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downey rattlesnake native orchid origami pattern
Posted by Rochelle |

Time is short, but I've found a beautiful holiday table top decoration idea for you. The North American Orchid Center  has been uploading a new origami...

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Light Box Flower Photography by Ngoc Minh No
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This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel it away before being seen...

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The Petrified Carpet collection by Studio ossidiana - concrete garden art.
Posted by Rochelle |

Sight Unseen has a great writeup about Dutch Design Week (October 21-29, 2016). There were many interesting items, but a couple caught my eye.  Created by Studio Ossidiana, these concrete pieces...

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Amsterdam by Sohei Nishino
Posted by Rochelle |

Sohei Nishino seems to have captured so many things that I love in his art.  Foreign cities, travel, maps, photography, collage, vast landscapes, collage, (I could...

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Posted by Rochelle |

I'm on a word diet.  It's just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to string together two thousand five...

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Urbana illinois bat house project
Posted by Rochelle |

So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well, the list is long and...

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Posted by Rochelle |

I gave up cross stitching after some serious burnout from making a pillow for a sorority sister back in college. But with colorful cording and...

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Posted by Rochelle |

Nestled in Lincoln, MA, one of Boston's quietest most rural-feeling (though not actually rural) suburbs, the Decordova museum and sculpture park brings contemporary outdoor art to New England....

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Posted by Rochelle |

I've been trying to make new habits - exercise, diet change, social media consistency, writing consistency, and art making are all on my list of...

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Posted by Rochelle |

I miss the beehives that sat at the edge of the our garden for many seasons.  They weren't particularly special as hives go - not...

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greenhouse by kelly fitzsimmons for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Between where I live and the actual city of Boston, there is an area that was, historically, a huge growing area. But since the middle...

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national parks map with stickers
Posted by Rochelle |

I received lots of really nice gifts this year and I am so grateful for all of them.  But I am especially appreciative that my...

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Luisa Brimble Flower shots via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create our own style, the first...

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make you own chicken wire ghost via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Are your pumpkins decorated? The last costume details complete?  Is the front porch prepared for an onslaught of candy begging creatures?  If not, I hope...

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stone mosaic garden inspiration via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Here is what is inspiring me today. The World Beach Project it is an online gallery of art made by all kinds of people. It...

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Jonas Wood Mural in Culver city LA by @lilystockman via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I make little resolutions all the time so especially at the New Year I try to remind myself of those things I've been working towards...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Yes! - I'd frame that.  I find the 'G' particularly nice and it reminds me of Colorado history and some of my favorite Laura Ingalls...

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Halloween gardens Dark scary www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I've been researching haunted houses in the area because my daughter wants to go to one for her birthday - followed by a girlie sleep-over....

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

The things you find on flickr are sometimes just achingly beautiful....now I am really really really (as opposed to just really really) wanting to make over...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have so many links and interesting things that I have discovered while researching and writing my book that I can't wait to share.  My biggest...

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senecio bicolor image download
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I discovered this morning that the entire Gottorfer Codex (danish: Gottorpsk Codex) is available on issuu. The Gottorfer Codex is a beautiful collection of gouache paintings...

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