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Sally Anaya
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A New Year - Reflections & Exploration
Almost every blogger in the world will be writing about reflecting on the old year, setting goals for the new year, and generally repeating the annual spate of "shoulds", losing weight, exercising more, and self-improvement.  Yes, it is definitely a great t...

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Blending a Love of Beads and Baskets
I love to bead.  I love to weave baskets.  What would be better than to blend the two?  Several Indian tribes are renowned for their beaded baskets, the Paiutes in particular. They truly inspired me.   So for my own, personal take on this, I decided to use ...

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Saudade
Dear Readers, Yes, I know, I've been missing in action.  I honestly thought I was not going to blog anymore.... at all.  Come to find out - I miss it!  And You!  So I'm back, but still sorting out what posting schedule will be most comfortable for all of us...

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Strings and Cords
My fascination with string and cord continues.  So very many years ago I was into the macrame thing.  Now I prefer the micro-macrame:  (example below is NOT mine)   Well, okay, because I can use my beads, too. And I love knots.  Right now I'm playing with c...

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Peruvian String Art Jewelry
My new fascination:  Peruvian String Art Jewelry.  Personally have not tried to make any yet, but just looking at the photos is most satisfying!  I'm gathering the materials to start making the coils and framework, then will try my hand at this. Let's see: ...

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Learning to Beat Procrastination
I used to teach organizational seminars (hard to imagine, I know).  So I know all of the tricks on how to beat procrastination - for someone else.  Since I've finally managed to overcome my latest procrastinating and finally gotten back into the studio, tho...

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Joy in Organizing
There is a deep, personal joy that I find in organizing for the new year.  As I file away the previous year's records in preparation for tax season, I check off the task on a mental checklist. ( I love making space and folders for the new year.) Clearing ou...

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A New Year and the Word: Thoughtfulness
New Year's Eve is quickly approaching, which may mean different things to different folks.  Whether it is a time to plan a big party with friends, go out on the town, or set aside some quiet reflection time, we all celebrate it in some manner.  Or we alread...

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The Holidays
Celebrating "the holidays" can mean so very many things. Surprisingly, I have no intention of boring you with research on what each of them means.  Instead, I simply offer the suggestion of embracing this time of year with an open heart, appreciating our di...

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My Tips for a Calmer & Saner Holiday Season
Instead of googling for a list of tips to share for keeping the holidays sane, I realized that I might just have my own list to share. So much for looking for the experts on this! 1. Lists, lists, lists      There are never too many lists unless, of course,...
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