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July 9, 2020
Pandemic & Creativity in NYC from Where Art & Life Meet

There’s something lovely about all the restaurants who are taking outdoor seating to a whole new level. While indoor dining is prohibited, New York City is allowing restaurants to take over the sidewalks and even spill out into the streets, many are taking advantage of this by decorating huge planters with flowering vines, stringing up… Continue reading Pandemic & Creativity in NYC

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June 2, 2020
Chaos in New York City from Where Art & Life Meet

New York City prides itself in being on the forefront of whatever is going on. Right now that means being in the middle of the collective outrage and heartbreak of much of the country. It is impossible to write about anything right now and not say something about what’s going on right outside our front… Continue reading Chaos in New York City

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May 28, 2020
#StayAtHome aka When Will it End & Other Musings from Where Art & Life Meet

New Yorkers are a resourceful group for the most part, but we are also impatient, easily distracted, and busy. We are very, very busy. Don’t ask us what’s our hurry, you’ll be met with a bleary-eyed scowl of contempt. Don’t believe me? Ever walked down a street in mid-town Manhattan in the middle of the… Continue reading #StayAtHome aka When Will it End & Other Musings

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May 26, 2020
Sleepless In New York City from Where Art & Life Meet

On yet another night of sleeplessness I decided it was high time I found out where the whole – count sheep and fall asleep – idea originated. Which, oddly, led me to the discovery of Goats Parkour and the fact that sea otters love to eat sea urchin, which, as facts go, is kind of… Continue reading Sleepless In New York City

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May 23, 2020
Abiding in faith from Quilt in Piece

Greetings in Christ! We are fast approaching the Day of Pentecost, in just one week, which will end the Season of Eastertide. And I find myself reflecting upon the texts from our readings from Ascension day, including tomorrow’s readings. For many, the lockdown has been a trying time for many reasons, and there is no end in sight. People are hungry, cold, sick, dying, lonely, depressed, losing jobs, struggling financially and this all includes the church communities. The pastors are working harder than ever, to keep everything and everyone together and a sinking ship afloat. In last weeks reflections ...

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May 21, 2020
Flower Flash, Sleeplessness & Amazing Photographs from Where Art & Life Meet

I planned on talking about sleeplessness and that feeling of waiting for sleep to return at 3am only to find that hours have drifted by and not being sure whether you’ve actually been awake the whole time or staring at the ceiling in the early hours of a new day was a bad dream. I… Continue reading Flower Flash, Sleeplessness & Amazing Photographs

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May 20, 2020
Live your life by choice not by chance. from Professional Quilter

I’ve been thinking a lot about intention lately. 

With our stay-at-home order still in effect in Maryland, I have had a lot of time for reflection. Reflection about what is important in my life, what I want to do in my business, how I want to spend my days.

For years, I had a note on my bathroom mirror. It reminded me every day to think about what my intention was. 

What is your intention/choice for today?

Originally I wrote that note when I was in a difficult place in my life. I needed a reminder each morning ...

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May 17, 2020
Adapting in a time of crisis from Quilt in Piece

A Reflection on Acts 2:42-47 and the modern Church during Covid-19 18 May 2020 This week, I was reflecting on the Church (all churches – for my studies); the functions of the Church as it was in the Early Church as seen in Acts compared to the functions of the Modern Church, as we are living it now (or least as we experienced it before the Covid19 pandemic and during the lockdown), and I started wondering, where has our passion gone. When did we stop being passionate followers of Jesus and started becoming a passerby to God’s Church? Where ...

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May 14, 2020
News & Musings From New York City from Where Art & Life Meet

The news here in New York City, more specifically Manhattan, is that non-essential shops, restaurants, etc will continue to be in lockdown. Tell that to the Irish Pub less than a block away that is a thriving hive of activity, selling burgers and free shots to any who “need” it. As we were hit harder… Continue reading News & Musings From New York City

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May 9, 2020
A Poem for Covid19 from Quilt in Piece

This pandemic is not endemic,It is from abroad, oh, do not laud! In isolation, there is desperation,a touch of depression and some obsession. People hoard, from being bored.Collecting toilet paper, are they a curator? As the infected rise, we bulk up in supplies.As the death toll rise, we await our demise. We fear it, it is near,do not fear! God is here! There is hope, please do not mope.For all is healing, start believing! The skies are clearing, blue skies reassuring.The waters run clean, flowing rivers so serene. The cry of the eagle ...

