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What I learned in 2014

What I learned in 2014

By on Dec 31, 2014 | 4 comments

Lessons learned. Always good to reflect back and see what resonated with you most in the past year. Here are my biggies: 1. Despite feeling awkward and just plain silly, nothing makes you feel seven again like wearing a tiara. Thanks Jonna for pulling out the tissue-paper, sequin encrusted birthday crown again this year. 2. Loved attending my first 2014 NAEA...

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Favorite Posts of 2014

Favorite Posts of 2014

By on Dec 27, 2014 | 0 comments

2014 has been a great year. That’s not to say that everything went swimmingly, but I crossed stuff off my bucket list and ended the year happy. This site has been a catalyst for much of my joy. It’s where I get to exercise creativity, push through comfort zones and dream of doing bigger things. The best part, of course, is connecting with you, sharing...

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Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

By on Dec 21, 2014 | 1 comment

The most wonderful time of the year…. We can’t wait until the boys come home from college. We plan to do nothing. Not going anywhere. Just cooking (me) eating, drinking wine and waiting to see the The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Unbroken, which was one of our favorite reads this year.  Doesn’t get any better than that. My next newsletter...

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Live the Life You Want (this recap is a tad long)

Live the Life You Want (this recap is a tad long)

By on Nov 18, 2014 | 11 comments

I just spent two days in San Jose at Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend. It was not a fireside chat with Oprah but rather one of ten thousand (mostly women) listening to her amazing stories of inspiration, courage and life lessons. I wanted to get my thoughts from this weekend down on paper but figured Deep Space Sparkle might be a better place. Of course, I...

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Conquering the Cassoulet

Conquering the Cassoulet

By on Oct 12, 2014 | 3 comments

When you have a creative business, it’s important to fill your creative well. Burnout is common with bloggers and maybe even more so with art teachers…I mean, all that lesson planning and kid-management and energy. It’s exhausting. So at the beginning of the school year, I vowed to devote a bit more time to creative cooking. Not just dinners but...

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Teaching Art and Motherhood

Teaching Art and Motherhood

By on Sep 2, 2014 | 8 comments

I received this question yesterday and it stuck with me. Some questions I answer back right away especially if it’s an easy answer regarding art supplies or an art lesson, but life questions make me think. So here is the question: …I’m going into my 14th year teaching. Except this year, I have a 6, 4 and 1 year old. Teaching (to my high standard)...

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