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I joined Pinterest about a week ago. I had thought about it a few times previously and decided, no. But…I saw this really cute & clever idea for how to use a wooden craft tree in a Stampington email. I wanted to remember it but I need something a little more permanent than my memory! The “pin it” button was under the photo, and I thought, you know what? I’m joining Pinterest. How else am I going to remember all these lovely things I come across?

You can follow me if you like – the link is in the sidebar. I don’t have many pins yet, but I’m working on it! Almost every time I open my laptop I just have to check out Pinterest for a few minutes. It’s addicting – there are so many beautiful and clever things!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawne

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I finally – finally! – finished the May page in my calendar journal. I’m overall pleased with it…

mixed media calendar page

mixed media calendar page

mixed media calendar page

mixed media calendar page

I started the June page – so far I painted it pink. And it’s going to have black designs. Other than that I have no idea what I’m doing. I chose green for May because my son was born in May, and the birthstone is emerald. My daughter was born in June, but the birthstone is pearl. I’m not doing a pearl page. So I chose pink instead. Funny how I never cared much for pink before Lily was born. Now I love it!

In non-arts & crafts related things, I finished reading Emma, by Jane Austen. I adore Emma! I loved this book – I hated to put it down. One thing that I particularly loved about Emma was her honesty in looking at herself and the mistakes she made. She was quick to acknowledge when she was at fault, and determined to change her ways.

I started reading Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. I haven’t read any George Eliot for a few years, and I’ve never read Daniel Deronda. I like it very much so far. I like Gwendolen a lot – I admire her ambition to be something more than the status quo, even if she doesn’t necessarily have the means to do so. Or even know what it is that she wants to be, other than fabulous!

And Project Runway…I was disappointed that Wendy and Andre left so early. I remember loving Wendy’s designs from the first season, and Andre is such a character. oh well. I’ve still got my Kayne and Josh!

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Dawne

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I’ve been listening to Tori’s new album, Gold Dust. The songs on Gold Dust are reworkings of some of her previous songs, with accompaniment by The Metropole Orkest.

sights and sounds

I like it so far. I like the songs but sometimes I feel like the original emotion of the song is not there. Or it’s different. Or maybe it’s just me. It’s growing on me though.

I’ve only listened to it a few times so far. Flavor, Programmable Soda, and Snow Cherries from France seem to me the most transformed, and I like these new versions better than the originals. I also really like Precious Things and Jackie’s Strength.

Gold Dust contains some of my most favorite songs – Yes, Anastasia, Cloud on My Tongue, and Marianne.

It’s certainly an interesting selection of songs. Some I would not have expected, like Programmable Soda, Flavor, and Star of Wonder (which is making me look forward to the holiday season and Midwinter Graces!). Others are a given, like Winter and Yes, Anastasia.

Overall I’m enjoying it.

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Dawne

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