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silence & listening

Posted by katie berggren on

How open are we to moments of silence, peace & quiet? Does the radio or television get turned on sometimes just so that we can escape those quiet times? And what if we invited the silence, and welcomed the not-doing, the not keeping-up or getting caught-up ~ and just listened? What might our inner voices […]

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A Fertile Mind Without A Place To Grow

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a short(ish) blog: inserting a pondering into a sea of chatter A Fertile Mind Without A Place To Grow If I had a dime for every time I said “I’ll remember that when I wake up”, trust me, my husband would be retired right now. Countless, countless times I’ll be in bed, or standing in […]

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Free Cards Friday ~ Do Something Now

Posted by katie berggren on

I’ve had company this week, and a cold, and with this came an urge to not work ~ but to visit instead ~ catching up, reliving and learning about the past ~ pouring over old-old photos and relaxing and taking care of the family. It has been great (minus the nose-blowing), except for the fact […]

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The 8×8 Collection ~ What it has taught me, and Thank You ~ Free Cards Friday

Posted by katie berggren on

It seems sad and isolate to let go of this collection that has opened me and closed me, stretched me and compressed me, delighted me and stressed me for 9 whole straight months. I am happy with the finished family of 85, but is it really about the outcome? The finished pieces? Or is it […]

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Progress on 4 New 8×8 Paintings, Spring Optimism

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I adore change ~ I adore spring because it invites new life, new optimism, ideas and freshness. I hope I always find things to change – tightening up certain aspects of life so that other aspects can flow free. I want to bake with my boys and not look at the clock – I want […]

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