All good things must come to an end and that time has arrived for our Quilt Challenge Group’s reveals here on the blog. Regular get-togethers, and even themed challenges, will continue for most of the ladies in the group, but I’ll be enjoying their fun company at reveal dinners while redirecting my quilting energies toward… Continue reading Quilt Challenge – The (Last) Reveal!
My creative muse took a temporary detour this winter into the world of photography. Inspiration struck after I read an online article highlighting the work of amateur photographers on the app site EyeEm and -voila!- a mini obsession was born. In short order, I was documenting the ordinary scenes along my rural road, taking portrait… Continue reading Photo-Play
Who hasn’t wondered if, in the grander scheme of things, their life and work have any lasting impact? I sometimes have to remind myself that a small life, lived with authenticity, sends out ripples of effect and the impact of gentle ripples over time can be great indeed. This past month I’ve had the privilege… Continue reading The Art of Connection, Part One
Years ago when I was a painter and my own children had grown out of being my model/muses, a dear friend allowed her two daughters to pose for me as models for potential future paintings. We made an afternoon of it – snapping photos outside in a couple of locations, ordering pizza for lunch, and… Continue reading The Journey Home
A week or so into the new year, I noticed an uptick in the 414‘s I was seeing and decided to start documenting them. (Click here for the story of 414). When these 414 events cluster together, I try very hard not to see them as harbingers of trying times to come, but instead as encouragement and… Continue reading Encouragement
In my last post I mentioned that the number 414 is significant to me and a reference to my sister, Karen. There’s a story there and in the interest of putting it on the record and not leaving readers wondering, I’ve decided to tell it. Many of you know that Karen fought a 12 year battle… Continue reading The Story of 414
This article is out of the ordinary for me, but I’m feeling compelled to write by tragic events that sadly, horrifically, have become ordinary. Hearing the news last weekend that 50 people had been killed in a nightclub attack left me feeling strangely numb. The horrors of Columbine, Aurora, and Sandy Hook, in particular, have shaken… Continue reading I Have A Light
I often randomly stop to take photos of things that catch my eye. My husband used to ask, “What do you want a picture of that for?” – but now he knows it’s for my art. Birds, leaves, flowers, children, architecture, beautiful patterns natural or man-made…the list goes on and on. There is literally inspiration everywhere. I… Continue reading Do You See What I See?