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Bombs Away!

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in About me, Creative Exercises | 4 comments

Bombs Away!

This morning my girl went to school, for the last week of finals. An hour later she sent a text that the school had  a bomb scare, and that she and the other kids were headed to the gym. We turn on the news. In fact, there is a bomb scare at her school in the headlines. While I know that this kind of thing most often ends up fine, I do not want my beautiful girl huddled with frightened masses of other children, even for one minute. We watched the news, and waited for updates. In the meantime I think, what can I do to balance out this ghastly fear that is creeping up my spine? In these...

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12/12/12 and my Facebook Friends

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in About me | 2 comments

12/12/12 and my Facebook Friends

What does this date mean in numerology? “It’s just a cute day,” said Underwood Dudley, a retired professor of mathematics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and author of “Numerology.” Today I celebrate having 2102 Friends on Facebook. I thought I would fly in the face of fate and manage to collect 2012 friends on 12/12/12. Why not? May even buy a lottery ticket today. Thank you friends, for hanging out for my stencil giveaway, my holiday tutorial hop, for checking out my teaching schedule for 2103, for reading the interview and entering the giveaway on...

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The Layers of My House-Love

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in About me, My techniques, My Work, Workshops and Classes | 6 comments

The Layers of My House-Love

I love houses, any house, any reference to house.

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My Journey with Maps, a Video

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in About me, Map Making, My techniques, My Work | 2 comments

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Fires and Journals, and a winner

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in About me, Journaling, My techniques | 4 comments

Fires and Journals, and a winner

Colorado has been on fire for most of this month. This week the fires came close to my house, and the houses of very good friends. My eyes and lungs were burning, it was impossible to go outside, so my daughter and I headed to Lake McConaughy, Nebraska. This lake is only four hours from our house and we have never been there, so off we went. We forgot to take books. How do readers like us forget books? Our time there was an exercise in simplicity: we had no internet, no computer and nothing to read. I did thankfully have my journal. We swam the first couple of days, in 108°, but at least...

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Summer Camp

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in About me, What I am up to | 1 comment

Summer Camp

Today is my birthday. It is a fine day, already showing promise of being a reasonable day in the mid-70s (yesterday was 100°). I hope to spend it in a creative and relaxing way. Hard to beat what I have been doing, I have to say. Last week my mother and my sister Linden were here, and we all went on our annual pilgrimage to the YMCA at Estes Park. Our kids go to camp while we make things. Here is our cabin.                             Here is our breakfast. We made dolls. We made fantastic, fabulous dolls with their own...

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