Category: art & crafts

write for yourself

…“it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” _Cyril Connolly Yesterday at lunch time we opened our home to entertain strangers. Again! As so often happens, both of our guests are educators and so have lots in common with D, and so they have lots to…

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March marches on…

The first week of March came…and went. No new posts on the blog.  I’ve been busy. I missed y’all though. Instead of writing posts I spent a lot of time in the studio working on memories, ideas and new art pieces. The weather has been very cooperative…several days of soft, gentle rain. There’s nothing I love…

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meet Lou

Frieda Louise 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll This fire-cracker is Frieda Louise. Her friends call her “Lou”. You, of course can call her anything you like. Standing about 22 inches tall, she has wired hands and arms allowing you to pose her as you please. Her body is soft faux kidskin, firmly stuffed with 100% new…

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meet Ami –

Ami 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll Ami is a good little girl, but her fashion idols are Kat Von D and Abby Sciuto from NCSI...so…her wardrobe makes a chic—goth—retro—punk statement. That makes her fashion sense every mother’s nightmare. Tats on neck and lower back and a belly-button ring add to her panache. Ami stands 22 inches tall. Her…

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timeless notions

Awhile back I shared that we were scanning all of our 35mm slides—bringing them up to digital date. Many of our photos go back to the early years of our marriage, starting in the late seventies. What I may not have mentioned are the hundreds of slides my Dad took during the mid-forties when he was…

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b my valentine

Just two more weeks till Valentine’s Day!. I can hardly wait. I’m all about hearts and flowers don’t ya know.  February, too. February is the LOVE month for those of us who reside in the USA. By the second week in January retailers have packed their shelves with hearts and flowers, candy and cards. Red…

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meet Keesha

Keesha 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll Diva attitude and ready to par-tay! She’s all that. Twenty two inches tall and poseable, this beauty will add a little heat to any night on the town. Well…at least she’ll warm up any doll collection she becomes a part of. Her body is soft faux kidskin, firmly stuffed with…

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little things

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s how you carry it. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Finally, I understand…little things are the most important things in life. Hope your loads are light, your outlook is bright, and you are being blessed in every little thing you…

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fiction

Madison Compton’s story begins in a ramshackle mountain cabin when she was a defenseless child of nine. Terrified, yet defiant, the abused little girl grows up to carve out a successful life for herself in the fast paced world of Industrial Design. Everything seems perfect for Maddy, then suddenly, without warning, her past returns, threatening to destroy everything…

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spring cleaning

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature–if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you–know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus…

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