Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Karen Smith
12 followers -
Fiber artist and writer doing my best to maintain a day job.
Fiber artist and writer doing my best to maintain a day job.

12 followers
About
Karen's posts

Post has attachment
Contemplating Loss
Summer Sky "It is not too uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living." Eckhart Tolle  Three weeks ago, on a sweltering summer afternoon, the day before my sister's birthday, my brother-in-law layed down for a nap, and side stepped...

Post has attachment
**


Post has attachment
Hello April . . . You are so Fickle
"In spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside four and twenty hours." Mark Twain It has been many years since I remember this much snow in April. It was very beautiful though, and it has probably given me another two weeks without mowing l...

Post has attachment
Libraries: A Bibliophile Faces Her Minimalism
“You can never get a
cup of tea big enough, or a book long enough for me.”  C.S. Lewis                 When I
was young, we went to the library on a regular basis. The summers were
particularly lovely because we could walk to the library in our neighborhood...

Post has attachment
Get Real
"Language most shows a man; speak so that I may see thee."    Ben Johnson (Poet b. 1572) This post is about a couple of things. First (and not foremost), it is about boring repetition. Second it is about choosing our words carefully. And finally, it is abou...

Post has attachment
Stuff and Passion
I love to cook. I love to knit and sew. I love to garden. I love to entertain. I love to read. I love to listen to music and watch movies. But I am trying very hard to be a minimalist. And all of these things could lead me down a path of mass consumption.  ...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Laughter and Old Age
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."  William Shakespeare Today is my birthday. 60 years ago today my parents welcomed me into a postwar world of prosperity and seemingly unending growth. They had lost two babies before me, my brothers, so I bec...

Post has attachment
GIVING UP MY DECORATING ADDICTION
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."                                                                                                        Coco Chanel Often times, addictions demand that we keep them secret. But
decorating (or over decorating)...

Post has attachment
A Dreamer of Dreams
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream." (C.S. Lewis) Goal setting has been on my mind lately. I make lists of goals and revise and make new lists. I do this all year long, and the other day as I was writing the date, I realize...
Wait while more posts are being loaded