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This summer (Jun-Sep, 2017) I decided to take a break from my “shoulds” and “need tos” to focus some quality time and energy on some long-neglected “want tos.” Read on to find out where the project took me…


There’s nothing like a good project to keep me focused! I’ve learned over time that the only way to truly master any particular craft is to do that craft a LOT. Some suggest 100 times is a good goal – if you can complete 100 of a thing, you’re likely to become really GOOD at that thing! That’s why projects have become a big part of my creative practice.  Here are some of my favorites over the last few years…

blank book ideas

I’ve always loved blank books – I love having a blank canvas that’s portable and always ready to capture whatever happens to be striking my fancy. As I’ve begun to sell my handmade books, I’ve often seen someone fall in love with one, yet walk away with a sigh, saying, “I wouldn’t know what to do with it.”