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For two years I kept art journals where I did one painting each day.  Because I was creating art, I decided to set a rule that the painting had to be something positive, that I would not paint anything negative.  606 more words

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Making Merry

The beastly cold continues here, but hanging a festive paper chain in the window brought some merry, a kind of warmth, to the day.


The Fifty-Fifth Letter: Paper Chains and Gratitude

Dear Daughters,

One of our daily Advent activities last week was to make paper chains, the old-school kind made out of strips of construction paper. When I wrote that entry on our Advent calendar a few weeks ago, I didn’t have anything brilliant in mind. 813 more words

Crafting With Gladness: Christmas Paper Chains

It’s Christmas Craft Day on Gazette665. We’re continuing with projects related to short stories in With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection. The first craft of December 3, 2016, features decorations mentioned in the… 318 more words


Count Down to Christmas with Kindness

One of my favorite Christmas traditions as a child was creating the traditional construction paper rings to count down the days to Christmas. It was always a joy to rip off a paper each day and get one day closer to the best day of the year! 251 more words