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"I do believe in an everyday sort of magic...the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone." Charles de Lint

An Artistic Disclaimer

A couple of years ago I was excited to take an adult education course on collaging. I had been playing around with collage for a while and collecting all kinds of supplies and ephemera so this course seemed perfect. Oddly enough, throughout the course, the instructor seemed determined to point out that I was not an artist...and that what I was creating was not art.  At first I was a bit offended and disappointed in myself, but I actually liked what I was creating...and found my classmates to be delightful, so I happily forged ahead.   

To the instructor’s credit, I did learn new techniques and was introduced to new media and materials...and I am grateful for that.  But the most important thing I already knew...I must make and do things that bring me joy, and I don’t much care what you call me while I’m doing it.

What you will find in this blog is a little art, a little more craft, and a whole lot of joy.   I take great delight when something I have created actually looks beautiful, but I can also chuckle when something looks goofy and overworked.  Whatever the result...I hope there was joy.

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