For years I'd wanted to visit Italy. I wanted to experience the culture, visit historic sites, eat the gelato (oops--I mean, the food), and of course see the architecture and art. I planned to marvel at the paintings of the masters. At no time did I ever think I'd actually hold a paintbrush in my hand.Read More
The devotion of a young maid, the courage of her groom-to-be, the birth of the precious little One, in a manger of all places. It’s a story that’s both well worn and brand new with every telling...Read More
Have you ever stumbled upon something that surprised and delighted you?Read More
The Arts Center a few miles from our house holds a pottery sale every year in the spring and fall. My husband and I go every fall, often with an eye toward Christmas shopping. Bowls and cups of every shape and size, created by instructors and students, are offered for sale at very reasonable prices.
They're almost too reasonable, because we always bring home a piece or two.Read More
Recently, I wrote about the beauty of hands, and it reminded me of a trip we took several years ago to Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington. We flew into Seattle and then took a ferry to the quiet island with quaint villages and great outdoor recreational opportunities.Read More
Even if you aren’t a painter or designer or dancer, you can still develop your creativity and bring creativity into your daily life. Here are a few ideas that have worked for me:Read More