welcome to my desk

Artist Unknown

She was a crafter, a doll maker, a miniaturist, a collector. As I walked through her house, strangers carried away her things. She’d translated...
peacocks in Portland

two minutes of light, falling in love with life

It sounded like the dog was hit by a car or, as my mind always goes (don’t ask why) abused and discarded. His cries...
all that hoarding paid off

Building a Headdress

A headdress can be a beautiful, meaningful addition to your life, and building one can help you process through tragedy. When my brother died,...
the heat is on

100 Days of Creativity

Really, I was thinking 365 days of creativity, but somehow every time I write or think about it, the idea is everyday and yet...
Ceramic Angel

French Ceramic Angel

Her name was Lucille Genevieve Garvanier and she was a jaded, smart-ass writer in Paris during the second World War. She wasn’t religious that...
mermaid tear

Mermaid’s Tear, with Certificate of Inauthenticity

This tiny blue tear come from Poseidon’s sister, Aletheia, who was lost when she blended among the waves of the Oregon Coast. They say...
Found at Last Thursday in Portland, Oregon

Circus Earring, Single: A treasure

The story behind this item: I found this large, single earring in a crowd of thousands who were mingling down Alberta Street during Last...
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Nana: Five Tips to Keep Your House Safe (So you can stay there longer)

  * explanation for why I’m writing about geriatric stuff at the bottom of this beautiful blog xo If you want to live at...
Bust out of your creative paralysis

Paralysis

Do you ever feel paralyzed when it comes to creative work? I know I do. Heck, I do right now. Instead of moving my...
Spaghetti Toes!

Awed & Inspired by Spaghetti Toes

  Just have to say, I am so awed and inspired by Spaghetti Toes! Or, rather, by Martin Bruckner, who took his daughter’s sayings...