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Hello creative soul!!
It’s January, and here we are already in the middle of the month. 

I hope you are having an amazing creative week!

I am enjoying the beauty of Maryland’s Eastern Shore this weekend! I’m watching a gaggle of geese out my front door. I lost count at 70 so definitely a giant gaggle.


I’ve posted quite a bit on the blog lately, including twice this week.

My Words of the Year

First, I shared my Words of the Year. I started the year pretty sure on what words, yes, more than one, I would choose. The day I sat down to blog about them, I woke with the realization that one was not right and a different word came to me at the moment. The right word. You can read my words and the process I used to select the words here.

My favorite quilt finish of 2020

I also blogged and shared some additional pictures of the quilt I made for my niece to take to college. She finally headed off a week ago and the quilt went with her. She loves the quilt. I found the end result to be so happy. Needless to say, I’m glad she loves it as much as I do. You can read about my favorite 2020 finish here.

What’s on my nightstand?

I’ve just started reading The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin. I’m really enjoying the book so far. It’s an easy read. You can also just pick it up, open to any page, and find something that resonates with you and inspires you. Why this title? From the intro: 

Shipping, because it doesn’t count if you don’t share it.
Creative, because you’re not a cog in the system. You’re a creator, a problem solver, a generous leader who is making things better by producing a new way forward.
Work, because it’s not a hobby. You might not get paid for it, not today, but you approach it as a professional. The muse is not the point, excuses are avoided, and the work is why you are here.”

We are discussing this book in our Members’ Studio. If you want to join in the discussion, you can get details here

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