Category Archives: arts and crafts

“Is This Where You Can Color?”

That was the question an excited four year old girl asked me at the recent Harrisburg Art Walk, her mom in tow.  My table included basic art supplies so kids could have fun.  Part of what I write is urban … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Art Walk

I set up a booth at the Harrisburg Art Walk yesterday.  All week, it rained.  All week, the weather report called for more rain… but Saturday was pretty and sunny.  Lots of people appeared to be having a good time.  … Continue reading

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Synopsis for Celebrate Your Wins

I’ve been working a lot this week to get ready for my first craft show this year.  I’m really excited about my new book.  Here’s the synopsis for Celebrate Your Wins: Steps to More Happiness and Productivity. Most everyone can … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Wins Coming Soon!

I’ve run into a lot of brick walls, metaphorically, and learned a lot.  Celebrate Your Wins is a motivational book of advice that has grown out of those learning experiences.   Anyone looking to be happier or more productive could … Continue reading

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2015, the Year of My Wild Success, Part 2

So what are typical activities for this wildly successful year? What does this look like? Well, today is the ___ day of my year. I can’t change yesterday. I’m not promised tomorrow or even the sunset, though I have goals … Continue reading

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2015, the Year of My Wild Success, Part 1

2015 is my year. The year of my wild success. The year that I succeed, wildly, in my writing and crafting and teaching and everything. I’m happy to share the year with you. Time exists equally for everyone, no matter … Continue reading

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Stamp Collage Bookmarks

Since I’ve stopped gardening for the winter, I’ve been making postage stamp collage bookmarks.  It gives me some variety and adds a bit of art to the world.  They’re all real U.S. postage stamps, and each bookmark is patriotic themed … Continue reading

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Shout Out

My college brother Ski makes amazing glass art:  animals, plants, marbles, all of melted colored glass.  He’s been at this awhile now, patiently learning, improving, going to shows, and never giving up.  He talks about how working with the glass … Continue reading

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Moment of Beauty

The other day I was stomping around at the community college where I work. After a long day at work with lots of essays still to grade, I felt frustrated and aggravated, like I was spinning my wheels and not … Continue reading

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Russell Beagle Case #17!

You can read an interactive story of mine!  I was fascinated with the books where I got to pick what the character did next, so I thought it would be fun for people now.   As an aside, I created  … Continue reading

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