Carl Warner loves his vegetables

English photographer Carl Warner first crossed my path sometime before his first coffee table book Food Landscapes was published in 2010. He said then that his initial intent was to make eating vegetables more […]

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Making envelopes from calendars

This is the last of our blogs (at least for now) on the topic of arousing curiosity through colorful envelopes that beg to be opened. We talked about making mini-envelopes from the images in […]

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How to display your creations

Last week was about Good Fortunes, and I hope you downloaded the complete exercise with its many message ideas to make it easy to do. But what the download doesn’t cover is how to […]

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The Decorators

Terrarium cakes – cakes covered in butter frosting that resembles the plants found in a terrarium – are most famously the work of Jakarta-based pastry chef Iven Kawi, known on Instagram as IvenOven. She began […]

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Decorating the messages

In my last blog, I provided suggestions for messages to put inside all the enticing envelopes I have suggested making. Recently, I hosted a message-decorating gathering for the Good Fortune slips. The group was […]

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What should I say?

I admit that I’ve become obsessed with envelopes. I have written four blogs about them, and my late night relaxation ritual has lately been to cut and fold my way through at least a […]

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Gabbing about Gobblet

One of my favorite strategic thinking games is Gobblet. Gobblet is Tic-Tac-Toe on steroids. First, the new object is to get 4 of your cylinders in a row instead of just 3. Second, it […]

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Upping the Scrabble ante

Many years ago as a young mother, I was big into cooperative games. The other members of my competitive family were not. They played Scrabble® ruthlessly, entirely focused on points, while I was interested […]

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More enticing envelope designs

My cousin Julie set in motion my current obsession for making fun envelopes when she sent an article she wanted me to read in an envelope of a rose with only the address label […]

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Make Your Own Rules

One of my favorite mood-lighteners when I think the universe is out to get me is Paul Dickson’s 20-year old book, The Official Rules and Explanations, which perversely, affirms that premise. We all know […]

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