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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 […]

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Crying rocks

Our raison d’être Artists, crafters, writers, and appreciators of the arts know that nothing is created without some purpose. The purpose may seem insignificant, but it’s there, as a thing’s reason for existence. Our Presbyterian friends, among others, are familiar with the Westminster Shorter Catechism, a series of questions and answers that teach truths from […]

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A cold winter’s sky

One of my favorite things about winter is the clear night sky. While it’s more comfortable temperature-wise to skywatch in the summer, the winter sky seems clearer and sharper. Colder air is often less hazy, so it feels like I can see farther into the depths of space. And there are no bugs. The next […]

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Art that connects with The Creator

Kristi Nash Harrison says she’s an attention deficit artist. “I jump from one thing to the next,” she told me when I caught up with her this week as she was preparing for what’s become known as “the most anticipated little craft show in Mechanicsville.” That would be The Three Whine Oh’s and Friends Holiday […]

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“One of the most anticipated little craft shows in Mechanicsville…”

YOU’RE INVITED!THE THREE WHINE OH’S & FRIENDSHOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WHEREThe home & studio of Patti Jones8352 Devil’s Den Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 in Battlefield GreenWHENFriday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.WHOYou & some friends, Christmas shoppers & arts & craft loversSee you there! It’s hard to believe that The Three Whine Oh’s and Friends […]