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Striped Pajamas

Striped Pajamas

The excuse for last week’s non post, as excuses go, merits little explanation.  For my birthday last weekend, among all the many kindnesses, someone gave me a cold.  On we go… Striped Pajamas.  It’s not about the children’s song I learned from Captain Kangaroo about...

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The Calico Dog, My Rebellious Entry into Sewing

The Calico Dog, My Rebellious Entry into Sewing

Sixth grade.  I found the pattern in Mom’s woman’s magazine. I don’t now where I got the fabric; it wasn’t really calico, but definitely not gingham.  So, though the poem talks of a gingham dog and calico cat, I made a calico dog. Rebellious start to finish!  The...

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Marie Kondo, Filing, Letting Go, and Dust Bunnies

I love Marie Kondo. However… I have never seen her try to tidy an artist’s studio.  My entire home is a studio.  This week, overwhelmed with file boxes, crates and stacks of papers that trip up the simplest of movements and bruise shins, I bought two (more) file...

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I MADE IT MYSELF…ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

I MADE IT MYSELF…ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

Consider it a double blessing when you make a gift with your own hands. The act of making for a particular person is a gift to the maker as well as the recipient.  The outcome or “product” is one of a kind, unique, thoughtful, and rare. The connection between you and...

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WRITING 2020

WRITING 2020

2020 Week 1  January 5 WRITING… “So, writing.  What a bitch.  I suppose being any kind of artist is hard at times, most times…”                                                                            ___Anne Lamott, Almost Everything, Chapter 6 I hate to write, but...

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Day Twenty-Five – Puppy Meditation Wake Up!

Day Twenty-Five – Puppy Meditation Wake Up!

My DogDaysOfSummer challenge is one quarter accomplished and the ship is still set at full steam ahead.  The DDOS are indeed getting warmer, a lunar eclipse is in process this week causing all kinds of interesting situations, and I am happy to have made 25 dog (and...

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In spite of caring for feral kittens and getting the mama spayed, I managed to get one drawing done! Miracle. Hooray! ...

So, I have been busy. A neighbor and I have been keeping an eye on a feral cat we thought must have kittens. Taadaa! Found this morning. They are gentle. The mom went in to the trap. I work with the SA Feral Cat Coalition and maintain a colony. Tomorrow we will visit the Animal Defense League and hope to be one of the first 10 in line for spaying the mom. She is skinny. A new life awaits. Who needs a kitten??? Thanks to Karen for all the advice and the cat milk from HEB. Who knew? ...

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