We Were Children

We Were Children

…and a small voice whispers, “they found us”. Quote posted by Jarvis Googoo on Twitter inspired illustration ‘They Found Us’    Tragic History In recent weeks, we have been hearing heartbreaking stories of the uncovering of unmarked...
Textile stories

Textile stories

As a textile artist who is always exploring new techniques and materials, I have become increasingly interest in stories of the history of textile and its components. Perhaps it is because of that growing interest that recently two articles on fabric restoration and...
Why tell your stories?

Why tell your stories?

Who is your audience? There are two possible audiences for your stories – you and others.   The motivations for reaching either of these audiences might vary greatly and probably blend together.  Do you know why you feel compelled to share your story?...
Intentional Online Connections

Intentional Online Connections

A Double-Edged Sword Online connections can help us strengthen social relationships, develop new skills, and learn about exciting opportunities and fun meetings. On the other hand, it can also help us waste an enormous amount of time, get caught in negative exchanges...
Tales of the February Moon

Tales of the February Moon

Full moons have long inspired tales of mystery and change. It evokes thoughts of werewolves, intrigue and general craziness.The spectacular moonrise tonight had us trying to remember the name of the full moon in February. The moon will actually reach its full peak in...
Stories of Love on Valentine’s Day

Stories of Love on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! A day devoted to love and letting people know that you care. Where do you stand on the day of hearts and flowers? Do you get giddy over the romance in the air, the sound of all those cheesy love songs and the chance for a special night on...
Sharing your story with Social Media

Sharing your story with Social Media

Best platform(s) for your message Th best platforms for you or your business depends on many things.  To decide what is right for you, you first need to decide on your message and your audience.  All of the popular networks have advantages and disadvantages...
10 Tips for Capturing Wildlife Photos

10 Tips for Capturing Wildlife Photos

I had a surprise visitor in my yard yesterday evening. I’m lucky to have lots of wildlife show up outside my window but the deer don’t usually get this close.  The lingering snow this year has them wandering outside their usual zones to find tasty...
Happy 2021!

Happy 2021!

  Happy New Year Events of 2020 have been frequently described as ‘unprecedented’ and it has certainly been a stressful year for everyone.  Pandemic anxiety, social distancing, quarantine, lock downs, climbing COVID-19 case numbers and constant change with...