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What One does for Art

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I’ve always loved music, plays, literature and recently I was fortunate to see one of Rene Fleming’s last performance at the Met, “Der Rosenkavalier.”

I remember my college days, drawing en plein near the Philadelphia Art Museum and the pleasure I derived from it.

One summer, I even painted a ten foot mural on the local Comcast building in blistering heat. It was arduous, but very rewarding. People admired it for many years.

I am truly lucky that art continues to be a big part of my life. When I’m not making greeting cards, I’m creating new artwork and submitting it to area galleries. When it’s accepted, I still get that jolt of pleasure. It’s as rewarding as when a customer expresses delight in buying or receiving my handmade greeting cards. Yes, when people ask me how I can continue to make cards on a daily basis without getting bored from the repetition, I just say “the response makes it all worth while”. Knowing I was responsible for brightening someone’s day brightens my day.  

A Mother's Heart

It’s springtime- such a beautiful time of year and so it’s only fitting that we celebrate Mother’s Day next month. It got me thinking about how powerful a mother’s love can be. Most mothers will do almost anything for their children and help them to be better than themselves.My mother instilled a positive set of morals and values into us and [...]

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Small Acts Of Kindness

It’s that time again! Most of us are running around trying to find that special gift for everyone on our list. The cars honk loudly, the people push rudely in the stores- it all seems to be the antithesis of the what the season should inspire.But the other night, when my husband came home and recounted the story of his [...]

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The Busy, Beautiful Autumn

Have you started to feel that new crispness in the air? I hate to see summer go but I love the riotous colors of fall. Read more of my “fall feelings” on the October style of my “Your Beautiful Month” Birthday Greetings line.Everyone gets busier in Autumn, so on my cousin’s suggestion I created two special boxed sets of my [...]

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Life is Like A Pie Crust!

I got up early on this beautiful fourth of July morning to make my dessert for today’s family gathering.As I started to roll the dough my mouth watered at the notion of fresh blueberry pie bursting with fruit.“Oh no,” I thought, as the mixture started to crumble. “Had I ruined it, by having prepared it yesterday?”Since it wasn’t coming together, I frantically [...]

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It's Your Beautiful Month!

“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.” -John Galsworthy, The Forsyte SagaDon’t those words capture the essence of spring? With spring comes the beginning of new life. [...]

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Happy 2016!

A new year is upon us and with it the feeling that change must be imminent.It's a time to make resolutions and improve your life, we're told.One tends to cling to the tried and true because it's oh so comfortable and safe.I'm reminded of one night when my husband and I were planning on watching a new movie at home.  [...]

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Pope Francis is coming to town!

The World meeting of Families is almost upon us! How fortunate we are here in the Delaware Valley to be part of this historic event.I can't help but remember the last Papal visit to Philadelphia in 1979. I was attending Moore College of Art when Pope John II was scheduled to come and I was thrilled to have the best [...]

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Christmas in June

It's early June, Spring is in the air, and flowers are blossoming all around me.  And what am I doing? Thinking of Christmas.No, I don't have sugar plums dancing in my head, nor am I thinking of Christmas shopping. I'm designing new Christmas cards for the Summer Markets. And, I'm late!July is when many retailers start shopping for Christmas [...]

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Lydia’s Land Greeting Cards celebrates thirty years in business!

It’s hard to believe that in a few short days, it will be thirty years since I’ve been in the greeting card business. The eighties were the renaissance of greeting cards, small card companies were starting to crop up and the non-Hallmark cards were being accepted as the “Unique” greeting card. I created my own line of [...]

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