Category Archives: Life

Two Hours a Day – Who Knew?

My new schedule of “no electronics in the morning, 2-3 hours making art first thing” is successful beyond anything I expected! By having this time every day, I am able to give myself permission to do just so much, then … Continue reading

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Ending Another Year

They just fly by so quickly, don’t they? It’s been 6 months already since my surgery that I talked about in my last post. I have healed well, although I still have pretty gnarly-looking incisions. Apparently it will be another … Continue reading

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The Years of Lightening Up

Some of you will remember that my mother died just over two years ago, and that has prompted a huge evaluation of my life and honoring of my own mortality. If I have (with luck) a third of my life … Continue reading

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Where Have I Been???

I just realized it’s been almost two months since my last post. Wow. My excuse is that I’m in the process of moving – we built a new house on the opposite corner of the greater Columbia area from our … Continue reading

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Creative Play 

This week I have started a new daily practice – creative play. It’s meant to knock the mind loose, think differently, push boundaries. Proceed when the results are unknowable. Have fun. To help me with this, I’m using Keri Smith’s … Continue reading

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I have died and gone to button heaven

Here at Mulberry Silks in Carrboro NC.

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BitterSweet

No big changes in life happen without mixed emotions. At least, none of mine ever have. This time is no different. I’ve just retired from my job of 17 years. Last Tuesday (March 1) was my last day there. I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving – Turkey & Spinning

On Thanksgiving every year, I tweet throughout the day some of the the things I am #thankful for. I love that for at least one day, I focus on those things that make life worthwhile. We had a quiet turkey … Continue reading

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Thankful

I’m very thankful, this week, for my spinning wheel. It centers me, and settles out the frustrations of my days. It helps that I’m spinning luscious BFL-Silk blend fiber, in gorgeous fall colors. Lovely feel and lovely result. The picture … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday

It’s been a while since I shared my Sunday adventures in the kitchen. The first fun item was inspired by our trip to The Local Buzz down in Rosewood. Mick and I delivered fund-raiser coffee there to support local flood … Continue reading

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