Sharon's Compendium

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A mixture of observations and thoughts about nature, gardening, art, craft, and the bucolic life in Minneapolis

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: gardening, nature, bucolic city, crafts, art, bicycling

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A light house-work-out on Feb 6, 2012 in yoga, cat, turkish rug, housework, sweeping, fitness, excercise, work outFind any cat toys yet?My husband gets up most mornings way before I do, enters the second bedroom (our home office) and closes the door, meditates for a time, then puts himself through some fitness routine that's a bit of a mystery to me (I'm usually...



Pounding those keys on Jan 28, 2012 in estate sales, 1950s dating advice, bingo, vintage typewriter, vintage paperbacks, 1950s etiquette(click on the image above to get a larger view that you can read)Okay, I was going to do this whole blog post with photos of the text typed onto paper with the typewriter I just bought at an estate sale today (you got that, right?), but I think it's...



Draw (Almost) Every Day on Jan 14, 2012 in Etsy, houseplant, art process, foxes, ground ivy, drawing, altered books, creative process, sketchbooks, arty didactI can't say how many years I've started out with the intention to draw every day and never got much beyond good intentions. But it still strikes me as a worthy challenge to give myself, so here I go again. I didn't start this time until January 7, an...



Stuck and Unstuck on Jan 13, 2012 in , art, Etsy, , drawing, creative processOn a forum of local Etsy sellers recently, a colleague posted the question, What do you do to get unstuck? She was contending with having many ideas and inspirations for projects, but finding she kept getting distracted and was having trouble getting...



Household Discoveries on Jan 4, 2012Visiting an estate sale is like walking into a house-sized cabinet of curiosities all focused on the life of a particular person, which is why I so enjoy them. I especially enjoy looking through the books a person leaves behind. I think books—as a...



Flowers and flour on Nov 29, 2011 in rose hips, winter floral displays, lavender, flowers in the house, cottage garden, autumn clematis, minnesotaThe autumn clematis, shown here in September, is still green in November.Flowers in the house didn't happen this month, apparently because of everyone's preoccupation with flour of a different sort and a certain feasting holiday. I would have been la...