By myc on January 23, 2009
Restoring democracy and civil liberties. Throw in condemning torture. Okay, our risks needn’t be so dramatic. Maybe start with learning the tourist basics of a foreign language, and actually practice it with a native speaker. All beginnings are good.
By myc on June 16, 2008
Listen to Claudine Hellmuth’s advice in her books. I did two things smarter in my first project re-do: 1. The first project should be smaller than the 8 x 10 I began with – see June 12th post. 2. Use petroleum jelly liberally. This project is 5.5” x 4”, and I’m really happy with how […]
By myc on May 24, 2008
Big splurge for me these days is any purchase other than gasoline. I treated myself to the summer issue of Somerset studio’s Artful Blogging. Already I’m learning about posting better pictures. This is very exciting. Much angst last week with the problems on our web-sites. Bubba finally solved the problems by upgrading wordpress. The benefit […]
By myc on May 22, 2008
The face of your own personal goddess, your alter ego, the form your thoughts take in the 5th dimension, the mask we wear in public. Some of these lucky gals have gone into thoughtful new homes, where their meanings will change as their companions moods and dreams change. TT and I enjoy when the finished […]
By myc on May 15, 2008
Find peace. Peace of mind: quiet children, sleepy pets, making the mortgage payment, enjoying the spring blossoms and their incredible scents, lovely soft clean sheets, recognition for the extra effort you put into a project, the soft lullaby of a gentle rain, the smell of towels right from the dryer, the beckoning colors of a […]
By myc on May 13, 2008
When you eat summer pears, do you stand over the sink? That way, when the juice drips down your chin, you can contain the stickiness, and cleaning your face means reaching for the faucet. When you peel a perfectly ripe orange in the winter, do you then place your fingertips in your nostrils and inhale […]
By myc on April 22, 2008
Earth day, but with minor effort, could be earth week, month, year, century. I am the proud new nurturer of 2 tiny little twig crabapples, that I will watch with unbridled glee, grow to be beautiful trees. The above card may be an odd pick for today, (and it does look much better in living […]
By myc on April 19, 2008
Many of us work 2 jobs in addition to care-taking, housekeeping, and creating or working on our craft. Why not hang up a little affirmation to allow yourself a wee luxury? Take your coffee back to bed. Soak in the bathtub till the water cools. Splurge on take-out. Sit and sip that hard earned martini […]
By myc on April 18, 2008
tickling the kids, cats purring, dogs sassing, paintbrush shushing on canvas, sewing needle in motion, sizzles from the wok, Joplin from the stereo. How do you make music? The soul needs it as much as the ear. Don’t forget to celebrate the magical qualities of the everyday, ordinary, music. Feed your soul.
By myc on April 4, 2008
Sheesh, these girls are in such a hurry to get to Chicago, they haven’t sewn on my face yet. Kinda scary cause the cats can abscond with my eyeballs! At least they gave me lush grass to await their administrations. But they’re giving me a posse this weekend. Lovely girls, grrrrrrr
By myc on April 1, 2008
Caffeine, cowboys, saints, bingo, loteria cards, and assorted craziness coming out of the kiln. I’m hoping for 2 more batches before the Chicago International Quilt Show in less than 2 weeks. yikes, I’m getting nervous. But we have a great spot in the Make it University area, we’re surrounded by fabulous artists, and we are […]
By myc on March 31, 2008
Introducing Thing and Thang. Twins that recently joined our cult of mixed media play. I was going to tie down their hair, but decided that their adopted parent should decide, but I had lots of fun playing beauty parlor with them (much more engaging than playing beauty parlor with Joey, my cat).
By myc on March 30, 2008
Sometimes we need to depend on a visual to make us smile and remember the silly side of life. Sock creatures do this for me. This is my latest and we’ve taken to calling her chocitome. She is not allowed to have arms as it would lead to chocolate overdose. It takes longer to unwrap […]
By myc on March 28, 2008
Admit it, we all feel better when we are dressed in our finest. Now that it is spring, treat yourself to a new hairdo, and a prettily colored outfit. It was a difficult winter, so celebrate spring, and let all who look upon your glory bask in your glow.
By myc on March 27, 2008
Who wants the current economic stick? Let’s all dream of a great big carrot instead. I mean, if you’re going to dream, dream big, right? I’m seeing a trend with myself lately, so much dreaming, I better get to work on getting ready for the Chicago International Quilt festival instead.
By myc on March 25, 2008
Dreams are like children, they need to be released to be able to mature. But how do we dream? We dream asleep of course, and when bored with mundane tasks, but also with intent when we dare to create. In fact I believe we could substitute “dream” with “what if…”. What if I used green […]