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Living with Loss

I just finished reading “All the Light we Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr and already I am missing the characters. The novel takes place during WWII in a small walled city on the coast of France called Saint Malo and … Continue reading

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5 Things to do when the Muse goes on vacation

Everyone deserves a break. So why wouldn’t the Muse occasionally slip off to some hidden paradise to recharge his/her batteries? Instead of panicking and fearing that your art making days are done, try these simple ideas: 1) Clean and organize … Continue reading

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Lucky Town

I love tools and I love building things. So when I found this vintage Stanley tool box at an antique store closing sale, I snapped it right up. My first inspiration was to use this hand colored map with a … Continue reading

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The Business of Art

According to Feng Shui, the Wealth area is in the far left corner from the entrance. I considered this when I decided to move my art table in the studio. Originally, I had my largest earning activity (bookkeeping) in that … Continue reading

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The Messy Process of Art

“This is not going to work.” That’s what I said to myself in the middle of my latest bookbinding project. It was a commissioned piece… a wedding guest book for a friend of mine… and I was giving it my … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Having Lots of Stuff

The customs agent looked at my list and eyed me suspiciously. “Brass hardware??” “Yes”, I said, and happily held up my small plastic bag of delicious patina. Clearly he did not understand my enthusiasm. I had just spent hours inside … Continue reading

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The Art of Longing

I have and I hear numerous conversations that begin with the words “as soon as”. As soon as I have the time, I’m going to promote my Etsy shop… as soon as I have the money, I’m going to buy … Continue reading

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