This is an end of August update to the blog I posted in July and am happy to finally show that which started with a pile of fabric and beads is growing into a shape! I was delayed when my sewing/quilting needles would not go through the seed beads and I had to purchase beading… Continue reading Creative Incubation: GROWING
We are rolling into the days of summer fun! Having survived our first east coast heat wave of the season last week I'm thrilled to end the day still energized and not drained. Summer means taking advantage of outdoor concerts - one our favorite activities. To me it is an immersion of musical artistry combined… Continue reading Creative Incubation
Dandelions, Fireflies and Wildflowers
I’m just finishing an amazing day…it was delightfully warm with a perfect breeze that carried into the evening chasing the mosquitoes away. One of my favorite books is called “How to be a Wildflower, a field guide” by Katie Daisy. It is filled with her beautiful art, favorite quotes and simple ways to find the… Continue reading Dandelions, Fireflies and Wildflowers
It's been a busy month and a half but not in my sewing room or on my PC! There is much to do outside that requires attention now: cleaning and raking the yard & gardens, putting in seeds, buying plants, planting the garden, doing the patio pots, moving my herb garden.....I made it to the… Continue reading am…pm oasis
Make It Your Own
I've just finished a colorful new blouse!! When I make clothes for myself I like to start with a pattern and then add touches to make it my own (*see bottom). Many years ago I got hooked on the Vogue Individualist patterns - I like their flair and they do require some skill. In this case… Continue reading Make It Your Own
Rainy Day Blossoms
It has been raining cats and dogs all day!! It is that time of year where we are given a glimpse of Spring: warm days that dry your clothes on the line within 2 hours; the planting of peas, kale and other cold weather vegetables. Then we see-saw back to nights near freezing. The… Continue reading Rainy Day Blossoms
Tomorrow is a New Day
Okay...its been over 3 weeks since my last blog and its driving me a little nuts. I have been having a temporary writers BLOCK!! Honestly, I've started a blog 4 times and erased; started, erased.....the words are just not flowing. I know there is some analogy I should be able to apply to this situation… Continue reading Tomorrow is a New Day
Toss the Rascals Out!
I want to talk about sleep...or maybe lack of it. For one reason or another I have nights where I fall asleep just fine but then something wakes me up in the middle of the night and then, WAM, I'm awake. You too?....you are not alone (ask around)! The trick is how to get back… Continue reading Toss the Rascals Out!
Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder
We all know the saying: "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". I'm sure you heard it while growing up. It is meant to remind us that each person has their own tastes and what one person considers beautiful may not be to another. This difference in attraction also applies to everything around us:… Continue reading Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder
Does your work love you?
I'm reading a great book called "Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert. She writes about inspiration, empowerment, attitudes, habits, ways you approach your work, etc. She talks about the Fear you need and the Fear you don't need and allowing yourself to embrace a creative life. It is not about… Continue reading Does your work love you?