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Creating is About Alchemy!

Alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. “When you love something like reading—or drawing or nature (Paula adds quilting)—it surrounds you with a sense of connection to something greater. If you are lucky enough to know this, … Continue reading

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Improvisational Quilts & You….

When Jeanie Wyatt taught an “Improvisational Quilting” class at the Fayetteville library, I signed up immediately! With her encouragement I selected scraps from the mountain of odds and ends of fabric she provided. After showing several examples of her own … Continue reading

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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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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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