Musing

Cure for Holiday Frazzle

Woven gingerbread man ornament

Feeling a little frazzled and maybe your brain is fried? Take an UNSTRUCTURED Day. You will be amazed by its restorative powers. Trust me. I know stuff!

This Valentine's Day, Give Your Child a Gift to Last a Lifetime.

St. Johm

The wonderful image above was shared a few days ago by my friend, Joseph, a very talented Portland, OR Photographer. Find his images on Instagram as gemini_digitized here. However, this post has little to do with his images and everything to do with his fatherhood.

Tomte! Be My Valentine!

Tomte!  Be My Valentine!

I am soooooooooo in love with my new Alan Dart Tomte! Just finished him a couple days ago. AND I am totally in "crafty love" with BARC Wood Veneer Paper - which is what I used to make the sweet little prototype Valentine Danish Heart Basket he is holding.

Celebrating Winter Holidays - January Through Early Spring - What's In It For Me?

Knitted and Crocheted Christmas Balls

This post is for those of you (especially those who have "found" this blog recently) who are curious about what has compelled me to "adopt" and celebrate so many winter holidays! Especially holidays not celebrated by most citizens of my own country! In a word the answer is - WINTER!

Stealing or Intuitive Consciousness?

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Throughout my lifetime, I have found it quite curious that cultures - ancient cultures with no possible connection to each other - have developed artistic expressions that are quite similar.

Huichol Indians of Mexico weave Ojo de Dios - a similar weaving is practiced by Tibetan monks. Patterns in Navajo and Turkish rugs are amazingly similar.

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