In arts and crafts, using images created by others for your background, embellishment or focal images is useful for a variety of reasons. Personally, I have not yet explored all […]
Behold the first fruit of my gluebook. During a focus on paper collage in the past few months, I discovered the concept of the gluebook. The name tells you everything you […]
January 19, 2015 is the 206th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth. As a fan of Poe’s work I like to take a moment each year to remember his legacy and […]
This small piece of art was created last year using colored pencils and the “gamsol technique”. I printed the quote from my computer and traced over with pigment ink pen. […]
Now that the holidays are past, you’re happily enjoying the great gifts you received…but did you say thanks? No, I mean have you really shown them how much the gesture of […]
The holiday season is on and for me that means my Christmas cards need to be composed, and soon! Sending cards to loved ones is my favorite holiday tradition. Enjoyable […]
Think of a time in life when you felt the most alone and just meditate for a moment on that feeling… I bet it is a terrible burden to remember […]
January 19, 2014 is the 205th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth. Like so many others, I am impressed with the poetic, dramatic, mysterious works of Mr. Poe, to the […]
As you walk back to the house after checking the mailbox, you sort through the envelopes with a sense of boredom. Bills, bills, always so many bills. And the constant junk mail is a never ending atrocity of waste. But wait. You spot a hand addressed envelope with a real stamp on it. You would know that handwriting anywhere. You weren’t expecting this. You wonder what they sent and what they have to say. You can’t wait to get inside and devote a moment to this hand delivered and very welcome message. You might even start tearing into the envelope before you make it through the door. What a great moment.
Do you remember the last time this happened to you? Can you remember how great it feels to get one of those unexpected cards or letters? Can you remember that feeling of knowing someone was thinking of you and cared enough to send you a long distance hug in a letter? Shouldn’t these types of moments be had more often?