My Favorite Thing… in my Dining Room

I am making my second stop in my Friday series (Favorite Thing In My Home…) in my dining room. I went in there to take a look around, stand in appreciation of what I have, and pick the one thing I treasure most about this room of my house. But first, I had to do a little straightening. Because truly, folks, there are a million and one blogs out there showing perfectly amazing women doing amazing crafts and everything always turns out perfectly. And looks beautiful. And if there is one thing I know, it’s that my blog ain’t that …

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I just came across a collection of poems I had written several years ago, when my kids were babies. This poem is about those intense moments, especially in the earlier years, when you feel that you are spending everything you have, and digging very deeply to find enough energy and time, to care for your kids. I remember those times much more fondly now that they are few and far between. Actually, I miss them. But I still can have moments where I am overwhelmed at everything I need to do, and how important a job it is, being a …

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Opening to intuition

“Dynamic Universe” I painted this canvas for a customer who wanted something similar to my original canvas painting “Love Is Everywhere,” but larger. I asked if she had any specific requests for this newer version, but she gave me complete artistic license to follow my gut while painting it. And I’m so very glad she did. I had no idea what was to come, but I trusted and gave it a start. I love how the background took on a richer, more orange hue… and as I worked the many layers into the canvas, I noticed this orange color really …

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