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a day in June

My Journal

4:40 am.  I am wide awake.

So I quietly slipped out of bed and made some coffee and now here I sit. Wide awake with you. And thinking about this past year and this new year.

It is cold and dark outside.  I have a little heater in my office studio. I am wearing a sweater with a fake fur collar that is like a coat.

But there was a day last summer that was really glorious and the sun was shining.  I was on the farm outside my cottage studio. I was with an amazing photographer, some white wine, mu... Read more →

The Goodness

My Journal


That is the word I find myself using and thinking about a lot lately. The leaves are falling on me like blankets this season.  I am surrounded with beauty and color and I am joyous.  Seriously happy in a way that is so deep and pure.

I have so much tell you.  Little tiny strings of joy to share with you. Settle in for a few minutes with me.  Sit close.

I have made a few changes this fall.  One of them is daily studio time. And this puts me smack in the middle of a beautiful ... Read more →

Hour of Gold

My Journal

When I look back at teaching Hour of Gold at Squam this September, I will remember the light in those New Hampshire woods.

Hour of Gold

The light from the water that danced on our cabin walls each morning.

The light that was on each night in the library where I set up my class and studio as these women continued to alter the pages of ... Read more →

Our mission trip. Year three.

My Journal

Year three on a mission trip with my 17-year-old daughter. And 24 other teens.  And eight adults I have grown to know and love.

Three years ago, was our first mission trip to Freeport, Grand Bahamas.  On the way to the airport early that morning, I cried.  I was with a very angry 15-year-old and a bunch of people who knew each other other.  I felt so vulnerable.

That was year one. It was amazing. We went back again. Read more →

Over coffee

My Journal

Time gets away from me. And I have so much to share with you.

I want to tell you about the National Stationery Show and how good it felt to be there.  To show up again.

And I want to share about Squam Art Workshops. About all the magic.  And that each time I am there the magic is a little different, but what I need to see and feel at that moment.

Both of theses experiences need to be separate because they are so rich. So I will come b... Read more →