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Month: February 2011

A Comforting Thought

A Comforting Thought

As it was before, so it shall be again. Warm days, hot days, bare feet and ice lollies.  Somehow knowing this is a little way down the line helps me to enjoy what is now, encourages me to make more of these winter months.  There are moments of joy in each season that are beyond my expectations in their beauty, in their simplicity.  That ordinary moment that catches me by surprise and makes me wonder ‘how did I get so…

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My Old Pencil Case

My Old Pencil Case

I have this old pencil case, it is denim and it has a label on it that says Junior Miss.  I’ve had it, well, forever as far as I can remember.  My dad brought it over for me on one of his visits, still full of the felt tip pens I remember from being 8 years old.  It is like a sliver of my childhood that has jumped through a wormhole and landed on my table.  Nothing has changed, the…

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(I) Heart Cookies

(I) Heart Cookies

I promise that I am not actually stalking Jean at The Artful Parent (though should I take it up she’ll be on my list) but while I was perusing her blog I noticed this delicious looking recipe for Cranberry Oat Cookies.  Perfect for a spot of afternoon baking I thought to myself and I couldn’t have been more right. Huwyl and I worked together mixing and rolling and cutting.  But those details hardly seem important now.  Now that I’ve actually…

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From Seurat to Pollock

From Seurat to Pollock

So I posted the other day about our Q-tip Pointillism fun; well there is a part two to that story, a cautionary tale if you will, that I would like to share with you.  Our painting session had gone exactly as described, q-tips, paint, innocent fun, or so I thought.   I then unwisely gave Huwyl a second piece of paper.  That was mistake number 1.  Mistake number 2 came when I left the room for about 30 seconds to…

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