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cottage life

inspiration shelf

Today has been spent out in the studio, gathering together all of my ‘little critters’ from various boxes and tins where they’ve been hiding since Miss KiKi Kitty moved in with us a couple of years ago. Maybe it was because they were ‘little’ and had eyes…but […]

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welcome new friends

Welcome Dear Hearts  We live down the lane, in a little old cottage the color of rain. We love making new friends and sharing bits of this and that with them whenever they drop by for a visit. Imagination reigns here, so on any rainy day, […]

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road trip

Off to the mountains today  but wanted to wish y’all grace and peace on this beautiful  Friday. I love a road trip with the camera. These shots are from our last little jaunt to ‘the rivers’ It should be exciting to see how much water […]

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calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I’m sharing it with you and wishing you […]

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staying young

Today as we finished up the study of Job’s life, as written by Pastor Chuck Swindoll, he touched on something near and dear to my heart: staying young. In an earlier post I mentioned a few things we practice that help to keep us close […]

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can’t give up

“Don’t grow weary! I looked up the definition of weary this morning and it means to become tired and bored with, to loose freshness or my favorite definition was to loose a sense of pleasure, to not feel the enjoyment you once felt. Many of […]

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anger is an acid

Mark Twain once said, “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Back in April I painted a page in my studio diary to remind me of this. […]

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happy now?

Today there was an opportunity to have a miserable day. Ever have one of those? We all have moments of anxiety, depression or fear. Each is a form of unnecessary suffering. Instead of sinking into the depths, I am determined to learn to be happy NOW! […]

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painting a diary

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” _Pablo Picasso   In August of 2013 my life took a left turn down a new path. From Autumn of 2012, though the Holidays, and into the early summer of 2013, I invested myself completely in a “job” […]

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kitchen collage

Lunch is ready. Can’t believe it’s that time already. Mr. Lebsock brought a shopping bag full of tomatoes in from the garden earlier, so I’ve been busy this morning. Plan on some time just sittin’ and readin’ this afternoon Three o’clock and all’s well, even […]

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