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Decking the halls and the walls and the tiniest of places. PART THREE: The living room

The living room. Where we live?  Actually we spend most of our time in our studios & kitchen but this room is where we live with some of our favorite collections while cozying up with a movie.  This year I brought out new collections and Christmassized some of the older ones.   Although I try… Continue reading Decking the halls and the walls and the tiniest of places. PART THREE: The living room

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How to read my blog posts

ALWAYS click-through to read my posts on my website; it's so much better! On a Facebook click anywhere on the post and it takes you there OR if you receive them by email click on the title of the post and it will take you there. Since I include lots of photos and art layouts,… Continue reading How to read my blog posts

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Seasonal outdoor inspirations

My husband and I escaped from the traditional turkey/cranberry/shopping week-end this year and headed way north to Quebec City, Canada to enjoy the old-city and its magical winter traditions.  Living winter outside is big here and Christmas marks the beginning of "plein air" festival season.  We walked for hours each day into the evening in… Continue reading Seasonal outdoor inspirations

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Sliding into summer; creative projects

I’ve been enjoying that in-between feeling where the last blossoms of spring are falling and the snorts of hot air are pushing the new plantings towards the sky. Nights are sometimes still cool here and the unpredictable New England climate makes my mind wander into centuries past when creativity here was necessity to thrive. It’s… Continue reading Sliding into summer; creative projects

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The making of an art quilt

"How long did it take you to make that?" is the question most often asked.  The honest answer? Weeks.  And months.  To create something original in stitched fabric - without a pattern, without a super clear direction - it does take a very long time as the piece builds upon itself before one's very eyes.  It's… Continue reading The making of an art quilt

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flavor notes and musical color

The drive home - just over an hour accompanied by the lull of humming tires - scattered thoughts and fragments from the day often morph together forming new clusters of contemplation that make for the most interesting conversation. Such was one that David and I had last week about the connection between the notes of flavor,… Continue reading flavor notes and musical color

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Color study; falling in love with white

I have fallen in love with the color white. I can't think of when this affair started exactly but a couple of years back I started surrounding myself in it.  My rooms have become white, I am collecting white brick-a-brack but most noticeably white has become the back drop color for almost all of my… Continue reading Color study; falling in love with white

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Painting fabric; autumn leaves

When I first moved from California to this state of New Hampshire, I was utterly startled the first time I saw the changing color of leaves in the fall.    Photos I had seen of them seemed "enhanced" but here they were in real life just as brilliant and as saturated as those surrealistic photos!… Continue reading Painting fabric; autumn leaves

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Color study; painting with plants

I have been given the opportunity to maintain the garden strip and planter in front of the building in Strawbery Banke where my esthetics studio* is; my own "community garden" if you will.  As a Storekeep I want the entrance to my business to be tidy and beautiful so this is yet another way I… Continue reading Color study; painting with plants

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Harbingers

This sweet little leaf was picked up on my road, a harbinger, for sure, of the ne’er too soon onslaught of vivid botanical color and the excitement that comes along with it in Autumn.  I can hardly wait. The reds, oranges and golds of fall are all the long wave-length colors so they literally touch us… Continue reading Harbingers

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A day in the studio; the gift of time

It is wonderful when it happens; that day uninterrupted, when ideas bubble up, thoughts are finished and we get the feeling of completed satisfaction when it is done.  I had two days like that this week in the studio.  The end of summer.  Pure bliss. One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is… Continue reading A day in the studio; the gift of time