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Preparing for Easter

First, a poem.  Then a few images. Easter Morning by Amy Clampitt a stone at dawn cold water in the basin these walls’ rough plaster imageless after the hammering of so much insistence on the need for naming after the travesties that passed as faces, grace: the unction of sheer nonexistence upwelling in this hyacinthine […]

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Spring Surprises

Hello, you! Do you need a little lovin’?  Some inspiration?  Art for your soul?  Music for your day? Well, today is your lucky day! My first offering is Lovely Design’s March Pattern for your computer desktop.  You’ll notice that it was ostensibly made for the month of March, and we’re obviously heading into April, but […]

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Inspiration is Always Around the Corner

I’m a sucker for: Beautiful art Easy DIY projects And when the two can be combined, yippee for me. See the Geometric Floor Puzzle (from Merrilee’s Mer Mag blog) above?  It’s sponge-painted hardboard.  Perfect for stimulating the imagination…and creating your own lovely piece of heaven.  Brilliant, I say! How about Holly’s Chez Beeper Bebe’s Counting […]

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Stash of Goodness

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about keeping a Gratitude Journal.  Some of you decided to join me.  Well, whether you’re keeping your gratefulness in a beautiful journal, or scribbled on Post-it Notes, it doesn’t matter.  Your mind is still processing your life…and what you have to be thankful for. I found this lovely […]

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Dolls, Jesus, and Christmas Eve

Last summer, I saw the pattern for this doll in Alicia Paulson’s Stitched in Time: Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share, and immediately thought, “Liliana would love that!”  Since Paulson had been to The Nutcracker with her girls, she thought it would be fun to give them a Clara doll–matching their personal specs (blonde hair, […]

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