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Groundhog Day

     I tend to wake up at the same time every morning without ever setting an alarm. I have always been an early riser, but I think I tend to wake up because I have so much creative energy and often I have an idea I want to work on. Making things keeps me sane, and helps balance out the inevitable chaos from caring for over 50 birds every day. Frequently I think of the movie Groundhog Day, as I feel I am reliving the same day over and over.  This is not so much because I am trying to get it right, but because it takes less than 24 hours for all my work to get undone. Without making things, it is easy for me to spend the day feeling I haven’t actually accomplished much, since in little time what I spend hours cleaning is quickly undone. Having young children can be equally exhausting, and I remember hearing the advice when my son was young to every day do something that can’t be undone. I loved that advice then, and I think it holds true for me now. Whether or not you are a parent of young children, there are so many times in life when it may feel that you are simply existing only to get up the next day and do the same mundane tasks.   Continue reading Groundhog Day

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Just For Fun

     Lately things have been a bit stressful where the rescue is involved, and although running my non profit is a huge part of my life it is not my entire life. I try not to let it consume all my time and energy. While in the midst of the farmer’s market season I don’t have time to work on a big studio project, I do like to do a little crafting. I thought I would share a project idea some of you may enjoy, especially if you have kids in your life. But even if you don’t, it is always fun to engage your imagination. Awhile ago I saw these tiny pots for sale and bought a lot of them, without any particular project in mind. But they were just too cute to pass up. Continue reading Just For Fun