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The Art of Living
‘Tis the season of gratitude and kindness; merriment and celebration; love and compassion; and peace for all people everywhere.
As we enter deeper into winter, we decorate our homes with bright red berries and evergreens to remind us of summer during these dark and cold days while nature quietly rests.
Abraham Lincoln declared the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas as one of good cheer and celebration of the winter holidays.
Make time everyday to share kindness to another.
I've left you some cookies at home. Why not pop in for a bit, rest your tired and cold feet, and share some cookies and cocoa with me? How about it, St. Nick? We can talk about all of your adventures! xoxo
Summer exhaled her last warmth upon us, whilst the trees slowly shed their life to welcome a winter's sleep.
The season of autumn slowly begins to prepare herself for the cold winter months ahead.
Flying across the sky, migratory birds make their way to warmer climes, and stop to roost in the giant trees to rest their tired wings. I feel the presence of eyes upon me as I walk this uneven path.
It is the cloak of the Vultures I see resting high in the craggy dead branches of Cottonwood trees. Their sinister presence against the grey mottled clouds appear ominous as I crane my neck whilst stumbling on the cobbled path.
I stop to take in their immenseness and foreboding presence as they keep watch over the grove from a-high.
Impressions of a Vulture portray a menacing and haunting bird with mighty wings that are wide enough to embrace me twice over. I stare at them way up there almost defying them to say, your presence here does not alarm nor signal death. But they convince me that death is here: the death of summer cannot be stopped.
The Black Vulture
Wingspan: 4.4 – 5.5 ft.
Mass: 2.6 – 4.3 lbs (Tropical lowlands population)
Lifespan: 10 years (In the wild)
Scientific name: Coragyps atratus
Come and hook with me.
Pledge $500 or more on GoFundMe
A Student Pass & Accommodations
Have fun and relax with a two-day student pass and receive two-nights accommodations in my beautiful contemporary home and studio along with delicious meals cooked especially for you. Enjoy nearby walking trails and shopping along historic Main Street in Parker, CO.
Two days that are planned just for you. We will hook rugs, and as my special guest, I will make breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails for you while you enjoy sunny Colorado! We can hook indoors or outside in the Cottonwood grove (depending on the weather).
I will work with you for 8 hours to teach you various hooking techniques on the first day then take a break and stroll along Main Street for some shopping.
On the second day, we'll hook some more and enjoy the nearby nature trails.
Whether you are a novice or an expert, we will hook a pattern of your choice that is provided by me and included as part of this pledge. I provide all food and beverages, and all of the necessary supplies. All you have to do is show up!
In addition to being student for a day, you get 1/2 yard of assorted wool fabric and a quality medium rug-hook (for cuts 5-8) for hooking your rug. You will also receive 8 issues (two years) of RUGS PLUS our annual Flight of Fancy issue that features rug patterns; a $25.00 value, a rooster rug pattern , five artful greeting cards, 10 screensavers to inspire your art of living and hooking rugs, the Queen Bee pattern, and the Flowers and Vase pattern.
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Yesterday, I released the digital version of RUGS, and I want to publish and distribute it to subscribers. Printing and distribution costs are pretty hefty: $10,000 or more. So far, I’ve used my own money, talent, and skills to develop this great magazine, and I would be very disappointed if it wouldn’t go to print.
Reviews are overwhelmingly positive and wonderful. I am overjoyed with how happy my subscribers are.
There's a sneak peek preview of the magazine just below this post right here on my blog page, so if you get a chance, scroll down and see the preview for yourself. Then if you like it, will you consider subscribing and pledging to my GoFundMe Campaign to pay for printing and distribution costs? Thanks!
The Art of Living is ...
Inspiration from nature's beauty, simple living, love, and peace.