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Inspired by Diane Hawkey beads

Every year the Bead & Button Show offers a Round-robin Make and Take. I had never done one before, but this year the Fly Me To The Moon design struck me, and my friend and I played along. The make & take is $29 for materials, which we paid as we picked out our focal bead […]

Desiderata

I am working on my shop, and with all the turmoil in the news I have no head space to draft a blog right now, so Max Ehrmann will have to do for this week. Desiderata by Max Ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As […]

Christmas Bells and Angels

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Till ringing, singing […]

Celebrating Character, Courage and Commitment

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it f or if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. Perseverance is my motto.” ~ Madame C.J. Walker Women’s History Month has come to a close, but women continue […]

The Gutsy Women Booklist

“I collect new books the way my friends buy designer handbags. Sometimes, I just like to know I have them and actually reading them is beside the point. … The mere act of buying them makes me happy– the world is more promising, more fulfilling.” ~ Dora in Literacy and Longing in LA This coming […]

a non-post

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~ Francis of Assisi I’ve been busy tending to my offline life, and don’t have a write-up for today. There are lots of thoughts mulling in my head, draft posts to be finished, but calls for art, taking down Christmas […]

Radvent 2012 10: Wishing

“No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from Fill your lives with love and bravery And you shall lead a life uncommon.” ~ Jewel, Life Uncommon Technically Radvent is over, but in Germany it is the second day of Christmas, so I can keep going! Princess Lasertron’s Radvent on Wishing […]

Radvent 2012 9: Stillness

Lately I’ve been craving stillness. It has been such a tumultuous year for me, my family, my friends, as well as the world at large, and I’m a bit exhausted from it all. Excitement, fear, worries, celebration, new ventures, discarding the past, learning a lot, getting to know new people. It all takes energy, which […]

Radvent 2012 8: Expression

“See your surroundings as a channel for self-expression. What can you do to love where you are?” ~ Princess Lasertron I decided to weed out my book cases this week, and it has me on a mad organizing bender. Basically I’ll be pulling everything down on the floor and then re-arranging the books. Prior to […]

Radvent 2012 6: Advice

Princess Lasertron’s ninth Radvent post is about Advice. I am not always good at taking advice. It occurs to me now that I tend to confuse advice with direction and even criticism at times. Being told to do something doesn’t always work for me, unless I am inviting the instruction in. So I will let […]