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As we wandered through Japan, we found ourselves in Arimatsu, a small town on the edge of Nagoya which is famous for being the birthplace of Shibori.  This was not a planned situation; we simply woke up that day in Nagoya and flipped through our book to see what there was to do.  I was […]

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Recently we went on a trip to Japan!  It was our fist time and it was amazing!  Growing up in Hawaii, I’ve always been exposed to the Japanese culture due to the large population of Japanese Americans living here, so much of this seemed somewhat familiar to me.  The crowds tho, oh boy those crowds, […]

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Our family recently took a trip to Whistler and Vancouver.  It was nice to be in a colder environment and see newly budded plants emerge.  It seemed to me a wonderful time of year to visit and I imagine it’s only going to get more beautiful as spring rolls in.   The older I get […]

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I was lucky enough to travel to Pasadena recently to attend Quilt Con 2016!  It’s been a really long time since I’ve been surrounded by quilters and their wonderful quilts and I’m so excited to share what I saw with you.  You will have to forgive me tho, I snapped pictures without minding the tags […]

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Mornings here are a bouquet of sights, sounds, and smells. I woke up and opened my doors to the sun pouring over a rice field, while incense and burning wood lingered in the air. The familiar sounds of birds and crickets carried on while somewhere in the distance the rhythmic “tak tak tak” of a […]

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Our last day today… Is bittersweet. It amazes me to see how much we’ve bonded in such a short amount of time. I’m going to miss my new teacher, so patient, wise and generous… and all my new friends. I feel like I’ve known them for a long time. It’s been an absolutely amazing week […]

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So walking about town today, I managed to start a conversation with this lively fellow who upon learning I was from Hawaii, immediately started monologuing about his brother who also lives in Hawaii… specifically Maui. My reply: “Oh, he does, does he.” Anyway, what started out as a playful conversation turned into a tour of […]

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It is important to exist on the other side of “work,” “obtain,” and “achieve.” Doing nothing is doing as well. In this space of little palpable benefit there is a gift. It is here that I’m able to access a deeper level of wisdom connecting with something inaccessible to me otherwise.

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I arrived in Denpasar yesterday and was greeted by a happy fellow who spoke broken English. The ride to the hotel was hot, dusty and chaotic. Cars and mopeds swarmed like bees around a hive, inches of space between us and them, my driver was clearly amused at my discomfort. “Half an hour more,” he […]

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One of the books I took with me on my trip was “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.  Now, I’ve read this before,  but I wanted to revisit it because the book offers so much.  Soon, I hope to start the exercises outlined in the book and share my experience with my fiber-artist gang… the […]

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We are back from our family vacation alive and well!  We survived!  I don’t say that lightly… I mean, we really survived!  My darling husband took us on an adventure, a long trek if you will, to a giant mountain lake in the western Sierras.  Now, I’ve never been backpacking, unless you consider a few […]

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