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The Art of Living
The summer edition of the RUGS Magazine is an escape from reality. We're taken away from our noisy world into a quiet respite of New England beaches and serene settings that are sure to inspire us to make rugs, big and small.
Explore rug-hooking artists from Japan, Russia, Canada, and the USA. Relax as you read about textile artists and painters who are certain to capture your inspiration to make beautiful rugs. RUGS brings contemporary, traditional, and primitive styles to you, so there is something lovely for everyone to enjoy.
RUGS shows you the impact that words have in artistic rugs and textile art. See how artists express their thoughts using wool, cotton, threads, yarns, and fabric to create magnificently powerful messages, and we show you how you can set your inner wildness free.
Summer brings us to the water; lakes, rivers, and seas, so it's no wonder we show you the psychology of colors that reflect water and flowers. Learn what moods are created by teal (blue/green), aqua, and green. Knowing how colors affect our moods, we get creative and apply this knowledge into our rugs when color planning.
Artful and beautifully designed trading cards, stationary, and posters bring a little bit of that whimsy and play into your life. The trading cards are something you can collect and post on your inspiration mood boards, or trade them with a friend. We are never to old to play, right? I want to bring joy and creativity into your life that inspires you and moves you to play. Afterall, play is all part of the art of living, and we mustn't stop, but keep playing to keep our hearts young.
The art of cooking also brings you some fresh ideas for easy summer recipes that are healthy and sinfully tasty on the taste-buds. I explore recipes and try them myself before sharing them with you, so that I know they are decadently delicious and manageable with a busy schedule.
So if you are tired of the ho-hum humdrum and want to read and see fresh ideas for the art of living and hooking rugs, give my summer edition a try. Order your copy or subscription in my shoppe.
One of the earliest commemorations was organized by recently freed slaves.
As the Civil War neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, held as prisoners of war, were herded into a series of hastily assembled camps in Charleston, South Carolina. Conditions at one camp, a former racetrack near the city’s Citadel, were so bad that more than 250 prisoners died from disease or exposure, and were buried in a mass grave behind the track’s grandstand. Three weeks after the Confederate surrender, an unusual procession entered the former camp: On May 1, 1865, more than 1,000 recently freed slaves, accompanied by regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops (including the Massachusetts 54th Infantry) and a handful of white Charlestonians, gathered in the camp to consecrate a new, proper burial site for the Union dead. The group sang hymns, gave readings and distributed flowers around the cemetery, which they dedicated to the “Martyrs of the Race Course.” Source: Barbara Maranzani
The Art of Living is ...
Inspiration from nature's beauty, simple living, love, and peace.