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Beauty in Imperfection

Has your day ever felt like a snowman without a face? As if you got pretty close, but didn’t quite finish? Or – maybe you had it all perfect and then the darn thing melted into an unrecognizable smushy mess? I read something recently about letting go of some of our expectations during this season, […]

Adventurer’s gift guide

give adventure The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than its value. -Charles Dudley Warner I’m not blowing smoke when I tell you that I personally LOVE giving gifts – it is truly one of my greatest thrills. What I like most about it is the feeling that you are helping someone […]

What to Remember When Waking

I just realized the last blog post I shared was also a poem from David Whyte… you can tell he’s a favorite,  and definitely a fit for the season. I hope this poem sings to you as well, as helps remind you of beauty, both in the world and inside yourself. Anytime you awaken – […]


ARTWORK FROM THE NEW 2021 WALL CALENDAR Sweet Darkness by David Whyte When your eyes are tiredthe world is tired also. When your vision has goneno part of the world can find you. Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own. There you can be sureyou are not beyond love. […]

5 Great Ways to Gift

Don’t just think your thanks… When things are nutty, busy and chaotic, when it feels like we can’t handle one more straw on the proverbial camel’s back, when things feel all out of balance internally, at home, nationally, globally, these are the times when we’ve really gotta be there for one another.   For the […]

Hold Fast

A(nother) Lesson from Nature Sometimes things don’t go as planned. OK. Often things don’t go as planned. The tides have their pull, the moon has its cycles, the future is a flippin’ mystery. We all know that change is inevitable, so what is there to really hold onto? It’s easy to feel adrift, or on […]

When you’re feeling a little lost

Raise your hand if you’ve felt like this before: You feel lost, you can’t quite see the path ahead, you’re not sure where to turn or which way to go. Surely this can happen at any point during a hike or when wandering about. But it can also happen in your heart. Where we thought […]

Letter to the Editor

A letter sent to our local newspaper in Twisp, WA. I’m gonna get personal here. We all wear so many hats. Speaking for myself, I am an artist, business owner, mother, sister, wife, daughter, friend, neighbor, teacher, homeowner, nature lover. At any given moment, I wear not just one of these hats in particular, but […]


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