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In the Palm of A Hand

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A week ago I visited my friend who is recovering from ovarian cancer surgery.  Sitting in bed with a nest of pillows around her, she smiled as I entered the room.  I sat in a bedside chair and noticed the teal colored “don’t worry” doll I gave her clutched in her hand.  This made me…

A Cause and A Home

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I mentioned a few weeks ago I was in the process of revamping my Etsy shop.  I replaced every photo, upgraded my SEO (which I’ve recently learned needs additional revisions), and removed items from my shop that didn’t seem to fit with my general theme.  I’ve done as much as I can to keep up…

Angels, Second Time Around

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In 1995 when my friend Jennifer’s daughter died of cancer, weeks after her second birthday, the grief was overwhelming.  I’d been experimenting with polymer clay and had the idea to make angel pins in Caitlin’s memory.  The first ones were rather primitive looking, but as I practiced, my techniques improved.  Since Caitlin had been bald virtually…

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