Archive for the 'Finding Art in Self' Category

Journal Keeping

Published on December 5, 2009

Over the years I have made “fits and starts” at keeping a record of my life. I received my first journal in 1981 as a Christmas present and I was not a very good record keeper. Someday my children may enjoy the few pages I wrote because many of the stories there are about them [...]

Creative Minds

Published on July 26, 2009

Over the years I have learned that the creative process cannot be controlled. New ideas cannot be called up at will. In fact, they often appear at the most inopportune times. Worse still, if a great idea is ignored, or pushed aside to be developed late, it will disappear altogether into the recesses of the [...]


Published on March 16, 2009

This week, with St. Patrick’s Day on the calendar, seems like a good time to talk about one of my two favorite colors: Green.
But first, a little detour: If you want to know what your favorite and least favorite colors are, arrange your fabric all together by color and it will tell you.
I have been [...]

Finding Home

Published on January 25, 2009

Recently my daughter and I were discussing the possibilities of where her family might finally settle when their commitment to the Air Force is complete in a few years. Laughingly she told me that the one place they would positively not be settling down is in the empty lot next to ours. “There is absolutely nothing there, [...]