Color, My World

I Keep On Thinking It’s Time To Fly

What is it about Graduation that makes me so sentimental.  I look around at all of the kids graduating and I wonder what they will become.  Where they will end up.  What the world has in store for them.  So many big dreams.  So much uncertainty.  I remember being both...

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On This Mother’s Day

I’m not sure what Mother’s Day is, or what it isn’t.  Everyone has their own idea about what a mother should be and what a mother looks like and how she should act.  There’s the helicopter mom, the soccer mom, the working mom, the stay-at-home...

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A Puppy and a Goldfish

There’s a great line in one of my favorite movies that states “I’d rather be in a corner by myself with a puppy and a goldfish and be happy then be sitting in my house with someone wondering why in the world are they still here”.  Although a...

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And Then I Smiled.

We have all been there.  Racing from one event to another.  Laughing at the chaos that is our life.  Making lists to keep it all straight.  Feeling stressed.  Hoping that we are doing, enough.  Tonight I was hurriedly driving Anna from her soccer game to her choir...

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Paint. By All Means, Paint.

I grew up around paint.  My mom owned a ceramic shop and we would have paint sitting on the counters in our house everywhere we looked. My mom would sit for hours in the evening painting intricate details on ceramic pieces, like eyes on figurines and laces on shoes. ...

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Falling. And is it so bad after all?

We don’t like the word ‘fall’.  It scares us. We fall off a cliff.  We fall for a get-rich-quick scheme.  We trip and fall and hurt ourselves.  “Did she fall for it?”  is a line laughed about at many bars. The season Fall is a time of...

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Boat! Land! Perspective.

I have had this image on my inspiration board at my warehouse for a long time.   I look at it and see the irony in each image.  It’s sad and funny both at the same time.  I can imagine myself being both of these people, the one on the island jumping for joy...

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Tomorrow is a Pretty Great Day

I think we’ve always looked forward to tomorrow.  It’s a new day.  Tomorrow the sun will rise.  ‘See you tomorrow!’ we say to our co-workers and friends and neighbors as if we can’t wait.  And no matter how messed up today may have been,...

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Strong is the New Pretty

Kate T. Parker recently published a book of images entitled “Strong is the New Pretty” with the message that ‘wild girls should be allowed to be wild’.  Google books describes it as ‘Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being...

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