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On my coffee table these days are three books; “The Architect Says” compiled by Laura S. Dushkes, “Cloth Lullaby” by Amy Novesky and Isabelle Arsenault, and “‘Olelo No’eau” compiled by Mary Kawena Pukui.  These books, although vastly different in scope and structure, have their ways of speaking to me today.   I’m thinking about our […]

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I took a walk in the woods with a dear friend and my little dog Bleu.  Like hitting the refresh button, it’s exactly what I needed. Here deep in the woods, surrounded by the most beautiful array of green leaved trees and sprouting ferns, we were all alone. With no cell phones, text messages or people […]

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Inside its a calm and peaceful day.   Meanwhile, progress is being made on a commission quilt in the studio.  A memory quilt for a woman who wore muumuu’s made with oriental fabrics.  I’m a little lost with it, but am finding my way slowly.  I’m trying to keep my mind as present as possible; […]

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The ides of October?!  Already!  I’m diving into the “rainy season” here with a few indoor projects.  This one, a gift for a newborn, has been on my mind for quite some time.  Thankfully, the colors of the season are inspiring me and today I plan to baste it and possibly get started on the […]

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There is something peaceful and relaxed about breakfast on a weekend morning.  Fresh-squeezed orange juice and oatmeal against a backdrop of Billie Holiday and roses from the garden. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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There is a beautiful poem by Sukhvinder Sircar that spoke to me while I was going through what was easily the darkest spell of my adult life.  I hesitated to share it with you because that whole period was oh so personal, and I needed to traverse that landscape alone.  All that is changing now […]

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  I’m feeling very humbled these days in front of my design wall.  I think it takes lots of courage to be an artist.  Sometimes more courage than I can muster… well, most of the time.  I press on tho; I have an almost primal need to bring something new to this world, to make […]

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I’m pleased to say my latest quilt was accepted into Art Maui, a local mixed media art show!  now I can finally show you the piece in it’s entirety… but not today.  Sorry, I’m not trying to tease you, I simply had no time to document it in photo.  Truth be told, I stitched my […]

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