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Naps save lives

My Journal

The National Stationery Show is a little less than a month away and I have been in a sea of paper.  And I love every second of it.  Creating. Sewing. Designing.  Thinking and then rethinking.

Lately, my creative process takes place on my kitchen table more than in my studio.  I need to scan, print and play in photoshop and my cozy little studio has no technology except a coffee maker and a sewing machine.   But it is stocked with every kind of paste, gel, stamp and paint you can think of.  So I have been ma... Read more →

My one little words

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A cold January and February.  Me, inside, warm and busy, creating and shipping out lots of One Little Words.  These are words that people make part of their day and year.  I script them out of salvaged material. And they become visible.

I am grateful to be a part of Ali Edwards' powerful One Little Word movement.

I pause as every salvaged word is created and packaged with love. I think about each person and why they picke... Read more →

Talking in my sleep

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This past week I had some things to do that were hard for me.  So I did them. And I will do them again.

But here is what I want to tell you.

The day before the hard stuff, I made time for yoga.  And for church.  I stocked my house with food.  I took a warm bath. I was calm and quiet.

The night before, I picked my clothes out.  And then I fell asleep easily and deeply. I did wake up a few times in the night and I heard a voice softly say "you so have this."

And it said it over and over a... Read more →

Breakthroughs over breakfast

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I get on my bike and ride down the canal and meet the lovely Heather Davulcu for breakfast.  This is a weekly happening.  Or at least we try very hard for it to be.

breakthroughs over breakfast

One we both need and look forward to.  Coffee, sketches and ideas are spread across a tiny table in a small town breakfast nook.  Heather ma... Read more →

Summer mornings

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Hey summer, I know you have been around for a while now, but I want to sit with you a bit before you go.  So don't rush out. Take your sweet time.  Okay?

I love fall but I am not ready to let summer quietly leave. This past week I put an extra blanket, towels and chairs in the back of the Jeep for when the beach calls me.

And I know it will.

My garden thinks it is early July.  I planted seeds late in the season and they are all blooming.

The zinnias, green beans, raspberries ar... Read more →