Advent Interlude 4

This art piece was doomed to be unfinished, untouched for months but still in the range of daily examination.  The aha! direction found me as I drove over the mountains, pondering my child's life.  "He's never going to be happy until he learns to dance on the rim of nothingness." I thought.  "No, it is I that … Continue reading Advent Interlude 4

Accelerate Results

Who wants to create more in the time allotted? How can that happen? My friend Cathy Stark photographed me in this pose that illustrates, "Runs With Scissors." When the cutting begins, I am in the creative zone. And while I am more of a risk taker than my high school teachers could have ever imagined, I usually … Continue reading Accelerate Results

Prepare: making a new tool to add ease to my work

Step 1: Assemble 2" insulation sheet cut to size, batting, mid weight cotton fabric, poster board, utility tape Step 2:  Glue poster board to one flat side of the insulation and let dry. Layer fabric, batting, and insulation with poster board up. Wrap fabric around the sheet of insulation and tape into place. Step 3: … Continue reading Prepare: making a new tool to add ease to my work

Three Words 2013: prepare, practice, evaluate

"What three words will help you in 2013?"  That was the last sentence of the last post of 2012.  I planned to write this post a month ago.  I had my three words.  But I also had doubt, the kind of doubt that sabotages movement. "I believe in the power of words.  Each year I choose three … Continue reading Three Words 2013: prepare, practice, evaluate

Focus Words

I typically chose focus words at the beginning of each year.  The words shape my days.  They serve as a measuring stick for my activites.  They remind me that when I pursue non-urgent activites, I am often doing what is really important to me. This year I chose play, prepare, and produce.  Recently I added … Continue reading Focus Words