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Making Postcards with ColourArte!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making Postcards with ColourArte!

I am making all thing map related an using ColourArte products because I love them and am currently on their design team. Today it is postcards from old maps using Radiant Rains, a watercolor spray that shimmers. Check out the how-to on the ColourArte Blog...

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ColourArte Shoe Hop!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Giveaway! | 36 comments

ColourArte Shoe Hop!

Today the ColourArte Design team has done itself proud by decorating shoes with all the products we sell. You can hop around today looking at shoes, leave comments on here and on the ColourArte Blog  for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop on ColourArte.com. My winner will be chosen August 6th and posted here on Aug 7th. Click on the logo above to see all the shoes! Oh the Places She’ll Go My shoes are size 2 baby shoes. They fit my girl when she was two. She is now 17, and going off to live in Brazil for a year as an exchange student. This is my homage to her growing up so...

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Luggage Tag Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Tutorial | 0 comments

Luggage Tag Tutorial

Head on over to ColourArte to see a tutorial on making this luggage tag so you don’t have to examine every black bag in baggage claim! GO NOW…  

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About My Heart

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in About me | 62 comments

About My Heart

It has been four and a half months since I went from having a cough to the Cardiac ICU in five hours and ended up having open-heart surgery for 8 hours for a 9cm aneurism I had no idea I had. I have spent the recovery time taking drugs and getting off of them, three days a week exercising to rebuild the 50% muscle tone that I lost because of this, and generally getting used to being a cardiac patient. The thing is, I am nowhere near used to it, and am not sure I ever will be. I went into the hospital a fairly fit 57 year old with ambition and a full life. I came out a 115 geriatric patient...

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Happy Classes in Oregon

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Map Making, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Happy Classes in Oregon

I just got back from my first long teaching gig since “the event.” It was a clear blue day, and on the way into Portland, we flew past Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainer.   The event was at Focus on the Book, a five day retreat for book lovers, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The guild there put it on, they are brilliant at it and all details were covered with humor and efficiency. That sounds like a 1950s drippy description of a housewife, but it is true. My first class was three days long and was called “An Intimate Atlas.” There were 13 wonderful women in the class, people that...

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