How to's Motivation Organization

Inspire your creativity: five steps to better spaces for productivity and relaxation

Guest bloggers share secrets of decluttering As promised last week, I’m delighted to present this guest post from my friends, Gretchen Moen and Lynda Reider, decluttering and organizing geniuses. Together they are Cut the Clutter RVA, serving clients throughout the Richmond, Virginia region and sometimes beyond. If, like me, you could use a little more […]

Art Creativity Inspiration

Pandemic creations

Keeping a good frame of mind How are you staying sane during the pandemic? Faithful Inspiring Handmade reader, Emmaline, sent me a packet of wonderful drawings last week. She tells me she’s been making more of these lately and says they help keep her walking in the light!To create something beautiful or encouraging, as I’ve […]


Stuck in the belly

A first-series Jonah sculpture is currently available in the shop. A fish story I haven’t seen any statistics, but I believe there’s a lot of praying going on in our country—and the world—at the moment. And that’s a good thing. The microscopic coronavirus might do for us what the fish (or whale) did for Jonah […]


Amazing Grace sculpture series update

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)   That sav’d a wretch like me!I once was lost, but now am found,   Was blind, but now I see. John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779 From the sketchbook For a while now, I’ve been thinking about the lyrics to this hymn—one of the most venerable ever written. Former British slave trader, John Newton, […]

Life Peace Praise Psalms

Still waters

There’s something special about still water. A quiet pond or lake, a lazily moving stream—they seem to radiate peace and at the same time almost absorb any stress or anxiety that comes near their shores. King David knew the power of God, who created the still waters that brought comfort and calm. David appreciated the […]