sewing lessons

11 . July . 2010

after finishing ‘betsy-tacy’
[which we loved]
we’re now reading,
‘meet samantha’.

and her ‘hour a day’ with grandmary
inspired us to begin our
own sewing lessons.

refilling the pin cushion,
a shinyexciting task
for young fingers.



11 . July . 2010

aahhh, thank you notes.

thanks to my mom
for patiently teaching
scott + i the beauty
of a promptlyhandwritten word
of gratitude.


11 . July . 2010

en route home from camp…

. charlotte young hinzman .

11 . July . 2010

we love you, scott + sara.

well done on the memorial service, scott c.

Long time Ridgewood, NJ artist and resident,
Charlotte Young Hinzman, died June 30th. She was 89.

Charlotte was a well respected Landscape Painter,
inspired by the dunes of Cape Cod and the mountains and hills
of the New England landscape. She was affiliated with the
Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, MA for 25 years, as well as had
solo shows at the Ben Shawn Gallery, Balcony Gallery,
Wayne YMHA, Maurice M, Pine Library Gallery, Cottage Place Gallery,
Atrium Gallery YM-YWHA, and The Stable in Ridgewood, NJ.
She was also a two-time recipient of the Arts Council of Ridgewood Award.

She once wrote about her own painting, “In looking at my work,
the viewer will often experience the movement of bisecting lines
and planes exactly as I do as I translate a landscape or seascape
into color and shape on a canvas. Always I paint from an actual
physical scene, but strong feelings frequently cause me to abstract
what I see as my emotions lead me. This results in an almost immediate
bond between the viewer and the painting, an intimate, exciting rapport.
We are seeing – and feeling – the same scene.”

Charlotte started her career as a Commercial Artist, designing book
jackets for Macmillan Publishing with a specialty in hand lettering.
While raising her 4 children, she worked from home continuing to design
for MacMillan and doing other commercial work for The Paper Bag Players,
a leading U.S. theatre company for kids based in New York City.
Once her children were grown, she returned to work full-time as a designer for
Prentice Hall for 15 years, retiring in 1989.

Charlotte Young was born May 11, 1929 in Bronx, NY.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Hunter College
in New York City. In addition, she was a Design Graduate from the Pratt Institute
in New York City and later received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from
William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.

She married Harry A. Hinzman in 1945, while he was on leave from
the Navy during World War II. They were married 43 years until his death
in 1988. For much of their marriage, they lived in Ridgewood, NJ,
having moved there in 1957.

She is survived by her four children: Janet Y. Hinzman, M.D. of Williamstown, VT;
Scott A. Hinzman of New York, NY; Carol Hinzman of Philadelphia, PA; and
Laurie Hinzman White of South Orange, NJ; and five grandchildren:
Rachel Ford, Hailey White, Spencer White, Andrew Ford, and Harry Hinzman.

The Memorial Service will be held Saturday July 10th at 11:30am at
Archer United Methodist Church, 37 East Allendale Avenue, Allendale, NJ,
where Charlotte was a member.