Invisible Disabilities

Invisible Disabilities

Sometimes our Pain is Invisible How many people do I know who are actively fighting cancer? At least five names come to mind. I’m not talking about strangers or statistics here; I am talking people in my life. People who cross my path on a regular basis. People I call...

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Fear is a Liar

Fear is a Liar

Just talking to myself here... Hand-lettered words under broken pieces of glass. Simple yet profound. Breathe in peace, breathe out fear A few wise words from my very wise friend. The move to the farm ( the new home of Mosaics at the Farm) is exciting and a bit scary....

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We All Have a Story

We All Have a Story

I met a woman named Toni at the 2o19 Bridging the Gap Women's conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She stopped by my booth and shared a dream she once had about a little girl holding a broken cup. Some of my "broken to beautiful" art spoke to her and reminded her of...

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Set Your Sails

Set Your Sails

Set Your Sails I used to think "waiting on God" meant you just stood still and did nothing. But even "standing still" does not mean doing nothing.  Waiting on God can look very much like a busy waiter at a restaurant. They wait upon their customers by doing a lot....

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My February Favorite Mosaic

My February Favorite Mosaic

My February Favorite Mosaic My February mosaic time was filled with creating animals and trying a few new ideas. One of the new ideas was to try decoupage on old barn wood. Then to take stained glass and mosaic over so the image would show through just a bit as well...

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Polka Dot the Rooster

Polka Dot the Rooster

A small cereal bowl with black polka dots seemed to be calling from the shelf, "my turn."  So I took my wheeled tile nippers and snapped a piece. It looked like it belonged to a rooster...and so began the creation of a colorful rooster named Polka Dot. I love dishes....

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Misto Pig

Misto Pig

"Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love" - E.B. White, Charlotte's Web. Day 32/365 Mosaics + Handlettering + Good Word.  Today's hand-lettered good word is "keep it simple" and what's more simple than love?  Life gets awfully complicated and messy and overwhelming. ...

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The Enemy Can’t

The Enemy Can’t

No, The Enemy Can't!  A God Story… The arrival of some bad news early Sunday morning. Fear gave way to a decision to surrender and a determination to trust God. Monday morning on a walk to the post office, a song came into my mind. I found myself repeating the chorus...

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An Insider’s Take on Depression and Anxiety

An Insider’s Take on Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety Disorder - A First-Hand View An inside view of clinical depression and anxiety disorder. Raw honesty from a friend's daughter. She shares her story with the hope of helping others.  I read her blog and asked for permission to repost it on my...

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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line I was asked if I might mosaic something for the upcoming silent auction to honor law enforcement.  I said I'd be honored to create something.  I decided upon this tray that I have titled, The Thin Blue Line.  Described in this way: The "Thin Blue...

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Me Too Matters

Me Too Matters

Me Too Matters We all have stories. And we must share. Not with the world, perhaps. But with someone. We’ll learn pretty quickly who we can share our stories with. And to what extent we unearth the details.  #MeToo is a powerful movement because “me too” speaks so...

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