(Embracing) Rest

I spent most of yesterday simply resting. After all the events for Christmas, I spent most of yesterday in bed reading and sleeping.  It was delightful! I was up early to take a family member to the airport.  My Sweetheart was making the kids pancakes when I came back.  I reheated some leftover Christmas breakfast … Continue reading (Embracing) Rest

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(Embracing) Hygge

I started seeing the word Hygge over a year ago, but this year it seems to be everywhere.  There is no direct English translation for this Danish word.  The closest we come seems to be coziness.  It's pronounced hue-ga or hoo-ga.   I think it's probably like the way you would say "hug" while in … Continue reading (Embracing) Hygge

Merry!

This time of year is special in our home.  We celebrate Advent.  Each night, almost without exception, for twenty-five nights we light the growing circle of candles and pile onto the couch together to read aloud. We read one book from the first page adding one additional page each night.  We all pretty much have … Continue reading Merry!

Words

Words fill my world. I love words.  I love to read them, to write them, to turn letters into art and phrases into pictures. Maybe it's because I feel like I've always been able to read having had a wonderful older sister who taught me as she learned.  Maybe it was all those calligraphy classes … Continue reading Words

Explore~

"Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life." Galatians 6:4-6 (The Message Translation) Go ahead and … Continue reading Explore~

Diamonds

"What do you see out there?" he asked as I peered into darkness. "Shimmering diamonds," I replied, curtain falling back, as I turned away from the window. The moon had risen, light fractured into a million pieces through the frosted windows.  I stood there and shivered from the beauty. Even now early in the morning … Continue reading Diamonds

Fighting the Flight

"I Only Write When Inspiration Strikes. Fortunately It Strikes at Nine Every Morning." I loved this quotation I read in The War of Art.  He attributed it to Somerset Maughum, and though some dispute that, the truth remains the same.  For me, the inspiration needs to strike somewhat earlier before everyone else is up and … Continue reading Fighting the Flight

The War

So I read a book yesterday. Someone new to our Books & Brews Book Club mentioned The War of Art last month.  It hooked me from the first page.  Clearly defining what makes creating such a challenge and how to overcome anyway, The War of Art arms you for the battle within. And here I am, … Continue reading The War