A Prayer for the Mixed-up Meanies

A couple days ago, I blogged about liberating myself from the pressures of trying to measure up physically to the standards of people who would never grant approval.  The mention in that post of some of the people who had bullied me about my appearance (among other things) sparked a separate conversation on Facebook between a group of friends from that same school who still harbored strong...

Keeping Up Appearances

It looked like the perfect bag for my purposes, but I wasn't sure if it would hold everything just right. So I marched the toiletries kit over to the makeup counter and began pulling out the paper stuffing and shoved in the sketchpad and journal I always carry in my purse.  The sales girl (she looked like she was barely out of high school) watched me with a bemused smile. "I'm not shoplifting,"...

July Comes in with a Lion

Our Common Threads Give Away is underway, and this month's guest artist, Karen Heenan of the blog, Sewing By the Seat of My Pants, is offering a stuffed lion.  Made from recycled sweaters with a t-shirt jersey fringe you can win him.   To enter the Common Thread Give-a-way, leave a comment on her blog at  Sewing By the Seat of My Pants,and then visit each of our other artists:   Jon...