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What do you notice? Do you see that small crack in the sidewalk as you walk from your car to your office? How about that piece of red thread that’s been billowing from the skinny tree branch outside your front door? Or maybe it’s the shape of someone’s eyes…. What about that scratch of green …

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I often listen to people thinking through things at work. As an Instructional Coach, it’s a large part of my role… to listen. Just this week, I listened as a fellow teacher who’s in a new teaching role this year shared how much she dislikes what she’s doing. Not the kiddos, but the challenges that …

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A friend and I were talking on Facebook this week about making creative journals and writing (or not) in them. She said she loves to make them, but doesn’t write in them. I told her I don’t write in mine either…. at least not in the pen-to-paper sense. Instead, my writing in creative journals is …

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arti supplies and custom postcard featuring artist RobinLK's orginal art

Sunday, February 25, 2018, RobinLK Studios hosted our first-ever Creative by Discovery Mixed-Media Art Party. Our project:   Mail Art Our party experience:   Wow, it was a LOT of fun!   My party experience: Wow, it was a LOT of fun and a LOT of work before and after, but very much worth it(!). Like any good …

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Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will Come.


Remember that movie, Field of Dreams, and the oft-quoted line: If you build it, he (they) will come? How many times have you used that sentiment in your own life? Yep. Me, too. So here goes….

To make the Tax Lady happy last year about this time (or, at the very least, to keep her from scowling at me), I promised to increase my small business income by 20% – working toward a respectable number, thank-you-very-much… one that would be moving north while my expenses move south. You get the picture.

Fast-forward a year. I’m ready to see the Tax Lady. I suppose when you start with nothing, the only way to go is up, right? I seem to be heading {slowly} in that direction, and I’m pleased. For a little lady, she can be tough. And this gal crumbles under that kind of pressure!

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photo credit: theanxietylife.com

So what happened that I’m ready to face the number-crunching-question-asking little lady?? I painted. I wrote. I attended. I lost sleep. I gained gray hair. I lost my eyeglasses (more than once), but found them just in time to finish those tiny details….

I worked hard to build it. And now, they are coming. Customers. Slowly, but surely, the word is getting out. The dollars are coming in. Still just a few, but hey, 20% more than the year before. I can face the Tax Lady with pride and satisfaction of work well done and a goal reached.

Now, I work my buttola off even harder this year to make {more} things happen.

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Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will come.

 

Life Dances On…. {Six Word Wednesday}

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Spinning, circling

colorfully…..

life dances on.

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What’s your story in six today? 

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  Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday… I’m in the writing studio today, tinkering with my latest find, a vintage Lexmark Wheelwriter, circa early 1990s. #awesome!  Check it out here.   Have a great Sunday! 🙂

Happy Hearts Day!       For fellow Big Bang Theory fans …. Something my husband would say….   For whose who’ve been together a while….  😉   This is definitely ME!  🙂 🙂 🙂 For my husband… LYOAS… always. Happy Valentine’s Day, 2016!  

Don’t you love it when a friend sees a quote or a picture and thinks of you (preferably in a good way!).  Recently, my friend and fellow writer, Natine, tagged me in a photo that made me laugh out loud (and nod in agreement). The comments of the others tagged too, were just as funny. Seems those …

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Eventually, all of us ladies get there.  Some freak out, some take it in stride….  Me??  After ten years in the ‘holding pattern,’ I say, Let’s do this!  I’m thinking a little humor will go a loooong way. 😉     Wishful thinking….   And on those extra-special days…..     Have a super Sunday! 🙂

For those who’ve followed me a while, you know I often reach out to my buddies on Facebook for a little Sunday Funny inspiration. I admit, my eclectic group of friends, from artists to educators (and everything in between), working and retired, near and far, leaves me no shortage of funny stuff to share.  Since I can completely …

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Words have always been an important part of my life – from learning them with my mom and grandmom as wee one at bedtime, to playing with them in creative writing nearly every day, to teaching the power (and fun!) of them for 20+ years – so imagine my dismay when words became unreachable to me. From forgetting them to just not hearing any …

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