June 11, 2020

For most of my adult life I have been touting the importance of reading and the benefits to finding a good book to read.  My three children, if asked, would probably tell you that in the area or reading I was insistent, persistent and adamant that they read on a regula...

June 8, 2020

The moon came up, almost full, bright and orange last night.  I have always called the bright orange moon a Harvest Moon.  The name itself indicates a moon that is present around harvest time so I did some research to find out why a moon is called a Harvest Moon.

I...

June 5, 2020

As some of you may know, I am at Phrog and Munkey Folk Ranch by myself for most of the week while Munkey is back in the metro mess financing our dream.

Last night I decided to enjoy some time on the back porch watching the hummingbirds fly around.  There I was watching...

June 4, 2020

These are the names that my silly family have picked for the trees we have planted so far this year at Phrog and Munkey Folk Ranch.  

"How many people think twice about a leaf? Yet the leaf is the chief product and phenomenon of Life: this is a green world, wi...

May 22, 2020

  As a young girl I wanted to learn how to crochet and I asked my grandmother to teach me.  I was left handed she was right handed, we sat facing each other her slowly crocheting and explaining, me listening and trying to mimic her movement.  As she was talking sh...

February 28, 2020

Normally I write about what is happening at the Phrog and Munkey Folk Ranch, design, paint, etc. but today I want to tell you about a person that changed my perspective on reading, language and learning. 

I am a teacher in a large school district, at a campus that house...

February 26, 2020

So what is the Rule of Three?  The Rule of Three just helps when decorating, designing, painting, etc. because an odd number of items in a view helps the room look less cold and orderly.   It is the difference between asymmetry and symmetry.  Example:  If you are using...

February 25, 2020

If you are decorating and have a room that is cold and fromal in appearance and you want to warm it up, try a little wood.  Using wood accessories is an easy way to bring texture and contrast to an otherwise flat room.  For example, use wood to create a 3D wall, an art...

February 4, 2020

Let me set the scene...In my workshop, one project on the drafting board, one project on the folding table, one project on the vinyl cutter, one project leaning against the wall.  I have a process, paint one project, while it is drying move to the next, while it is dry...

February 3, 2020

I know that there are days that I don't want to do anything.

I know that there are times when my heart isn't in it...

I know that inspiration does not always show itself...

I know that if I just get up and move something will happen...

Today I woke up and didn't have the d...

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