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woman wearing floral scarf in her art studio

Common Currency

“Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what’s going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.” Annie Dillard Jody’s studio. The pandemic reminded us of all we took for granted, including the importance of gathering with the communities that feed us. Artists are no exception. Even the …
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Isa’s Journal

woman wearing floral scarf in her art studio

Common Currency

“Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. …
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Watercolor painting in progress with paint jars in background.

Seriously, Why Watercolor?

Watercolor is underrated. It’s a medium linked to hobbyists, children, Prince Charles, and retirees. And me. I used to paint in oils until I developed …
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two girls and a snowball

Rubbernecking

A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.Tennessee Williams April brings back my sister …
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The Studio

a young woman standing in a mountain meadow with a blue and white graphic patterned wrap around skirt and a white t shirt with hair blowing in the wind

Wraparound Style

Seventies style celebrated the elegance of the wrap. Diane von Furstenburg launched her classic wrap dress, bohemian lasses wore long flowy wraparound skirts to Grateful …
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Group of women, some sitting some standing, in front of fence.

English In Action

The women of English In Action. From left to right standing: Angela, Lara, Shinta, Paulina, Manuela and sitting: Rachel, Heather, Susannah. “A small group of thoughtful …
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red dog in a peony hedge with deep pink peony flowers for a design blog

Peony in Blue: Design Story

Luna amongst my peony hedge. Peonies are easy to fall for. These legendary perennials look high maintenance but are quite the opposite, although they require plenty …
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