Ellen received her Master of Arts in Teaching at Wesleyan University and some years later studied writing with the poets Mark Strand and Derek Walcott. In 1995 her artistic interests led her to open Once In A Blue Moon, a clothing, jewelry, art, and contemporary crafts gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, where she lives part of the year with her husband, Edward Zlotkowski. She is also the author of
Blue In Your Hair, Green On Your Chair.
A story about a little girl who wants to make a birthday present for her father and in the process discovers her delight in and talent for making art. Ruby’s dad has been taking her to museums her whole young life. She has absorbed his explanations and much of what she has seen there and is able to translate her knowledge into joyful doing.