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Month: January 2023

Leather cuff bracelet made by Geninne Zlatkis

Geninne Zlatkis: Artist to Follow

I discovered the work of Geninne Zlatkis in 2010, inside a book titled Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim. Geninne was a featured artist who shared insights into her drawing process. Her bright, whimsical birds, for which she is known, immediately drew me in. When I found her website,

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paint your own ornament

Paint Your Own Ornament

I know. I’m writing this in January. BUT…you can paint your own ornament year-round. It doesn’t have to be Christmas-themed, either. If you’d like to make this wreath ornament before next December, though, bookmark this page and come back to it when you’re ready! Giving credit After I made my

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flower in el salvador - miracle farm deleted scene

Miracle Farm Deleted Scene

Just like in the movies, when you write a book, not everything makes the cut. Below is a personal story from the original manuscript that I removed, because it wasn’t necessary to telling La Casa de mi Padre’s stories. For context, it takes place in 2018 at the San Salvador

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A headshot of Christina with her long, curly hair.

How To Style Curly Hair

One of the most common things people ask me about, or comment on, is my hair. Whether I know the person or not is irrelevant. My curls draw attention, everywhere I go. Recently, another complete stranger asked what hair products I use, and how I get soft curls. I spent

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CHN “Shorts”

Do you prefer longer, or shorter, content? Yesterday I took my 2nd day of rest of 2023, and it still amazes me how, once you choose to slow down, creativity floods in. You make space to hear your thoughts: the positive, progress-making thoughts. Copper House North (CHN) “shorts” were born

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walking trail

Overheard on New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day, as I treated myself to a day of rest, I went to the nature trail to breathe in fresh air and move my body. As it turns out, too much sitting and reading at home cramps your legs, just like sitting on an airplane. When I

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A walk on my Sabbath rest day.

Ready, Set, Go (Slow)

On New Year’s Day, I did something radical: Nothing.  But wait – isn’t “doing nothing” what you’re supposed to do on January 1st? This time was different, though. I rested. Deeply. And maybe, more intentionally than I ever have in my adult life. Or at least, since owning a smartphone.

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Photo by Moon DeSetto

Welcome to Copper House North! I’m Christina, an artist, designer, and author of The Miracle Farm. I’m here to share creativity and lessons learned while living this colorful life. Thank you for being here!

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