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True Love, Sweets!

Cooking is important again… and has stayed that way for months! We don’t buy baked goods and other deli items while shopping now… GREAT cookie recipe from http://www.butterbaking.com! I had only brown sugar, and now have a versatile recipe that … Continue reading

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Pineapple Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Chicken

I’ve made sure that I cooked really good meals for us — versatile and changing, things like this one that can become second meals with white beans added over rice… there is so little goodness around these days that cooing … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Missing the Beach

Missing the ocean, walking with my toes in the wet sand. Spending a day hunting for the tiniest shells in a tidepool. Bright Ideas multi-color journal, White Uniball Signo, Pitt White pen, Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: RG Bean Ritual

I started this little ritual because I find the beans so beautiful. Each time I open a new package I place two of the beans in the abalone shell I found on T Bay, the beach I grew up on … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Roseville

I have no creative juices, but I can draw… So back to my memory journal… Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.     To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Lojong 52: Misinterpretation

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Lojong: Weeping Buddha

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Lojong 50: Swayed

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Wax Resist Pencils

I use a fluid resist sometimes, but an urban sketcher had a good pencil he was using and I asked him repeatedly what that might be and he even answered me once but without giving me the name of it… … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om Pearl

I don’t see these as I wear them so much — around my neck as I write this! Tara, pearls, ooooohmmmmm…. Sketching keeps me happy, even if just pen to paper. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, FPR Himalayan with Robert … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Brigid Shell Moon

I little Venus of Willendorf! Okay, it may be very late for Brigid’s Blessing, but here she is… I love drawing late at night… totally relaxing… and until we are through this push, I need relaxing! ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Buddha Om Elephant

I started Trishna Jewelry because I could not find the jewelry I wanted… Not too ethnic, not to refined.  When I fell in love with antique whitehearts I began. The business did so-so — seems most people wanted ethnic and … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Mom Stuff, Purple and Orange

I am stuck in tax hell, and so need a bit of brightening…. the colors of Johnny Jump-ups! And below, a video on making heart-shaped lollipops. Yes you could say I am losing it.  Hate. Taxes. Love this little heart … Continue reading

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St Patty’s Day

Belated Happy St. Patty’s Day! It didn’t post… how strange! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pilot Metropolitan with Birmingham Slag Grey, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Robert Oster MIX! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Giraffe Pin

I’ve always loved giraffes. Stephen bought this for me before Junior High One of those lovely gold-tone enameled pins, and I sketched it before I sold it so I’d have that memory. I paired it with a quote from Pema … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Pansy Plate

Pansy was our third kitty growing up, straight off my grandparents ranch. She was born to the palest tiger kitty before we had a chance to spay her, and what a wonder she was, long haired and looking just like … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om

When I saw Gaspéite the first time I thought it was dyed. How could anything from the earth be so very spring green? I made these to be worn together — the heishi is large and so are the beads.  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Barcelona Brandy Set

I bought this in Barcelona and carried it home to my mom. She put flavored brandies in it for guests. Sweet memory. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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