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Jo Knows How to Tangle: Zentangle Lesson #1

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Taking Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

So often we take care of everything and everyone but ourselves during the holidays. I know, because I’m a poster child for trying to do too much. Right now, I’ve got a miserable cold, and I suspect it’s from getting too little sleep and working too many hours. The question seems eternal: “How do we […]

Love, Crafts, and the Fine Art of Dumpster Diving

Two days ago, I noticed a big red Dumpster behind our apartment complex. It looked to be empty. That’s interesting, I thought. Yesterday evening, my husband and I were walking Jax when I noticed the Dumpster had been filled to the brim. Looks to me like the apartment management evicted someone, sending their furniture packing […]

Kit Bashing — A Dollhouse Furniture Bargain

“Kit bashing” is a term miniaturists use, and one that every crafter should get to know. You “bash a kit” when you take creative liberties with a project, putting your own spin on it. I love kit bashing. Curiously, I’ve noticed a big difference between miniaturists and scrapbookers. When I took scrapbook classes, a lot […]

What to Do When You Get Stuck While Writing Your Book

By Joanna Campbell Slan When folks complain of “writer’s block,” they’re often complaining that they’ve gotten stuck. Or that they just don’t know what to write next. That can happen to any of us. Maybe you know how your book will begin. You might also know how it ends. But what will you do to […]

The Nine of Wands: Safeguarding My Energy

Every year my sister and I host a New Year’s Day party at my house. We invite Karen, a local psychic, to come and tell people’s fortunes. Karen is completing her dissertation in biology. She’s whip-smart and very, very talented. Although she has many psychic talents, Karen prefers to use Tarot cards when working with […]

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