Category: writings

Let the Monkeys In!

I love summer. Long, lazy days, warm evenings, lots of ice cold drinks. But, like all of those who work and are parents, I recognize and must work through the harder parts of summer…keeping your kiddo entertained and enriched, to at least a degree, during the time school is out. So while I love the […]

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Tuesday Nights

Non-maker post subject ahead. *grin*   I still sleep with my son on Tuesday nights. Sometimes, he talks me into more than one time a week. It’s very hard for me to say no.   I read somewhere recently that the basic job of being a mother, in the grand scale, is to push your […]

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Gear Shift

Fall is on the way. Today it’s still sunny out, and should reach a high in the low 70’s, but nights are getting chilly, and it’s the time of year I can’t decide if I need to put one more blanket on the bed or just switch over to the comforter for the winter season. […]

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Gathering of the Guilds

Phew! Every year the Gathering of the Guilds is such a fantastic show to be a part of. Every year I do so much work to get ready, creating inventory, making sure I have enough business cards, jewelry displays, enough silver for last minute pendants, getting all the pricing figured out and on stickers. Having […]

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New Directions

My life is so full of new directions these days. So many thoughts about where to go next, in life, work, passion, mothering, so many places, so many paths. It can feel overwhelming sometimes. When that happens I try to take the advice of Anne Lamott’s Dad: “Bird by bird.” One piece at a time, […]

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Fusing? Moi?

Glass fusing is how I got into working with glass in the first place, back in 2002. I took a beginner fusing class at a small glass shop in California, and the love of the medium followed me to Oregon when I moved here in 2003. But it wasn’t long before I found lampworking, or […]

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Site Overhaul

Overhaul time! It was way overdue. Spring is always a good time for a fresh start. And yes, I know, it is still really winter, but when the daffodil bulbs start popping up out of the ground, like they have started to here already, I just can’t help but get caught up in the “new […]

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Grinding It

One of those months I need several of me. I am trying to get this site up and going for the Gathering of the Guilds show at the end of this month, April. So many things to do. I just finished installing a show at Art on Broadway in Beaverton, a solo show that runs […]

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