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Freaking out about Karine Jollet

Fantastic fabric art by Karine Jollet.

Are you ready for this?

These are fabric sculptures by French artist Karine Jollet. You can view her entire anatomical series as well as her other work on flickr. Prepare to spend a lot of time staring at the screen.


xoxo, Shannon

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Nothing doing, Wu Wei.

Wu Wei is active inactivity  (not just a theme on the wordpress site)


For me it is the action of “relinquishing self expectation” (thanks Sue) or the practice of doing nothing. It’s also taking (present tense as it’s a learning curve) a long time to accept.

Soooo, what’s wrong with reading a book during the day? Nothing right? you probably do it yourself.

Well actually I mean all day.every day, sometimes interspersed with TV, radio or sleep!

Great you say, bring it on.

However, I’ve been doing this since I was diagnosed with M.E. -4 years now – but not with any commitment to myself or the real Taoist principle , just because that’s what the illness does to me. Most of the time I do want to go out, do stuff and have a life!(Or rather my life back)

A virus for 3 weeks over the holidays, follow by a heavy cold at present, meant I not only couldn’t do anything but didn’t give myself a hard time for it.

So back to my reading then. Care to join me?

Woven Hanging

Woven Hanging

Sound of the waves, woven hanging, using recycled wool, glass cabouchons and string.

Darling Happy Anniversary …

15 years of love and laughter, Onward to the “ever after”,

remember this?

remember this?

Over the last 15 years we have weathered: floods, death, job changes,  and a host of setbacks. However you have supported me through health changes employment issues and general life circumstances.

I, on the other-hand have been through 14 years of your reluctant academic wanderings (are you sure they only give one degree certificate?) Any more PHD’s and I will get custody of the camper van!

Offering as much love now as always.


Fulfilling Friday



I’m sending this to procrastinators everywhere, (you know who you are) in the hope that something will be done without guilt!


“I am only one, but I am one.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”

Edward Everett Hale

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