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October 7, 2021
Repetition as Habit from Where Art & Life Meet

“We are what we repeatedly do, therefore, excellence is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle I always think about repetition when I’m stitching.  Stitching a few french knots?  How about a few hundred?  And what about some bullion circles?  A whole cluster of them is even better! In nature repetition is a constant and […]

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July 8, 2021
Replacing “Have to” With “Get To” from Where Art & Life Meet

My husband and I read and contemplate a philosophical reading of some kind every morning. Every now and then there is one that is so helpful it stays with me, like this one from The Daily Stoic: “A long To-Do list seems intimidating and burdensome – all these things we have to do in the […]

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July 6, 2021
The Gradient Scale of a “Mess” from Where Art & Life Meet

Someone commented on my Youtube channel about messiness, saying that she was happy my work area isn’t pristine as that would be intimidating. And it made me think about the various stages of messiness. The gradient scale of messiness, because this is important.   1. Kind of “messy”, but it’s not a problem and anyway to […]

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July 1, 2021
It’s so hot… from Where Art & Life Meet

Dedicated to all of you who are in areas of the world where the heat is the only topic anyone’s talking about. From the south there’s this one: “It’s hotter’n a blister bug in a pepper patch.” And this one: It’s so dang hot, I just saw a hound dog chasing a rabbit and they […]

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