Category Archives: PERCEPTIONs

1. the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something
2. a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression.

synonyms: impression, idea, conception, notion, thought, belief, judgment, estimation

Mama, mine.

This week is about celebrating that irreplaceably special person in life… Mother. My Mama is the most amazing woman: Intelligent, kind, principled, gentle, immensely strong, wise, loving, creative…there are many more words I could list. She is the earth that kept my seedling roots safe and warm, the tree that shaded me when the sun…

Renewal and Recreation.

As I settled in last night planning out my week ahead, I felt such gratitude for the break this past week…taking time to celebrate Palm Sunday, Passover/Holy Supper, Good Friday, and finally, Easter, was so important and fulfilling. Getting to spend precious hours with family and friends for this week was an opportunity to examine my…

Knitting and Spring

Some part of being a designer comes from what the heart loves– crafted into form by the mind and brain. So what happens when the heart feels bruised or hurt? A couple months ago a woman died…a woman whom I respect, admire, and am continually inspired by. It was unexpected. She was so so young,…

Tea pots and Scrub Buckets.

So, one time, my dear friend had a little child in CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) with a scary infant heart surgery. That place is AMAZING. Walking past numerous doorways, seeing through the glass windows in the doors, beautiful Arthur Rackham illustrations framed on the walls, messages from patients, and heartbreakingly inspiring photos of little…

Lifeline, Norn-threads, and my Mother.

Everything is interwoven, threads following throughout life…each thread strung with numerous thoughts that can be drawn close, or pushed further away. One tiny incident or visual cue, one strand of music or a filament of scent can open a cache of memories. One of the strongest threads in my life is my Mother.  She is wise,…