Years and years ago I wrote a blog post about table runners. I’d been making a bunch for Christmas gifts and wondered really what they’re for. Turns out they started with a useful function and now they’re mostly decorative with no practical purpose. And practicality, or needing to spend time being useful, can be a huge block to…

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Here’s an encouraging video with Ira Glass’ wisdom to keep going on your creative work. I’ve recently begun painting, and this video absolutely speaks to me about continuing to be able to close the gap between what’s in my head and what I actually create because trust me when I say it’s two TOTALLY different…

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve always been a podcast listener. I love the ease with which I can listen while I fold laundry, take a walk, or drive to town. I’ve listened to a ton of different podcasts through the years, and I’ve finally decided that my favorites are episodes that somehow get me…

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Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel that everyone has read or seeing your name appear on the New York Times Bestseller list? In 2013, thirty-seven authors of Young Adult fiction made that dream a reality. How did they do it? Well, they wrote amazing stories. But I was curious if there were any strong…

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