memoir

“She’s cross-eyed.” “Aren’t we all!” Pandemic Painting #7 ‘Jacqueline’

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DIY

Be silenced by majesty. It is found seated on a wooden pew, in a tiny church, light fractured through glass. It floats as hope in disaster. It’s carried on the wings of a Mourning Dove, on a path bullet-straight. Ground your feet on the shoreline, at the edge of water and sand. Feel the water’s […]

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beauty, DIY

Lavender Oil Skin Serum

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic I planted roses and lavender. Over the years, the […]

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memoir

Women

Women are posting black and white photographs in support of their personal commitment to lift up other women. The highlight reminds us of the importance of self love, the beauty of sacrifice, our independent and collective strength and wisdom. When we are kind to ourselves: body, mind, and spirit, it shows as raw and real. […]

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beauty, brave, dreams, say it, strong women

Beautiful Souls

“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ― Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo was a woman of staggering beauty. Read her back story. You’ll find her even more so: Mexican Indigenous Woman, a life lived […]

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heart, hope, kindness, say it

Be Kind

There is nothing as beautiful as kindness. Little actions, big shifts. A split second smile. An incidental text. A hand reaching out to take another. Sacrifice. Kindness is treasure in ruin, found between layers of pause and possibility. Everyone carries one story. Be there. Listen. Let it bring you to your knees. Imagine a Dove, […]

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home style

French Butter Keeper

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child Julia used a butter keeper. What is a butter keeper? Something beautiful and useful for the kitchen. There are many styles on the market. A simple ‘French Butter Keeper,’ from the ‘Crate and Barrel’ Marble Collection is the one I chose. Drop an ice cube […]

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memoir

Summer felt as Winter. On that grey morning, I cried. I cried because in that moment I knew: I’d have beat down the gates of Hell for him and he simply forgot. He forgot the songs we sang, rock candy, and sand. And me. He forgot me. draft entry from a scene

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