A Cultural Smorgasbord

It was a happy accident that I experienced a cultural smorgasbord within a four-day timespan in March... Every year, I like to try a new art form. This year, the Groupon gods sent me a water marbling (or ebru) class, which was taught at the Turkish Cultural Center. I'd never heard of water marbling. I... Continue Reading →

Burning Down the House

The new craft I tried this year was woodburning. I saw a kit online about a month ago and decided to try it and make some Christmas gifts in the process.                 The kit included the tool, a few different-shaped points, letter stamps, and a bunch of wooden... Continue Reading →

Great Scots

I have an affinity for Scotland, since many of my dad's maternal ancestors lived there. When I think of Scotland, I think of wild and windy remote areas and tough, headstrong people who like to have a laugh. I've only ever been to Edinburgh—it's a beautiful city—but I hope to return someday to visit the... Continue Reading →

Ending Rocklessness in Girls Forever

My boyfriend is a drummer, so when I spied a sticker with an illustration of knuckles and drumsticks on a coworker's water bottle at a meeting, I asked her about it. And that's how I found out about an international movement to empower girls called Girls Rock Camp. Girls Rock Camp helps girls "find their... Continue Reading →

Birthday Fun

Two friends celebrated birthdays recently and helped me check off two birthday list items: 1. Make a terrarium Have you heard of Plant Nite? How about Paint Nite? It's the same idea...have a few drinks and some food and make something to take home with you. I like plants and gardening, although I only have... Continue Reading →

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