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Category: Intention

Not Just Another Doodle Sticker

I had that familiar urge to make a doodle sticker, again, using the scraps from a shipping label for a website order. As I colored in the lines, I reflected on a book I’m reading called Your Brain on Art. It’s a fascinating read, based on research, on how the arts, in every form,

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A Favorite Nighttime Ritual

In April we still have cool nights where there’s nothing better than lighting a fragrant candle and writing in a journal. The yellow flicker of the flame is calming and conducive to getting a good night’s sleep. Writing down the things you’re grateful for, or processing feelings on paper, sets you

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Send Them

In 2016, I downloaded several books by artist and designer Kate Harper. It was the first year I dove into digital drawing, and the first year I had ever made greeting cards…all 4 of them. In hindsight, my design ideas were good but I still had more work to do

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Making It Personal

How do you make a world of digital screens feel personal? It’s been a challenge of mine for years. Things that happen in real interactions, like showing your face, giving a smile, or speaking words of encouragement, take extra effort online. Pose for the camera. Record and edit a video.

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Snowflakes + the Good in Asking for Help

It’s mid-April and I wonder if I’m the only one living in GA who wishes winter would stay a little longer. That is, if it would snow!  Snow will always be a novelty to me. I’m not sure I’ll ever get enough. Unless we move to where it snows on

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Sometimes, You Just Need to Simplify

I removed the dark, green background from the dove painting I shared yesterday. I found the contrast too stark and not necessarily the texture I wanted, either. But, that left me with a problem of how to incorporate green, a color I really wanted to use in this design. I

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Each year, this time of year, our maple tree shows up and shows out. And each year, I can’t believe how tall and wide it’s grown, and how small it was when Chad and his dad planted it more than 20 years ago. It’s also when I reflect on how

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Pulling Back the Curtain

To start something new, we have to stop doing something else. When I started writing for Copper House North, I was emotional from the release of  The Miracle Farm , just three months earlier. The feedback I received regarding the book was wonderful, and I sensed a real connection between writing

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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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Bonnie Christine Flourish Planner

Flourish Planner by Bonnie Christine

Several times, recently, I’ve said to someone, “I need a plan, but I’m not a planner.” Take travel plans, for example. My brain resists handling important details ahead of time, like booking flights or hotels. The downside is a looming to-do list, and missing out on the best prices and

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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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