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Ditch the hustle

I’m breaking up with the ‘work harder to get further’ culture. Were you raised to believe that if you only worked a bit harder you would be more (insert your word here – successful, beautiful, popular, loved)? Me too. I thought if only I could hustle more I would have enough (work, success, a tidy…

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The gift of what is

Sometimes plans go awry and we are left with what is. Maybe we are diagnosed with a serious illness, or our vacation plans are interrupted, our job ends abruptly, or our relationship with our partner breaks down. We first need to grieve When faced with an unexpected and unwelcome change of plans we need first…

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Letting go from a new lens

When I was recovering from breast cancer treatment several years ago I envisioned the process of letting go as a wild dance. Things I no longer needed felt like they were being released through my hands and my feet as I danced. (See Invitation to Create: Dancing Wildly – with Joy! on pages 36 and…

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Hand hooked rug "Unconditional", hooked in pinks and green

The In-between Times of Knowing and Not Knowing

As I waited for my mom to pass into the next world I wrote in my journal about how time felt suspended, magnified and also crystal clear. There was the knowing but not knowing when, or if she would pass in peace. These feelings remind me of the time when I closed my homeopathy practice…

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Three things you might not know about me

Filmed at the opening reception at ART1274 Hollis Gallery of my show Wild Woman Becoming – in Full Colour, this video reveals three things you might not know about me. In addition to being a fibre artist, I also …

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The Chakras and Chakra Colours

Filmed at the opening reception at ART1274 Hollis Gallery of my show Wild Woman Becoming – in Full Colour I explain the Chakras and the Chakra Colours. I started using Chakra Colours in my fibre art in 2016. I describe my design process and the inspiration and words behind Wild Woman Driving. How can I…

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Wild Woman Becoming – in Full Colour

A brief introduction at the opening reception at ART1274 Hollis Gallery of my show Wild Woman Becoming – in Full Colour. In this glimpse of this well-attended opening, you will see a collection of my artwork in a gallery setting. There are also beautiful close-up photos of my Chakra Colour notecard series. How can I help…

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What’s a Wild Woman?

The first question is What’s a Wild Woman? And the answer to the second question is yes, they are somewhat autobiographical! Filmed at the opening reception at ART1274 Hollis Gallery of my show Wild Woman Becoming – in Full Colour this video details my journey to becoming a member of the gallery, along with my…

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The joy in this moment

When life is busy, do you find yourself rushing from task to task, being so busy being busy that you don’t take time to enjoy each moment as it happens? Guilty as charged. When I get super busy I have the tendency to focus on what’s next, rather than what is here now. I get…

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Wild Woman Wonderings

What does it mean to be a Wild Woman? Perhaps you’ve seen the Wild Woman Sisterhood posts on Facebook. More often than not, I am drawn to click and share their posts about women and freedom and friendship. Here are some thoughts I have about what it means to be a Wild Woman, and why…

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Purple lupines

I am enough

Lately I’ve been thinking and writing and sketching in my journal about working too hard and burnout. I’ve been exploring the connection between exhaustion from keeping too busy and equating busy and productive with feelings of worth. I was raised to link being worthy with working hard. Does this resonate with you? While it can…

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Savouring the moment – 3 top tips

Are you in the habit of rushing from one task to another? When busy, my natural inclination used to be to complete a task, check it off my to-do list and then move on to the next item. It left me feeling exhausted and like my list was never ending. Tips to breaking this habit…

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How to care for and clean your rug hooking art

You may have been browsing my online gallery and wondering how to care for and clean your new rug hooking art pieces. With a little bit of care, your rug hooking and other fibre art items will stay beautiful for a long time. I’ll talk about each type of item separately: hooked rugs, framed pieces,…

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Tulips in a bouquet

What’s in your tool kit?

What’s in your tool kit for staying grounded, for getting inspired, for getting in the flow again? Whether you’re having trouble with focus, with making decisions, or finding reasons to laugh, this post contains three of my go-to tools for self care to cope with overwhelm and exhaustion. To keep myself well so I can…

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You’ve got this

Sometimes the people around me see in me what I’m struggling to see in myself. Recently I sent messages to three people in my life – my son, my sister and my friend, describing an ambitious and scary project I’m embarking on. All three instantly replied with “You’ve got this. I’m sure it will go…

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