Petit-Point Teacup
Tea in a pretty cup uplifts a sagging spirit.

“Come along inside… We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.” – Kenneth Graeme, Scottish writer, The Wind in the Willows. There is something very comforting and delightful in a hot cup of tea offered … Read More

This was the best I could do until I knew better.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ~Maya Angelou Maya Angelou’s quotation rings true especially with regards to any interest, craft, or hobby. Most of us aren’t naturally gifted with the … Read More

Affirmations for encouraging creativity

Thank you to Tamara Laporte at willowing arts ( for allowing me to use her “Affirmations for living a happy creative life” poster on my blog. Tamara is very generous with her ideas and her art. Visit her website and … Read More

She suddenly appeared out of the mist

  This lady gave me a very difficult time trying to lure her out of the thick fog and mist. She was very shy and wanted to remain hidden away where no one would notice her. It took quite a … Read More

Water, nature’s greatest gift taken for granted

This week’s prompt for the Gratitude Journal: Sketch or illustrate your appreciation for clean drinking water. In thinking about this prompt, I recalled a poem that I taught my senior students some years ago. The Wheelbarrow, by William Carlos William, … Read More

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