Saturday, February 9, 2019


These days I'm drawn to work with hearts.  Its nice that my designing goes so perfectly with the month that celebrates love and hearts and may I please add chocolate to this list?

Its slow progress right now but I hope to speed up a bit now that I've made two prototypes.  I still need to back them, add a loop of twisted Sari silk and pronounce them hangable. 

"Love is our true destiny.  We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone -- we find it with another." - Thomas Merton


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hunkered down for Winter!

Good excuse to stay home and create!

Trees down, neighbors helping each other dig out, 
Waiting for a clear path to the mail box.
Beauty everywhere.

"Nature is full of genius, full of the divine; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.."
Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


New Year, new word

"vignette -- a small ornamental design filling space in a book or carving typically based on foliage"

 This past year I just could not settle into anything.  I tended to jump from place to place, idea to idea never really extending my learning curve nor my imagination.

With a new year I'm always tempted to become orderly. I have gathered together all the 'small stuff' accumulated over several years.  Earrings that I no longer wear, buttons of all kinds, charms from 'old' bracelets.  My goal for this year is to make up a bunch of 'vignettes' reflecting 'where I am right' now as well where I have been in the past. We'll see what I discover.

"Bits and pieces flung into the universe, sticking in the sky like cotton balls on a jet black velcro surface." - Bradley Chicho

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

"Much the Worse for Wear"?

Happily I say goodbye to this year.  Not that it was bad mind you, but my body and mind have changed (dare we mention the three letter word age???).  I'm trying to keep up with the changes but some days are harder than others.

I want the old energetic, 'go getting' girl I once was but am trying to  accept my limitations and seek grace, beauty and love .  Sometimes it comes easily and other times its a struggle.  

Do you keep a journal?  Do you make 'resolutions' for yourself, to 'evaluate' your life as we turn the last page of 2018? 

I have kept journals for years. I find it helps to just write down all the good stuff and get the bad stuff out of my system by writing it down too.

To all of my friends I wish you a wonderful new year ahead - one where you make only good memories.
Happy New Year!!!

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier". 
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thanks Giving -- Giving Thanks

Thinking about "Thanks Giving" and all that those words imply made me think about my "Gratitude" jar.  Filled to the brim with little bits of thankfulness.Wouldn't it be more appropriate to take it from Thanksgiving Day to Thanksgiving Day?  

This shortly passed Thanksgiving I went through the jar I've been filling and read all of the little scraps of paper. 

 Once finished I set up this jar (which is a tiny bit bigger) for filling from this Thanksgiving to next year's Thanksgiving.  

We have all sorts of celebrations and holidays in this country but I do believe that Thanksgiving should be the most meaningful holiday of all.  

My 'thankful' thoughts go to each you for taking the time to read  my words and enter my world even though we have never met in person.

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
William Arthur Ward


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