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Remember & learning my way through grief

I woke this morn with the image of the flower on the left side of this journal spread, made back in 2009, in my mind. Today would be my mother’s 55th birthday. Saturday will be the sixth anniversary of her death. I didn’t—couldn’t—speak at her funeral, so instead friends got together and organized much of […]

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Release: My word for 2013

In past years, I’ve had to constantly tumble ideas for a “word of the year” around in my head, discovering over time which are nicked or just don’t fit right in the palm of my hand, discarding those until I find the one smooth encapsulation of my heart’s desire for the next 365 days. This […]

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Goals & such & tracking

Earlier this year, I needled (encouraged? depends on who you ask!) a friend to create a 30-in-30 list—30 goals to accomplish during the year she turned 30. I found turning 30 to be prettyfuckingfantabulous (granted, 29 was hideous), so I was excited for her to have a good experience of turning 30, too. I also […]

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Friday Five: A few of my favorite things

Inspired by the Fancy Friday feature organized by the great gals at LoveFeast, this week’s Friday Five ventures out of the studio and explores my favorite things. As always, you can click on the photo to see a larger version of it. One of my closest friends is a book conservator which, in turn, has […]

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Hard & True

Four years ago today, I saw my mother for the last time. I held and stroked her hand. I listened too intensely the sound of her breathing. I was 28 and my brother was 11. She had just celebrated her 48th birthday four days earlier. In the late hours of the evening, she died as […]

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