bright blue sky. Diaphanous clouds filter golden, sunset splashes, transforming limestone. Silver full-moon face paints […] Read More

Summer in Fernwood Glen: Leafcutter Bees

Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member If on a sunny day you carefully watch the flowers in Fernwood Glen or the Member gardens, you will find a parade of bees zooming in for a snack of nectar or a load of pollen to bring home. Most of what you see will not be honeybees. They will be […] Read More