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The Year in Review

This post can take many forms.  I may talk about the world view in review but the original intent is to review the aspirations I have set for myself for this year that is soon coming to a close. There were a lot of areas that I wanted to improve on for 2008.  There were… Continue reading The Year in Review

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How do you exercise your brain?

We all spend a lot of time – because it is in the news a lot or because we care about our quality of life – worrying about exercising our bodies, making our bodies more fit and ready for aging (okay, so the teenager that exercises regularly probably doesn’t think of that).  The question today… Continue reading How do you exercise your brain?

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Book Review – Three Cups of Tea

I started reading Three Cups of Tea as I took my 17 year old son for what we both hoped was his last orthopedist’s appointment due to a broken ankle.  I had picked it up in my summer reading pile.  I have read many books about life in the Middle East but most of my… Continue reading Book Review – Three Cups of Tea

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Patina – by definition – is a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value.   I have always loved those “fake” patinas that artists create.  I was so excited when I saw that learning to create a patina look was one… Continue reading Patina

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GPP Street Team Crusade #21 – Irresistible!

Every month I look forward to my visit to Michelle Ward’s GPP Street Team blog so that I can see what Michelle has come up with for the crusade of the month.  Last month it was paper casting which is something I love.  This month it is IRRESISTIBLE – wax resist!  I set off to… Continue reading GPP Street Team Crusade #21 – Irresistible!

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Celebrate Your Creative Self – Seascape

In the workshop I am doing this year that is working the way through Mary Todd Beam’s Celebrate Your Creative Self, we are working on a seascape this month.  I have been behind due to some unforeseen and some foreseen life circumstances.  I just started mine today.  This post will be a continuing one with… Continue reading Celebrate Your Creative Self – Seascape