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Little girls and window stars

Winter Light

Find delightful ways to let the light in. Physical and metaphorical ways. Enjoy the late afternoon sun dancing in the trees; light a candle—or two or three: look for beauty somewhere close by; and look for the light in someone else’s eyes. As my father-in-law said, “It’ll do you good and help you too.”
Handspun wool


It’s been really fun to acknowledge that I know enough. Enough for now. Enough to play with what I’ve got on hand. And when I don’t know enough, there’s always google and youtube and wonderful friends with great expertise.
Rene's Menorah with 2 candle lit


As we close out our celebration of Thanksgiving and turn toward Hanukkah, Christmas, and the new year, how beautiful it is to begin with lighting candles.
Hammock on front porch

Taking Pauses

For the month of January, 2022, I’m taking the group lessons off of the calendar. A pause for me to rest and reflect on what I’ve learned with y’all during the last couple of years. A pause to integrate some of that experience. And a pause that I suspect will allow me to come back with renewed insight—and perhaps improved abilities—in February.
blue hand-made felt

Making Stuff

I used to have the idea that artists had a fully formed image of what they were going to create, before they grabbed the paintbrush. Now I’ve recognized that there are multiple ways to create. Make that infinite ways to create.

A Different Point of View

Every now and then, it’s fun to see how other folks live.
girl with embroidery

Learning and Re-learning

I’m not sure it’s possible to have a problem-free life, but I do love learning. The more I learn through Feldenkrais work, the more I find to be curious about, and the easier it is to learn new things.