Thursday, December 31, 2009


Another year,


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The year is coming to an end with new opportunities floating on the waves. I am embracing them with a whole and open heart. These coincide with the natural tendency of this time of year to reflect and look forward. I usually begin this process by chastising myself for what I haven't done. Instead I am employing some wisdom that has come my way via my friend Lydia (see Lydia's work at & Byron Katie--'Love what is.'

I have approached these past months with balance in mind. Working on the artwork and writing that I want to nourish both my being and my checkbook. Tending to my home, my family, my friends and my community. I can honestly say I have done all of the above. Could I have done more? Probably, but at what cost?

So I am loving what is at this moment. Sincerely hoping you are loving as well.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Let's Play

I have had a few teaching opportunities come my way. I really like teaching-energizing a group, watching people solve problems, imparting information and waiting for the AHA moment that inevitably comes. I am working on the workshop(s) contents, making a package......tentative title to the workshop experience.....The Surface is Your Playground. It is exactly how I feel when I begin working. Remember running to the playground at recess----you just couldn't wait to run, jump, fly down the slide, play in the brook(we had a brook).

Now, what if you approached a quilt like that?

What would THAT look like?

A thought for this gorgeous, pink sky day in December.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Another step forward
The Chirps are at North Quabbin Woods. Shop online or at the store, 1 East Main St. Orange, MA.

The store is chock full of locally made goods. Love this bench by Ron Jacobs of Rustic Wood Creations. If you are looking for gifts from the hand please peruse the site. You are buying as close to the source as you can.