Goodbye FusionBeads.com

Does anyone really need to say that 2020 is the darkest timeline? I’m doing my best to hold on to the things for which I’m thankful—having a job, having the studio and a house big enough to give the unicorn and me enough space to give each other plenty of alone time and having a […]

Pandemic musings

Funny, I remember when the shelter-in-place order took effect. I thought that my often-longed-for dream of a non-permanent-record-marring house arrest might have come true. The reality is that I’ve been really busy with work and distracted enough that my creativity is a little sluggish. One craft I’ve gotten back to is cross stitch. I think […]

Moving trucks and wedding bells

Hello strangers. It’s been a long time, right? Oh well … onward and upward. It’s the 6th day of October, and I’ve had to abandon all hopes of participating in Inktober. Maybe some day. Just not any of the 31 days of this month. If I can’t blog regularly, I have no business giving myself […]

Art & Soul 2019 — Portland

This past March I spent four days in Portland taking classes at Art & Soul. I hadn’t been in about five years, and it was great to be back. I recognize how fortunate I am in being able to drive to Portland and simply put all of my supplies in the back of my car. […]

Crafting on the move

Another year. Another market season. Another move. While the passing of time and ebb and flow of the market season are familiar companion by now, it’s a little stressful to think about moving again. I’m glad we kept the boxes from last year. I’m glad we kept some boxes packed. I’m glad I’ve been able […]