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“Creating beauty is one of the highest and most healing purposes we can pursue.” ~ Trenton Tully in True Balance by Sonia Choquette When I took Shawna Moore’s workshop I learned how to use a butane torch, and loved it. After some research I purchased the Iwatani Cooking Torch, but then never got around to […]


“. . . each of us has to inhabit his or her own soul in order to find out who he or she is and where the intimacy of his or her heart touches the world. No one else can tell you that; the maps that others have are of no use. Each life must […]

Lady Lepidopterists

“Amongst the earliest known entomologists were women of rank, wealth and fashion who reared butterflies, painted them and embroidered their images on cloth.” ~ Michael A. Salmon, The Aurelian Legacy This month my Lady Lepidopterists encaustic collage is featured on Light Space & Time’s online gallery. This collage was in the works for some time, […]

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 […]


“Each moment of our lives, each moment that is given to us to live, we have to live very deeply.  Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world. The world needs our happiness.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh   On lighting candles. About the […]

Other People’s Words

Today I will link you to the words of my friends who have fabulous insights that resonate with me. LifeUnity offers a great perspective that is a breather from the six-figure lifestyle hype we hear all the time.  “I feel successful because I began with awareness, not with expectation. I am aware of my own […]

Roses upon roses

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” ~ Ben Hogan “How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson    “Everything’s coming up roses – for me.” ~ Ethel […]

lesson of the week

“Once you realize that life can change in an instant, you can relax into a steady state of joyful expectation.” ~Kathy Freston The past week has been spent administrating rather than creating. Tomorrow I will be back in the studio with more canvases, because the Dragonfly sold! Yippie. I have opened a business account and sent […]

another year older

“Know how to live the time that is given you.” ~ Dario Fo I celebrated my birthday this weekend (it was yesterday, August 22). Among wonderful well-wishes from family and friends I was treated to a lovely salmon dinner Saturday evening, and visited the Renaissance Fair in Bristol, Wisconsin Sunday. The weather was lovely and […]

rainy day

“We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.” ~ Henry Miller Basking in the sun is sporadic these days as the weather cannot decide on what season we’re in this month. Today and tomorrow will be indoorsy due to thunderstorms, which lets me catch up on my reading stash. Somehow the study of […]

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