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Kathryn’s Blog: Come to the START Benefit

It’s that time of year again for the annual celebration event for START, the Stoughton Area Resource Team. It will be held in the Bryant Education Center at Stoughton Hospital on Thursday, June 8 from 5:30 until 8:30. I’m happy to be involved in the event again this year. There’s
Posted  on May 17, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: The Picture Under the Bed

I have been clearing out things I have had under my bed these past years, and have come upon some mighty fine memories. My son, Gregg, is in this picture of his Oregon baseball team. (He’s third from the left.) It was taken all the way back in 1992, and
Posted  on April 19, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: Flowers for My Birthday

I have been working with flowers, on and off, since I was 18. White flowers are a small passion of mine. There is something wonderful about lines and form and shades of green that appeals to the designer in me. Don’t get me wrong, I love colors too, but white
Posted  on April 5, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: Hola, El Royo!

I have found that naming things, especially cars, is just part of the writer in me. My first car was a VW Beetle and his name was Greg. I had a big old station wagon I called Rita. My aunt drove old Rambler that she called Urge, which really suited
Posted  on March 22, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: My Personal Color Key

As an artist, colors impress me so much that (quite a few years ago) I created a “color key” to help others understand my art more clearly. If you see one of my paintings and need some help understanding what I am trying to convey, I’m posting the short version.
Posted  on February 22, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: You Never Know . . .

. . . what you’ll see in Mt. Horeb. My friend Sharon and I like to noodle up to Mt. Horeb, usually for lunch and a little shopping. The Bargain Nook is a place Sharon likes to donate to and I like to buy from! You never know what you’ll
Posted  on February 8, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: Shake Rag Alley

Want to know how to raise chickens in your yard? How about making fossil stepping stones, your very own garden trellis, or a painted garden canvas? Learn how at the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point. There are dozens of classes and teachers who are really
Posted  on January 24, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: The Latest Adventures of Joe

When Joe first came home with us—28 years ago—he would sleep through every winter. Half the time, I worried that he had just died, but after five years of still waking up, I stopped worrying and made sure his tank was very clean before he went to sleep. When he
Posted  on January 15, 2017
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Kathryn’s Blog: Just What I Wanted for Christmas

It is always fun to get for Christmas what you wanted, oui? As a woman who does pourovers for coffee and drinks several cups of tea a day, I have wanted a Chantal Mia E-Kettle for a long time! It was a merry Christmas for sure when Gregg, that darling
Posted  on December 29, 2016
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What’s on That Sign?

When I first moved here from New Jersey, I used to get such a kick out of the yellow signs, like the one in the picture. They are so friendly! When I told my family about them, they didn’t believe me.  (They didn’t believe there was a store called Piggly
Posted  on December 15, 2016