stories — creating

squam-full circle

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i've come full circle. i started this blog following my first retreat to squam art workshops in june 2009. as so many have shared their love and appreciation for elizabeth duvivier, i feel immense gratitude for so many of the dear souls that are now in my life thanks to my time spent at squam. this would take an entirely different post, thankfully lizzy house wrote a beautiful post about this back in 2013. she spoke of all the love that comes from shared connections. sometimes the joy can be overwhelming...all from one choice. i am just coming back around...

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{this moment}

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{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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grandma, i can't believe it's been a year already...we miss you so.

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i've started this blog so many times. the last of which was in may when my grandmother would have been 90! it was one year ago today that she passed away. she has been an inspiration for me since the beginning...for as long as i can remember. i tried to write a post for her when she died but we were all so busy getting ready for the celebration of her life. i did write a few words for her funeral. i have wanted to share this but i really want it to be just right! rather than never get...

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harry potter birthday potter take 2

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when our girl turned 5 we celebrated with a harry potter birthday party. we had so much fun...maybe one day we will revisit that! but for today i want to share the fun that we had on friday celebrating her 8th birthday. it all began this year with a formal request for attendance. we had fun making these personalized invitations this is all i can share given each invitation had the guests name "engraved" on it...they were so sweet though. we made this newspaper bunting thanks to the marvelous mayamade for her creativity again! many of the attendees are huge...

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happy summer solstice!

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how can it be the summer solstice already? happy day to you! well i really want to finish my posts on squam but i have been working on so many exciting things away from my computer that i will get back to that soon when i have a little more time to give my continued squam review the time that it deserves...this week i'm going to spend sharing pictures images of what we have been doing this spring that i hope will be carried over into the summer. please feel free to share links of what you have been doing....

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