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Quote du Jour

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
~ pablo picasso”

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You were the TOOL GUY in our family and between that, your handy man skills and the crafts that you and Joan did – there is much to remember. I paid more attention than you may have realized, and I still remember going through your woodworking magazines!


Growing up you seemed like a master chef to me, and you gave me my first taste of glass in your stained glass sun catchers. The many craft projects you and Bud did over the years and ALL the various tree decorations you did for years. Wow! I’ll never know how you had the energy.

finding time….

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘ I don’t want to.’

~ Lao Tzu

I like to use this quote as the banner on the top of my “to do” list occasionally – usually when I’m feeling […]

Feeling this waaay too often

Wow – I found someone who put into words how I feel almost constantly. I really must start reading her blog on a regular basis. But Wait! – It’s yet another way to avoid doing my own art…..(Sigh)

From the artist’s blog:

“Most times I am guilty of thinking too much, wanting to control the outcome […]

Uncle Al

My best memories of you are flying kites, nifty puzzles, a genuine interest in all things, and of course your photography. Always the camera and lots of wonderful pictures… with synchronized music and narratives to slide shows.

Beck and Hap

You’re both gone now – but I still remember how lively and tenacious you both were, and of course Beck’s needlework pictures and Hap’s woodworking. A taste that you can continue to do creative things at any age.


I collect fantasy art, and I have a fantasy of someday becoming a fairly good artist….Right now I have more talent for jewelry design than drawing or sculpture – but hey everyone has a fantasy – right?
I was browsing one of my regular haunts tonight and followed a link. I’m glad I did – it […]

2 Electric Toys Join Hall of Fame

Okay – this is just fun. I found an article by BEN DOBBIN, an Associated Press Writer.

I really love stories like this; the feature here being toy trains and the mention of how they got started is also a good source of inspiration.

“Engineer Joshua Lionel Cowen built his first electric toy train as a […]

It’s Never Too Late

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

— George Eliot

Hello Dolly

I have always found the movie Hello Dolly to be of great inspiration. It has really good dialog, music and dancing. But probably the single most inspiring thing is that Dolly Levi has so many “businesses” or talents and the calling cards to back them up! And lets not forget the costumes – they are […]