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Gift #1159: Art Journey #3 – Meet the Bees

For our third installment of Art Journey, Art Bead Scene blog brought us the fabulous work of Jessie Fritsch.   She employs encaustic painting in her art – this is a technique where the artist paints with hot melted wax, mixing … Continue reading

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Gift #1154: Orchid Fever

My mood can best be summed up with the following quote:  “Now is the winter of our discontent.’  About the second week in February I start to lose it – I’ve had enough of winter and I can feel my … Continue reading

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Gift #1146: More thoughts on Wonder

I’ve been thinking more about my word for the year “wonder” over the past few days.  My Pinterest app has developed an unnerving clairvoyant ability and since publishing my last post, it has obligingly offered several beautiful quotes about wonder.  … Continue reading

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Gift #1133: Insects and Flowers

Insects and flowers go together so brilliantly – like ice cream and waffle cones, or like bare feet and grass,  or watermelon and picnics.  They are such happy little summer vignettes.  Just the thought of happy little insects buzzing from … Continue reading

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Gift #1127: Of Flowers and Feet

Earlier this year I posted about how difficult winter was for me and my plan to spur spring into action by knitting socks… floral inspired socks, no less.  I figured if I could make spring fall from my knitting needles, … Continue reading

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Gift #1121: Orchids

Well hello everyone and welcome to March!  We’re on the home stretch into spring now.  It’s really, really hard for me to get through January and February, but once we get into March I feel like I can breathe a … Continue reading

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Gift #1075: Orchid Fever

Hello everyone and welcome officially to spring.  Here in my neck of the woods, it’s spring in name only.  The outdoors hasn’t got the message.  Our blast of cooler weather continues and I walked outside today through the shredded, brown … Continue reading

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Gift #1070: Green shoots and white blooms

Behold, green shoot burst from the cold, hard earth!! Yes, our bulbs are starting to emerge which means that spring is not far away.  We haven’t had much of a winter – in fact today was near 70 – so … Continue reading

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Gift #1068: Transitions

At the art museum we had the opportunity and the fine weather to walk outside and enjoy what will soon be gardens in riots of color.  They are still subdued now, but ferns are greening up and trees are fattening their … Continue reading

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GIft #1067: Orchids

What a difference a year makes.  Last February when our art museum hosted an orchid exhibition, I went only because I was starved for flowers, not because I liked orchids.  This year it’s different.  I’ve been anticipating their return and … Continue reading

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