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July Uncategorized

Beware the Stories You Tell

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess… Yes, that is one kind of story. But that is not what I mean by the title of this post. Stories are everywhere. On television and movie screens, in books and magazines, and told by parents and grandparents to children all over the world. They flow […]

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April

Purpose on Purpose

  In my last post, I talked about intention versus attention. So, let’s further the discussion, and talk about purpose. We’ve all thought about it. Usually, as a young teenager or when going off to college, the question is “What’s my purpose in life?”. Or, if you have been reading self-help books for a while, […]

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March

What Are You Paying Attention To?

This morning, I came across this great blog post – https://whenwomeninspire.com/2018/02/21/intention-vs-attention-laurie-buchanan/. I highly recommend reading it! The post is fairly short, to the point, and really gets you thinking. In it, guest writer Laurie Buchanan talks about the difference between intention and attention. This is something I am willing to bet most people don’t think about […]

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March

What’s Going On?

So if you are an American woman in your forties, like I am, you may have seen a recent article called “The New Midlife Crisis” (http://www.oprah.com/sp/new-midlife-crisis.html). Even if you don’t follow Oprah.com, it has been getting shared through Facebook so quickly you can practically see skid marks. The author, Ada Calhoun, asserts that women in […]

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March

A Quick Update

Hello, everyone, and a Happy Easter this weekend to those who celebrate! Since it has been ages (yet again) since I have posted, let me give you a quick rundown of what’s been up. Unfortunately, not much. 2017 ended on a high note, but so far 2018 seems to be a series of minor disappointments […]

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August

Some of My Projects

Here are some photos of a few of my sewing projects from the past year. There are (many) more items that I either do not have photos of, or are no longer with me. This is just a sample. Quilts, baby dresses, bags, and more recently, neckties. I also apologize in advance, since most of […]

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August

Catching Up and Internet Creep

It has been blisteringly hot here in the state of North Carolina for the past few weeks. I love summer, but the heat index has been hovering around 105° F recently. With accompanying humidity, it’s beginning to wear even me down. However, the sun is shining, hummingbirds are coming to my feeders regularly, tomatoes are […]

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March Uncategorized

Here We Go Again

So, it’s been AGES since I have been able to throw pots. It makes me sad, but I know it is not forever. It can’t be, because I love it too much. I still dream of clay often, and wake up smiling when I do. Although the elbow is fine now, we just don’t have […]

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Uncategorized

Long Time Gone

Happy Fall! It has been a loooonnnnnggggg time since I have posted. I hope you missed me – at least a little! 😉 Quite a bit has happened since my last post, back in early December. Some good, some bad, some just dang annoying. I am trying to learn to let go and roll with […]

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December Uncategorized

Optimism and Baby Steps

Sometimes it’s the small steps getting done that can make you feel really accomplished. It feels wonderful when I bring my pots to the studio for bisque firing. Dropping off pots is a small step in toward the end product, however: 1) I got all my greenware across town without breakage! 2) My shelves got […]