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Donna
Portland, Maine
Holds a B.A. in English Education and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.
Interests: I dream of bringing together a creative community of women and providing a space where they feel connected and inspired. I'm passionate about writing, recording, and preserving personal story, arts and crafting, finding ways to bring creativity into my life-–and helping others do the same.
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Hey all, I wanted to pass this along, because it's HUGE! Julie Pritchard and Chris Cozen from The Land of Lost Luggage Network are giving away free art workshops for LIFE to one lucky winner! Julie and Chris are full time artists who love to teach others, and if you've... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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Linda Sienkiewicz Owner and Creator of Rokki Handbags Rokki Fashion Handbags ~ Website Rokki Fashion Handbags ~ Etsy Store Sometimes I meet a creative soul who has an idea so cool, I have to share. I was taken with a Rokki Handbag as soon as I saw one--to be exact,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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What: The Book Arts Bazaar Where: USM's Wishcamper Center, Portland, Maine Produced by: Maine Reads For book and paper junkies like me and my daughter, Sunday's Book Arts Bazaar was a little slice of paradise. Part of the Maine Festival of the Book, the bazaar featured book and paper artists... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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I was so excited to see a comment from Two Maine Moms saying that they'd selected me for a Stylish Blogger Award! What a great honor, and thank you so much!! Now it's my turn to return the favor to other bloggers that I think are special, as well. Here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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Over the years, my family has developed an understanding about me and cold weather. It goes something like this: 1. Mama likes the beach. Mama does not like cold or snow. She believes cold is torture. She will begin to whimper when the thermometer shrinks below 60. 2. If the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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My bookbinding adventure began with a walk down a blustery alleyway at the Portland Company Complex on Fore Street in Portland’s Old Port. The building looked deserted, aside from the chirping of the birds living in the eaves. But Strong Arm Bindery’s studio is alive and well, tucked away on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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I had to blog this...these photos completely blew me away. These books are works of art by Brian Dettmer, carved using knives, tweezers, and surgical tools, layer by painstaking layer. The results are amazing!!! Here's the link to a blog with more mind blowing pics. Check it out, it's worth... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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I've been watching events unfold on the other side of the world and wonder how...why...what can we do? Mother Nature is rocking and rolling, and humankind has no choice but go along for the ride. The power of natural forces is overwhelming; the before and after satellite imagery of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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There I was, standing in my kitchen, in the full throes of a cabin fever fit, staring up at this gorgeous jar that a friend of mine bought for me years ago. I've always loved it but I've never found a good use for it. I gave it a perch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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As long as I've been writing, I've had this grand idea that narrative non-fiction was a form that gave way to an "ultimate truth" for the person writing it. I've believed in writing and journaling as sort of an archeological dig for all; as we picked through time and memory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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Feb 26, 2011
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Fear is for the birds, baby. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Creative HeArt
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Feb 25, 2011
Hey everyone! I apologize for my absence as of late...but I've been behind the scenes working on this! Ta da! Here it is...the new and improved blog. Thank you so much for following me over here and checking out the new digs! To subscribe, you can add your email and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Creative HeArt