Archive for the ‘Inspirations’ Category

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer have come early to my neck of the woods. It’s only early July, but the humidity and the heat make it seem more like August (and if we don’t want this trend to get worse, we might want to do something about it). Anyway, I’m feeling a little down about … read more

Words to love by

I haven’t shared this until now, but my grandmom is dying. She is 87 and has more than a few things going on with her. I don’t want to go into detail–I do want to be respectful of her privacy after all–but I feel it’s safe to say that she is at home with hospice … read more

When a garden is more than a garden

Even though I’m not having my own garden this season, my mind always turns to gardening this time of year. That’s probably why when I was recently catching up with my Facebook feed, this link about some of the coolest guerrilla gardens (sorry I don’t remember who shared it) jumped out at me. Guerrilla gardening, … read more

The Impermanence of Art

I came across this post the other day about the coffee art of a particular barista and it got me to thinking about all the impermanent art we experience. And I was thinking do we really appreciate how ephemeral so much art can be and does it even matter as long as we are experiencing … read more

Visions and a Roadtrip

I recently went to Baltimore on a C3 field trip. C3 is what we call our small women’s art and craft collective of 5 or so members. We get together periodically and create things–mostly we get together and talk about making shit though and talk about our lives, laugh and bitch in moan–all in equal … read more

Happy Fat Tuesday!

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Winter Blues

I’ve really been struggling to not be in a funk this winter. I don’t know about you, but I am not a winter person. I don’t like the cold, the dark and the grey days. I’m so not motivated to do anything. Like nothing. At all. I’ve been barely keeping up with the bare minimum … read more

Autumn glow and living in the moment

It’s that time of year again when you first notice the days are getting shorter. We all know that it happens gradually, but we don’t notice the change as it happens. Instead, we all of a sudden realize that it’s dark outside by 6:30 or so. It happens every year…without fail. It’s the same with … read more

Marigold Wisdom

This weekend I watchedThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was earth-shatteringly good or anything, but it was an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon catching up on mundane computer tasks while watching a movie. It does feature Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and I’d pretty much watch anything these two ladies are in…especially if … read more



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