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no collage

my big creative year : the importance of no and what I love about collage

“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” Gandhi I say yes when I should say no. I think it’s most often to please or to avoid immediate discomfort, sometimes to avoid taking the time to make a truly thoughtful decision or […]

on August 3, 2015 0
little birds in progress

on my work table : bright and happy things

For the last week or so I’ve had lots of happy, sweet, festive things to work on.  It is a lovely thing that I hear from women who had my  caketopper birds for their wedding and would like a little bird for their child and so I’ve been making special birds for little girls. Two were for a birthday […]

on July 29, 2015 8
cleaning and organizing

my big creative year : the magic of tidying up

I recently read Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”.  The book isn’t about cleaning, it’s about decluttering (the photo is from a house I visit upstate -I chose the photo because I love it, everything about it, and it expresses the beauty of essential things – just the essential things – the joy […]

on July 27, 2015 35
sketchbook : week 23

sketchbook : week 23

Week 23 in my yearlong sketchbook practice.  I have 161 little squares, it has outgrown it’s box and weighs one and one half pounds.  It has become a habit but I wonder what will and what should happen after the year has past, after my commitment expires. 

on July 25, 2015 11
ghostly edwardian gown

my big creative year : ghost gown

She danced right in….. It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve run into a perfect, ruined whisper of a gown. I haven’t been looking, and none have found me. Interests, fascinations have seasons I guess and I wondered if this particular season had faded away forever. This Edwardian lawn dress, perhaps a wedding dress, arrived […]

on July 20, 2015 8
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