Monthly Archives: January 2016

Gift #952: Breath of Spring

Some gifts seem to be born directly from heaven.  I would count the flowering bulbs among such delights.  Their very nature is to give beauty in the most unexpected of places and times. In the middle of a snowy winter … Continue reading

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Gift #951: More Woodcuts

I’ve been amusing myself this winter by multiple visits to the Art Museum.  I bought a membership last April right before they started charging admission – and it’s been a great investment, especially when it’s too cold to do anything … Continue reading

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Gift #950: A Taste of Summer

The stamping magazine that I submit my cards to operates 6 months ahead of reality.  That’s pretty normal for the publishing world, or any kind of designing really – you need to start prepping for a season well in advance.  … Continue reading

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Gift #949: Back in September

While temperatures sit solidly in the teens (as the high) I find myself increasingly tempted to look with longing upon the spent summer months when it was 70 degrees warmer.  Truth be told, I do like a cold winter because … Continue reading

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Gift #948: Light and Shadows

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness” – Desmond Tutu “Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and the dark which that thing … Continue reading

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Gift #947: A Man Well-loved

The world has lost another bright soul today and is certainly the lesser for it.  Like so many others, I awoke this morning to the shocking news that Alan Rickman had passed away and I cried.  I’ve dearly loved him … Continue reading

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Gift #946: Gustave Baumann in the West

Last time we looked at some of Baumann’s work from when he lived in Nashville, IN.  Today, we’ll appreciate some of the art he produced during the 1920s and early 30s when he lived and traveled throughout the southwest.  I … Continue reading

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Gift #945: Gustave Baumann

This weekend my mom and I had a wonderful opportunity to go to the Indianapolis Art Museum.  We’d been anxiously awaiting this day since late November, when we learned that an exhibit of Gustave Baumann’s work would be open.  We … Continue reading

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Gift #944: Christmas package received

Today I’ll share with you the Christmas package I received my Tiny Owl Swap.  My box winged its way across the continent from San Francisco and was decorated with hand-drawn sketches and Christmas greetings.   And here were my gifts all … Continue reading

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Gift #943: Christmas package sent

I’m a bit delinquent in posting some of the things I wanted to share over Christmas, so we’ll use some days in January to get caught up.  Last year I became aware of a Christmas swap with one of my … Continue reading

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