July

Here we are, my friends….we are in the thick of it. Thick of what? Summer. Suuuuummmmer. Which, if you live somewhere like Vermont or England, etc. is a lovely time of year. For me, July usually sees me hunkered down in the house, playing Christmas carols and the like, trying to at once get myself […]

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Inward, Summer Days

Good morning, friends!~ I’m sitting at my dining room table writing to you today on a beautiful, sunny morning where the sky is a perfect robin’s egg blue, with no clouds. This sun is so welcome after rain and clouds all yesterday, and storms throughout this spring. I’m getting off to a slow start this […]

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Creativity & Community

Master Weaver Kate Smith and Illustrator/Icon Tasha Tudor work together to harvest flax for spinning. Each year they’d get together for several days to work together on their craft.     Lately I’ve been having really good conversations with friends. About our feeling that something is missing….lost but perhaps not unretrievable. Something many of us […]

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Happy Birthday, Tasha Tudor

  Good morning, my friends!~            Today we are celebrating the birthday of one of my most favorite people— my inspiration in art and life, Tasha Tudor.    My love for Tasha Tudor goes waaaay back. I discovered her by accident when I came across a damaged copy of “The Private […]

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Garden Morsels

Come in! Sit down. I’ll put on some Edith Piaf, and we can talk! I just came in from the back garden. Let’s chop up some basil for the pizza. Let’s also gather some pineapple sage, stir it into a pitcher of water. Let’s have summer dinner.    Food is helping me get through summer, […]

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Notes from a Summer Garden

 During the summer, mornings are my favorite time. The light is lovely and buttery, but not harsh yet. The garden has had a nice rest during the night. There is a sense of waking up, unfolding, peace.    It’s no secret around here that I struggle with summer. The heat here in the southern plains […]

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An Ozark Fiber Retreat

   A few weeks ago, I loaded my spinning wheel in the car before the sun was even up and headed to the Ozarks; I was off to my first ever art retreat! And this one was special, because it was all about fiber art!   Hosted by Vicki and Debbie from Fleece ‘N Flax in […]

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