Monthly Archives: November 2010

Good-bye November

As November comes to a close, my thoughts are turning towards the upcoming Winter Holidays. Over the past decade and a half, I have used the turning of the year’s wheel to propel me forward…to initiate transformation. Last year at … Continue reading

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New Eyes

I once went on a field trip with a college art class. I was nervous because I ended up riding with the art teacher.  He was cool…and handsome.  I didn’t know what to say. But as we drove along the … Continue reading

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Doodle Moment {Mom’s Message}

The other evening as I sat down with a new pen to fill my first page of a fresh journal, I remembered my first memories of creativity.  In the late afternoon, just before Dad would come home from work, Mom … Continue reading

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Storytime: The Travelin’ Medicine Show Man

My husband, Eric Payne, is an artist who loves stories.  I have invited him to spin his tales with pictures and words here at The Art of Collecting Yourself.  I hope you enjoy his creativity as much as I do.Here … Continue reading

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Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to invite in?

My most sincere wish is to invite a spirit of introspection into my life.  As I move through the holidays and deeper into the Winter month, I wish to take advantage of natures urging to go inside.  Let me be … Continue reading

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The Turkey who Stole My Heart

When I was a kid, I had a pet turkey named Tom (creative, I know). Tom was little when he came to live with us.  He was the odd ball out.  The one turkey in a yard filled with lots … Continue reading

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Full Frost Moon Dreamboard

Last night, as I traveled home from my 6th wedding to officiate in 3 years, I felt the company of Grandmother Moon.  It had been an touching ceremony, and my mind danced around ideas of love and chosen relationships.  As … Continue reading

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