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I have been gifted this life for the last 35 years or 12,784 days or 18,409,789 minutes or 1,104,587,350 seconds. How do you measure a life? Tears have been shed; deep, aching laughs shared. I’ve held hands, children, secrets, love. I’ve been a sister for more than half my years, a parent for the last […]

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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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Modus Operandi: How’d they do that?

& we’re back! A little later than expected and a bit soggier, but modus operandi has returned. On to this week’s topic… One of my favorite things about mixed media collage is, of course, the fanatical use of layers and the level of customization within each layer. Learning to do this requires a great deal […]

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