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Samantha
crafty bookbinder, crafty artist, once Cafe Owner, and a Learner of all things Chooky
Interests: bookbinding, coffee!, gardener, stationery printing, artistic design
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Before reading this post I suggest to play the song along the bottom of the post in order to hear the words on a level that tears down the barriers most of us seek to keep up. " That which rules within, when it is according to nature, is so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Eda Doreen
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“ Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha I have actually been burning the candle at both ends of late. Its not like it was a bad thing, but... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Eda Doreen
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"this soul or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside of us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what others may say " -marcus aurelius It has been a long time since writing... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at Eda Doreen
like I dont feel the winds of time... nor see the sails that changed direction ... if I knew the capacity of time.... perhaps I would have swam those turbulent oceans, towards possible perfection. s.engan. 2012 Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Eda Doreen
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Intuit
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" I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. " Jean Houston Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Eda Doreen
Much love to Mum, Mom, Amy, and Val xxx Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Eda Doreen
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THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850) "The world is too much with us: late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Eda Doreen
Samantha is now following Bill Van Loan
Jan 7, 2011
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Pics from my oath Ceremony today.. I really wished my family could have been there.. but they are in Australia! They were on my mind though. Thanks to Phyllis and Keith, who have lovingly adopted me into their hearts over the last 8 years. Thanks to everyone during this journey... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That’s right…. Today is my day. A day I will share alongside other immigrants who have come to this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Eda Doreen
Dantes Prayer Have a beautiful day , let your heart listen, and your soul be free Sam When the dark wood fell before me And all the paths were overgrown When the priests of pride say there is no other way I tilled the sorrows of stone I did not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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Jun 2, 2010
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Jun 2, 2010
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"A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done." - Ralph Lauren So I am so super exited today to finally feature a fantastically motivational woman, who I can proudly say has been my first and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. “Hannah Arendt Last week I found myself glued to the television watching the final moments for Queen Katherine Howard, and her lover Master Culpepper on 'The Tudors'. It was both disturbing and gut wrenching. Here is a video of one of the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection”- Anais Nin Last week I was dwelling for days over the sad air plane tragedy In Libya. The lone survivor, a nine year old Dutch boy, Ruben Van Assouw miraculously survived the crash of something so terrifying and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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"In jungles of poisonous plants strut the peacocks, Through medicine gardens of beauty lie near. The masses of peacocks do not find gardens pleasant, But thrive on the essence of poisonous plants, In similar fashion the brave bodhisattvas Remain in the jungle of worlds concern. No matter how joyful this... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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Friends give full color to our lives My weekend went ever so quickly, as the normal weekend would. I have not had a normal 9-5 job in over eight years, so while my regular weekend is on a Monday and Tuesday, I do take some light heartiness for those who... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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~ Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. ~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius Mike Bailey-Gates (c) I have wanted to feature this photographer for weeks. I just didn’t have the words, or the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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“ Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence”- Lin Yutang. My wishes for you The days are starting to stretch out. The nights are balmy here in the South. The front porches... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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On the upside, Life is matted with realities that we as humans Get, and Others may not. Take the downside for instance, On the surface, The sun shines, and the rain pelts Yet Reality would have us believe that Truth is something attained, But it is not. The truth to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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I put together an outfit that I would wear out, if I was heading out for a dinner party. Ok, so its not Vogue, but I think I matched it perfectly... for my tastes. Hope you all liketh! 1. top left - curly bottom hoops by strungoutdesigns 2. top middle... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Eda Doreen
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“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."-George Washington lauri Arrington on Etsy The power of this quote goes way beyond the words. And if you think of it, how true is the saying in that when... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Eda Doreen