painting update 3.1.2018

My vow to paint more this year is holding true. Earlier this year, I wrote about wanting to paint more in this post. I seem to be able to sit down with my paints once a week, and I don’t think that’s quite enough. But once a week is a start! Here’s where I’m at…

christine center 2.22.2018

Last weekend I attended my annual Goddess Retreat gathering at the Christine Center. Except for iffy traveling in February, which can be treacherous here in Wisconsin, it’s one of my favorite annual activities. My Goddess Retreat group meets each February for a few days, and it’s my chance to share and grow and love with…

poem 2.16.2018

A Poem for My Daughter by Teddy Macker It seems we have made pain some kind of mistake, like having it  is somehow wrong.  Don’t let them fool you— pain is a part of things.  But remember, dear Ellie,  the compost down in the field: if the rank and dank and dark  are handled well,…

events 1.25.2018

I’ve added an “Events” tab to my blog. For two reasons – as a record for myself of sales and shows I’ve participated in, and to let you dear readers know when and where you can view, touch, hold, and perhaps purchase my ceramics! (You can also purchase my wares via my Esty site.) Those…

painting again 1.18.2018

Last year, I hardly picked up a paintbrush. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I had ceramics taking over my brain;)  This year I vow to put the paintbrush into action again! Ceramics will have to make a little room for painting, because I want to practice both. It’s often a bit daunting for me to…

colorado skies 1.11.2018

Today in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, the temperature is expected to drop over 40 degrees – from a high of 51 degrees fahrenheit to a low of 10! Along with rain turning to ice, sleet, and snow, it’s a good day to stay inside. And a good day to reminisce about traveling to other climates. These…

yoga challenge 1.4.2018

I’m participating in an online yoga challenge this month: yoga every day for 30 days. You can join in, too – the challenge started on the on January 2nd, so you’ve only missed two days! You can find more information and sign up here. It’s free! Since the challenge has already started you might not be…

annual donating 12.28.2017

A percentage of all my ceramic sales is donated to charitable organizations. It’s important for me to give back to my community, and I do so by volunteering my time and money in my personal life, and by donating a percentage of all sales in my Rachel as Artist life. 10% of everything I sell…

winter solstice poems 12.21.2017

In the Mid-Midwinter by Liz Lochhead after John Donne’s ‘A Nocturnal on St Lucy’s Day’ At midday on the year’s midnight into my mind came I saw the new moon late yestreen wi the auld moon in her airms though, no, there is no moon of course – there’s nothing very much to speak of anything…