April 2017

  There are about 4 or 5 hand-lettering blogs that I follow that put out lists of prompts each month.  These are to give you material to get those creative juices flowing and keep your skills up.  I try to pick something every day from one of those lists – these were my April choices: […]

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March 2017

Reinventing Myself At the age of 62 (?!) I find myself with a lot of free time on my hands.  I was a practicing dental hygienist for over 40 years. Needed eye surgery has forced me to take time off for the procedures and recovery.  So, I thought this would be a good season of […]

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Get a (Better) Grip!

  Gaining traction on a microwave plate cover with an emery board! If you own a microwave, then you probably own something like this: (If you don’t – then you really should! – just sayin’!)😉 Anyway, when we first got this cover, I couldn’t pick it up. The handle was so slippery, that it just […]

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Bring the Outdoors In

  We remodeled our kitchen a couple of years ago.  A few months before we started, we went to Colorado for the first time.  We fell in love with the magnificent beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  I knew we were going to have to bring some of that nature into our suburban Midwest kitchen. As […]

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Did You Take Your Medicine?

  I had some surgery on my left eye a couple of weeks ago. Recovering quite nicely – thanks for asking! But now that the discomfort is all-but-gone the only issue I have is remembering if I took my medicine. See, even eye drops are considered medicine. And if you want to be a good patient […]

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The star of my Toolkit!

To get this party started, I thought I would share one of my favorite supplies in creating “inventions”.  Not a particularly glamorous item. but i have been able to use it in repairs as well as decorative items.  It is relatively inexpensive, but it’s a solid workhorse in my toolkit.  Whether i need to fill […]

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A minor Annoyance

  Just “wrapping up” (pun intended!) the Christmas gift giving season.  This “invention” could have saved you a ton of aggravation!  Oh, well – as Cub fans “used to” say – “There is always next year!” This one is so simple, I bet you will say “I should have thought of THAT myself!” When using […]

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