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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

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Simple Abundance – April 2008

As I began to read April, I was drawn to the introductory page that discusses how sunlit April is.  I realize it is only day 2 of the month but it was sunny both days and my disposition is starting to improve already. This month we are travelling along the path to Simple Abundance and… Continue reading Simple Abundance – April 2008

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Simple Abundance – March 2008

I know you are all probably thinking I am nuts.  March is almost over, as I was reminded this morning by my mother who was wondering if March came in like a lion or a lamb as it is looking like it is going out like a lion. This month Sarah Ban Breathnach is discussing… Continue reading Simple Abundance – March 2008