Category Archives for true life stories

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

1. Instead of having children, Mr Misc and I plan on adopting greyhounds. We even picked out names for them. 2. As an undergraduate student, I had the opportunity to work with the art collection at our university museum, cataloging more than one hundred works by Milton Bancroft. It was such a major undertaking that […]

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UU Reflections

I originally imagined this blog as being very focused on artmaking and, in some ways, almost business like. Through my Artist’s Way posts, I found myself sharing more of the personal, however, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. So, while this is, of course, not a religious blog, I wanted to share and […]

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I do it for the joy it brings…

…because I am a joyful girl The words above are from an Ani Difranco song, a favorite of mine. And it only seems appropriate to begin with song lyrics, a habit of Xiane’s, since she is the inspiration and instigator behind our artist’s way cluster. The Artist’s Way is a book by Julia Cameron, a […]

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“me to you” a handmade book, an act of healing

I created the above book as a gift to my father, whom I have not heard from in more than a decade. Obviously, writing to him and creating this representation of who I now am–when we last spoke, I was in high school; I’m now a thirty-year old woman, married and experiencing the trials and […]

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By the seat of my pants

Like an invisible zipline, sometimes fate drags you to where you need to be. Last night, as we were considering a movie night on the couch, I recommended taking the dog for a walk. As we concluded our walk, my husband suggested going out for a drink. When we got downtown, I peeked into an […]

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