Author Archives: Paula

Exploring the Color Orange

“Compositions matter. Artfully arranged, anything can become a thing of beauty.” designer Barbara Barry, House Beautiful, January 2013 p.79 The umbrella photo recalls my introduction to the variety of “color wheels” humans have created. I was under the illusion that … Continue reading

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Adventures in Arkansas-Part 1

In late July, 2018, I traveled to Hot Springs, AR to present a trunk show. The Hot Springs Quilt Guild’s warm welcome included someone using my camera to take photos during my presentation about memory and scrapbook quilts. Here is … Continue reading

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What is a Pilgrimage? Crete, Part 5

What is a Pilgrimage? Carol Christ who was the leader of the Pilgrimage I embarked on in 2017, answered this question in her October 29, 2018 post: Goddess Pilgrimage: A Sacred Journey for Women. https://feminismandreligion.com/2018/10/29/goddess-pilgrimage-a-sacred-journey/ A pilgrim leaves home and … Continue reading

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Following the Dream: Crete, Part 4

Last October I managed to transport myself from my everyday world to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Greece. How did I manage to pull this off? This is a question I ask myself. Sometimes, someone else asks me a variation … Continue reading

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Foxglove Viewing at Cedar Hill

“View the drama of hundreds of blooming foxgloves and tour the gardens. Weed if you want! We can use the help!” This was the invitation we handed to friends a week ago to announce our Foxglove Viewing event. Since we … Continue reading

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Seeing Ourselves Reflected in our Photographs, Crete, Part 3

A collection begins when we are attracted to the same thing again and again. My first morning in Crete, I stepped out of our hotel and found a weary looking street dog curled up in a warm corner of the … Continue reading

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Psarosoupa or Greek Fish Soup, All Part of the Adventure! Crete, Part 2

My first morning in Crete I was up early. I had an assignment. Since I had missed the first full day of the pilgrimage, I had not had time to collect some type of “libation” for our ritual ceremonies. We … Continue reading

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Wish it. Dream it. Do it. (Crete, part 1)

Wish it. Dream It. Do it. Over a year ago I found this simple sign at a thrift store. At home I placed it on the huge vintage rolltop desk where my computer lives. Because it’s a small room, I … Continue reading

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Color in my Garden

The bright fuschia color of a rambling bouganvilla greets me each time I glance out the window over my bed. Spring has slipped away into summer here at Cedar Hill! We have dealt with multiple flooding events and more rain … Continue reading

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“Altered books”–A Creative Possibility

I’ve been forced to slow down. Now I’m attempting to embrace this new reality. I’ve started a “Gratitude” scrapbook–actually an “altered book” to please my collage/artist self and to escape into my “right brain” as often as possible. Quilting and … Continue reading

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