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What If? Fear’s Motto

Just talking to myself here… Hand-lettered words under broken pieces of glass. Simple yet profound. Breathe in faith, 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. I will say that the […]

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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 ‘friend’ or ‘family’.  I can […]

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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. I will say that the […]

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We All Have a Story

I met a woman named Toni at the Bridging the Gap Women’sconference 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 that dream. It was a […]

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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. Waiting is not Lazy I used to be […]

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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 as fill in the remainder […]

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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. I break them not because […]

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Misto Pig

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.The opposite of simple. How I try to work my way back to simplicity is to do something anything, that brings me joy. And to find gratitude of some sort in that very moment […]