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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Maternal Instincts

Although without human children of my own (trust the 2 furkids are a handful), Mother's Day has such special meaning for me because it always allows me to reflect on how important maternal beings are in our lives.

I've been fortunate to have a mother whom I can still speak with at least twice a day, who's favorite meals I can request when we visit and who's infectious laugh is still music to my ears.

My mother has always been the biggest cheerleader and the bearer of the truth when I sometimes have my head in the clouds.

All the neighborhood kids would come to talk to my mother for said truths.

She managed to raise 5 of the most good-hearted individuals (me included, of course) and is the greatest friend to me.

Take the time to honor Mother's Day on May 8th,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Sunday Paper

Today the discussion came about of "do I seriously need all the paper in the world?"
Although somewhat said in jest, I know this was a phenomena that some may not understand

Well, that's a very good and personal question. Considering that my DH (dear husband) is a music aficionado, albeit much neater and single-focused than me - for a split second I considered turning the tables, yet I paused to deeply ponder this from an interrogate standpoint and render my defenses to the sidelines at least for now...

I don't see a scrap sheet of decorative fish motif paper as something for refuse, I see it as the perfect thing to cover a box that now sits fabulously on our bookcases and houses my recipe cards.
Or to line envelopes with Italian made and painted papers to bring just the perfect touch of extra decadence to the hand written note.

In my quest to get rid of various forms of paper, I ended up going to a consignment shop and purchasing the perfect bins to house them instead.

Since childhood I would...

  • Flip out if someone went outside the lines in my coloring books & then rip the page out (one of my sisters will attest to this)
  • See magazines as brilliant bits of information that was a re-purposeful product in the making
  • Covet paper dolls to play with and once tattered and altered paste onto fabric for a makeshift apron

I still always have at least one special sheet of paper that I simply cannot bring myself to cut but will use to line a shelf or hang in lieu of a painting in my studio.

Today it's actually a sheet of Japanese paper en route to something special for mom, a stitched sheet with butterflies, and a letterpress image for constant inspiration of where I want to go next with my paper explorations.

I'm continually in awe of that very thing that can elude us at times - you know, the simple things.

I've accepted the fact that my accumulation of paper is simply who I am. The joy is how something so simple can be used in the most pragmatic ways.

Even the Sunday Paper

Sunday, March 20, 2011

In Treatment

In Treatment - Gilded Butterflies
In Treatment - Nesting

Inspired by a dear friend who has several people close to her that are in treatment, it made me think how many are going through trying times on so many levels.
There is nothing easy about illness for those undergoing travels back and forth to physicians, therapists, or the like and hospital stays is definitely not where anyone wants to be in life.
For the care giver it's difficult because you want to do all you can to make it better while offering a loved one as much normalcy as can be presented.
Meant to allow the giver to be there each week along the way be it near or far and the receiver to have a moment of respite to just find peace within.
Because every occasion is an opportunity to create lasting memories.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

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Sunday, September 5, 2010


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