I keep scrolling on the internet, reading stories about how one of my favourite bloggers/writers touched people’s lives. She had a far bigger impact than I realized. I sure will miss her blogs, books, and snarky comments online when challenged by power-hungry leaders who probably felt threatened by her bravery and intellect. All that reading today makes me think,… Continue reading Fun Decor and Fabrics
Years ago, I discovered Rachel Held Evans, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her blogging and her books. When I learned a few weeks ago that she had suddenly experienced seizures during what seemed like a treatable illness, I started checking up on her every day (her husband would post updates from the hospital). I checked this morning,… Continue reading One of My Favourite Bloggers/Authors Died This Morning
Happy Spring of 2019! Yikes, it has been a year since I last posted about about my creative projects. I constantly have them on the go, though. And when I get around to photographing them and blogging about them, I always enjoy the process. As always, I will try to post more frequently about my… Continue reading Drawing and Painting
I’ve been sitting on this news since last winter! In February, I received a completely unexpected e-mail from a book editor at Olive Branch Books, a sister press (and the religious arm) to the Well-Trained Mind Press which publishes classical home education materials. He asked me if I’d be interested in writing supplementary children’s activities for… Continue reading Fun New Opportunities For Me!
This past March, I turned fifty. In the months leading up to it, I thought quite a bit about how I wanted to celebrate. I still felt too “young” to plan such a thing for myself. Then I thought, “Why shouldn’t I? It’s FIFTY years of my life on this planet – that’s something to… Continue reading 50th Birthday
My mother was here visiting me from the States last fall. I gave her a bunch of bags to take home with her, as she had offered to try to sell some of them in her region of the world. A few months ago she sent me this photo of a happy-looking customer holding her… Continue reading Colleen Sharpe Bags Go International! 😀
I live with my local-guitar-teacher husband and two teens in a semi-rural area that has a lot of housing development but no public transit within walking distance. And we have one vehicle. We’ve managed to work out the logistics of this over the years, but today I needed to get out with no agenda, no errands,… Continue reading A Much-Needed Day Out