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Things I ponder as I go about my day . . .

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Stars in My Eyes

Posted on 1 October, 2014 at 10:50 Comments comments (61355)

The stars were out when I came to work this morning. We’ve had so many rainy/cloudy days lately that it was lovely to see stars glittering against the darkness of the pre-dawn sky.

 

Often when I wake up very early and am unable to get back to sleep, I head over to the studio. I’ve always loved getting to work early, before the world is awake; I seem to get so much more accomplished before everyone else is out and about. When I managed the Lowcountry Cottag...

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Time passes, each day a jewel . . .

Posted on 9 September, 2014 at 7:20 Comments comments (9121)

My mother once told me that, as I grew older, time would pass faster. Of course, I didn’t believe her.

 

But the other morning, as I sat on Harbour Town’s pier observing pelicans swooping around in circles over a school of fish just beneath the surface, I realized that, once again, Mom was correct.

 

Can you believe it’s September already? Where has this year gone? It seems like just a few weeks ago that I signed the lease for the stu...

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My Tools

Posted on 28 August, 2014 at 11:10 Comments comments (6029)

     Many of the tools I use in my work can honestly be classified as “vintage.” I’m still using the same Sheaffer fountain pens with calligraphy nibs that I discovered decades ago. (I just framed an article about me that was published in The Salem [Ohio] News on July 29, 1983. Yowza!)

     Of course, I’ve replaced the nibs several times and ink, especially colored ink, is becoming more difficult to find. I’m left-handed, and n...

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