“Oh no! I’ve been Ma’med!!”

Oh.  My.  God.  It’s happened again. I took the afternoon to do some harmless boutique schlopping (that’s shopping/schlepping, k?) around parts of Dallas that generally remain pretty far west of my usual stomping grounds; namely, Inwood Plaza and Snider Plaza.  (I missed a few more plazas, like Preston Center and Highland Park, but I’m saving…

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Bring on the Blue Skies (and Colors!)

I am usually a huge fan of Dallas in the winter; consisting of bright blue skies and snappy temperatures that keep me clear headed and briskly active.  But this winter has consisted of a daily diet of atmospheric gruel; a cold, wet blanket of ‘meh’ …. not inspiring at all.  Unless a strong urge to…

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Happy Valentine’s Month

What does Valentine’s Day mean for you?  I can only speak for myself, but my general response generally runs the gamut of microemotional shades – as quick as watercolors fade into paper – ranging from alarm and fear, followed by worry, followed by silly joy, and then fading back down into resignation and disgust. What is…

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Hello, Again! This time I’m all alone…

So, this is awkward.  It’s been four years since I wrote a blog post about my own work.  More like five years, with months on either side of running a little ole retail store called Makers Connect.  (for anyone with burning curiosity, it was located at 10242 E. NW Highway).  For reasons I can’t explain…

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Makers Connect is the place to find us now!

Hello lovely readers; We so appreciate you giving us your time and energy.  We wanted to let you know that we’ve opened a brick and mortar store to continue the journey of creative discovery in east Dallas!  As such, we’ve created a new blog site that will be our new home going forward.  We hope…

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2013 in review! This is fun to know.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Thank you, WordPress Stat Monkeys!    Here’s to a great year for all you crafty, sly, ingenious peoples of the world.  Lets make and connect! Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500…

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New Gifts for Christmas Market!

Just in case plants and jewelry don’t float your gift-giving boat, might I suggest an alternative idea:  concrete candles?  These were made with the help of one Shelley Travell of Dylan Candles (also at WRLM!) and sport a great balsam & fir scent.  And when the candle burns down you can always try your hand…

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Two More Shows between now and Christmas!

Dear reader: yes, you, who are the avid follower of my blog.  You know who you are. Here is the important news update you’ve been waiting for.  Since we don’t presume to believe we are garnering too much following, we sometimes fail to make it clear what’s going on in our world.  And then we feel horrible when…

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The Pots come home: Rick Van Dyke

I have been holding off making much mention of this potter, because I wanted to feel like the only one in Dallas to know about him. According to his website, he’s not selling here yet. But just one look at his talent tells me that could change in a heartbeat. Have you ever seen blue…

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