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Rise of the Mono Culture | Travelogue

Vacation Mode -ON- My summer vacation is still in full swing, but I am enjoying daily breaks to do casual journalling. With so many new sites and smells and freedom- it is hard not to want to write about your experiences or draw new things. Travel really inspires you. This week, in particular, I’ve been travelling without my kids (thanks Grandma!), so it really shifts the mood and…

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Art, On My Mind

Building a Creative Brain

Non-Creative Desktop

A Non-Creative Approach to Art I never considered myself a creative person. I admire those people who have a real flair for aesthetics and art. That simply isn’t me. My approach to art is much more methodical. I want to be better. So I section off chunks of time to research, to test, to fail (in private), then succeed (maybe in public). It is what has worked for…

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Monday on My Mind: Breathe Deep

Last week in yoga class, a woman made an off hand comment about the size of our class.  Apparently, the popularity of a once barren Yin class had been growing exponentially since the election.  Once empty rooms had begun to fill and stayed filled throughout the year.  People were apparently in desperate need of stress relief! We all had a chuckle at the growing popularity of slow yoga…

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Biker Babe, On My Mind, Site News

Ponderings on Bike Racks

Riding a bicycle regularly has been a delight. So much so, that i’ve changed my commute habits to use the bike on short daily errands. A funny bike related habit I’ve picked up alongside is finding and photographing Bike Racks. I find them interesting. They are a critical piece of bike life that usually fades into the urban landscape. “Find the Bike Rack” is now a fun game…

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Monday on My Mind: New Year Resolutions

Obligatory New Year’s Resolutions Post Incoming New Year, New Me? No. I can’t say that anymore. First, it is tired and overused. Second, it simply isn’t what I desire. I am happy with me. I’ve spent a long time now figuring out what I like, dislike, what works in my life and what doesn’t. I am not going to go thru any drastic changes at this point-nor do…

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Merry Christmas from this Doll to You!

This year my precious little one got a dollhouse (how apropos). I swear it was not planned and had nothing to do with this blog. She had been throwing not so subtle hints the entire year and the family was on the look out for something special. Just a few weeks before Christmas deadline, we found the perfect one at CostCo. It is three stories tall and looked…

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