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The return of the rabbit

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Three springtime's ago I did quite a lot of needle felting, during the last trimester of my daughter's pregnancy and for a while after my granddaughter was born.  Needle felting at that time was a substitute creative release for me, because I was on hiatus from oil painting for a bit at the time. I am a professional writer and fine artist by trade, but there are many crafts I have enjoyed over the course of my lifetime, beginning with learning to knit and crochet when I was a little kid.   I was recalling the other day how much...

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Our world of many faiths

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There is a tradition of faith and religion, the seeking of an understanding of the nature of God and our relationship to whoever or whatever God is going back at least 10,000 years on our planet. During those 10,000 years many faiths have emerged helping people find their way to a connection with God from many different viewpoints. Each has validity, each has value. With so many different faiths the world over, the concept of any one being the one and only true faith is peculiar to me. It doesn't make any sense if you think about it. However, it...

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About wishing you a Merry Christmas

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The other day I stopped in at our favorite local apple grower's roadside store to buy a few pounds of apples and some fresh pressed apple cider. After paying, the lady at the counter said, "Have a nice Christmas," and I could see a little look of doubt in her eyes as if she wondered if it was okay to say "Christmas" to me. I smiled and said, "Merry Christmas!" She relaxed, smiled and said, "Merry Christmas! It is so hard to tell what to do say these days." In response I said, "Let's not have our communication stifled by...

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Photography show tomorrow evening

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One River, a photography show curated by me and my husband, will open tomorrow night (Friday, December 2, 2011) at Marti's on Main in Albion, New York.  The public is welcome to the opening reception from 5:30 to 9:00 that evening.  If you are one of my readers in the local area, I hope you will come by.  It will be a fun, warm, and happy evening.  We have fifty six photographs printed on Kodak's Endura Metallic paper in sizes 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20 all matted and framed in the exhibit. The photographs have been shot over the past sixty...

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The children are nestled, all snug in their beds

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...and I can't sleep.  Too many things on my mind, so I am up writing instead of sleeping. Here is something I can do while I am unable to sleep:  Announce on my blog what I am doing and what my son is doing for online shoppers today, Black Friday. From Me:  Buy One, Get One Free on all of my Knitter's Eye Charts and other prints.  Buy one, get one of equal or lesser value free -- no limits (includes sets of three).  Buy from my Etsy shop or my website.  This also applies to any fine art photographs...

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