Lost in the Stacks

Lost in the Stacks

May I suggest an excellent afternoon activity? Find yourself a public library, or a great local bookstore, and get lost in the stacks of the children's section. I'm serious. There is something magical about being transported into stories for the child's mind. It...

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25 Artist Things

25 Artist Things

Everyone is an artist in some form or another. I know, I didn't believe that for a long time either. The best thing you can ever do for yourself is follow your mild, moderate, and insane passions. In the quiet of your mind and in the spark of your soul, What do you...

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Plans for Office Library Redo

Plans for Office Library Redo

When we moved into this house in late 2020, I imagined we'd tackle the office/library spaces quickly. We got the studio ready and functional,  and have redone it a couple of times, but pretty much left the office at the barest bones and life happened.... It just...

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25 Summer Things

25 Summer Things

  I know summer is official when I stop wearing makeup and have to talk myself into mascara. Also, my hair doesn't know how to be "down." Instead it's in a messy for days and days until I wash it and put it back up in a bun. We found our first snake in the pool....

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Clementine the King Charles Cavalier

Clementine the King Charles Cavalier

From the journal of life this week, we welcomed Clementine, a King Charles Cavalier, into our family! I know, I'm insane. When I got it in my head, I just couldn't put it away. We did some dog sitting for friends, and their Cav, Lulu, is the sweetest animal ever. That...

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The Weekly Word: Chasing Slow

The Weekly Word: Chasing Slow

Somewhere in the last year, in an effort to streamline my writing and the focus of my business, I have found myself writing specific things. One weekly word, one fun newsletter, and some decorating, painting, or life pursuits sprinkled in. While in this season of my...

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On Clarity: The Weekly Word

On Clarity: The Weekly Word

"I need clarity." She said it matter of factly, and in exactly the way I would. I was talking with a friend last week, and that ever present question came up. I can go this way or that way...what do I do; I am SO confused? The coach and fixer in me always wants to...

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25 Things

25 Things

Do you remember these posts?? If you have been around the blog since the beginning you will know these "25 Things" posts were a staple. The idea was to share 25 things you might not know about me, or even just a stream of consciousness list...I have missed writing...

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English Gardens

English Gardens

I'm not sure what has hit me, but I have recently become OBSESSED with English gardens and cottage gardens. It All Started with Wildflowers During this time of writing more, and being on social media less, I really have been immersed in all things home. What our home...

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A Place of Flow: The Weekly Word

A Place of Flow: The Weekly Word

Flow I often wonder if there are ways to step into a place of flow that I could map out for myself or for others. The question again came to me from one of you.  I genuinely believe there are some truths and some wisdom around the concept, but overall, it is...

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Behind the Scenes of Life: The Weekly Word

Behind the Scenes of Life: The Weekly Word

Hello! I've missed you the last few weeks! If you're like me, there is so much happening in the quiet of real life, away from the noise of the internet and social media. If you are like me, and your work involves sharing online, it gets tricky. There are seasons where...

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The Weekly Word: Soar

The Weekly Word: Soar

The brownstone stands tall against the city streets, Its original wooden shutters folding in from the walls to pull us in for the night. I’m sitting at an antique table, covered in a glass top because the owner, Sarah, says guests don’t really think about the...

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Playing in the Studio

Playing in the Studio

I have found that after major seasons of productivity, I tend to deeply need rest. Rest, in the physical sense, yes. But I need creative rest, mental rest. Rest so I may keep pouring out into my life, my family, my work. After last year's 100 Landscapes challenge (I...

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The Weekly Word: On Feeling Lost

The Weekly Word: On Feeling Lost

On Feeling Lost When I opened up the Weekly Word as a column, of sorts, your words came in droves. Thank you for sending them to me, and keep them coming! As I looked at my google doc, this one word jumped out at me: Lost. There is so much in the world right now. So...

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The Weekly Word 2022

The Weekly Word 2022

You know how I feel about words. Last year, I began writing the Weekly Word to my email list, and then posting it to the blog and sharing it with email subscribers. It filled me up to know that once a week (ish) I would share with you encouragement and pieces of my...

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Painting Artist Palettes: Artist Palette #2

Painting Artist Palettes: Artist Palette #2

Before Christmas break, I really got into painting Artist Palettes. It's a simple exercise really, but building a palette does take time and thought. What would a palette look like after I'd completed a painting? I find most of the time, I stare at my palettes long...

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Something Exciting is HERE: Artist Palette Paintings

Something Exciting is HERE: Artist Palette Paintings

Now that I am down to 11 paintings left in my 100 paintings for the year, I was itching to do something different. I began experimenting and playing. A project I am working on is building a wall of artist palette paintings in my studio and it occurred to me to paint...

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