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May 7, 2020
Creating Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

This is the title of my latest YouTube video where I talk about how easy it is to talk oneself out of creating something new. Ever had the experience of thinking – “I’m going to design something new, I don’t know what yet, but something!” and then you sit down and suddenly you’re thinking about… Continue reading Creating Anyway

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May 5, 2020
Staying Home & Creating from Where Art & Life Meet

For seven days I did not step foot outside our loft. Since the pandemic became known as such, I have ventured out only occasionally. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I tested negative to having COVID19 antibodies, and yet, weirdly I was. And perhaps even odder, I felt both relieved and disappointed simultaneously.… Continue reading Staying Home & Creating

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April 23, 2020
I’ve Lost All Track of Time & Other Thoughts During This Pandemic from Where Art & Life Meet

I know today’s Thursday because I post a new blog Tuesdays and Thursdays, and also because I have my glasses on and my iWatch conveniently tells me that it’s Thu April 23rd. I also now know that it’s cloudy outside, and at this moment 42℉. Of course, one is putting a great deal of faith… Continue reading I’ve Lost All Track of Time & Other Thoughts During This Pandemic

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April 21, 2020
Connecting & Community Through Art During the Pandemic from Where Art & Life Meet

I haven't stepped foot out of our house since Saturday, but I have had hundreds of interactions with people from all over the world, which is both amazing and delightful. Community. During a period when we cannot actually be with our friends and extended family, connecting over common interests is all the more desirable.

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April 16, 2020
FREE MASK PATTERN: Mask Making 101 from Made By Marney

I have had requests to share a pattern for the masks I am donating. This pattern was originally found on the Craft Passion website. I give all the credit possible to this site for the original pattern. After making a bunch of the masks, I have tweeked the pattern to be a bit more fitted. Now I am super happy with the fit, and it is a very easy pattern to assemble.

I’ve already sewn over 150 face masks to give-away to friends and family. This is not a medical mask, but a mask to use for home, grocery ...

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April 14, 2020
Art Emerges From Pain from Where Art & Life Meet

Merlin, my co-worker, inspects my thread choices.

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April 10, 2020
Masked QuilterI had a small window between major projects to... from Living Water Quilter



Masked Quilter

I had a small window between major projects to make a few masks. There are many design options, tutorials and videos to help every kind of sewer popping all over the internet.

Among them, is the Craft Passion’s pattern and tutorial.

I decided to make the Type C pattern with pocket and removable nose wire.

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Beautiful Island Batik fabric is a good choice for this project.  Batik fabric has a tight weave and is a good option for non medical masks.

Instead of the shoelace as seen in the Craft Passion video, I used Bonnie’s Craft ...

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April 9, 2020
Courage is not the Absence of Fear… from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m not sleeping much these days. The up-side is I’m getting a ton of stuff done. Also, photographs of empty New York City streets, though eerie, have a certain grace to them. I only venture out every few days, but when I do, I’m struck by the same things: the exquisite beauty of New York… Continue reading Courage is not the Absence of Fear…

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April 7, 2020
Here We Are: A City & its People Transformed from Where Art & Life Meet

The juxtaposition of the dire and frightening, with the joy and hopefulness that inevitably arrives with spring and warmer weather, is on display everywhere here in New York City, the city that has been my home for almost 40 years. At no time in my life have I been more aware of death. The collaborative… Continue reading Here We Are: A City & its People Transformed

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April 2, 2020
Coping and the Pandemic In New York City from Where Art & Life Meet

The Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom here in New York City, and they’ve parked a mobile morgue six blocks from where I live on 7th Avenue. Both are off-white. Life has utterly changed in such a short time, it has left most of us reeling. And yet, we find ways to adapt. It is… Continue reading Coping and the Pandemic In New York City

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