09 May 2009

guest blog post: by Ruth Rae

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From right to left: Nancy Nelson, Martha Brown, Ruth Rae, Heather artfest 2009

Hello! My Name is:


I am guest blogging for Heather as she is a woman who has many hats one of which is maintaining this blog just like most out there, Heather is mother. She has a little one and is feeling the end of the school year crunch.
(I have two teenagers and have tender memories of all the activity's the young grade school children have at the end of the school year and fully understand.)


Heather is such a sharing artist and so much of her creative spirit is shared in the promotion of fellow artisans in the pages of her Portal ZINE.


Heather is the kind of friend that will listen with her heart and bring you a big bowl of chocolate ice cream topped with a chick cookie complete with Cadbury Mini Eggs when your exhausted from teaching at artfest and need to elevate your cankles!

(small fabric skirt made by Ruth Rae)

Now I wanted to share a little something with you all
on staying motivate and finding time and inspiration to blog.

I get so busy working on projects and traveling that I truly do not have the time to blog.
I was so happy when I discovered how to blog with great ease,
November of last year I started a blog called snap shots of my life its started out as a place for me to place silly snap shots that I was taking with my IPhone.
(any phone that you can take a photo and send email will work.)

the silk road
(Silk Roads by: Ruth Rae for sale here)

I found the ease that I could blog with a couple words and a few minutes was so freeing that I soon started to apply instant blogging to my main blog by shaing shots of my desk as various stages during the day...

(as you can see I am a very messy worker! who also likes to snack! you can see the completed bracelet here.)

I tend to follow up by blogging a proper post once the project is completed.
doing this has given me a new motive to follow up and has also given me a look into my creative process as well as allowing me to look back and see how a piece of art can unfold.

I hope you will give instant blogging a try!

All my best and happy blogging!
Thanks for letting me guest blog for you Heather!

The Book Of Ruth

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”


  1. two lovely girls for the price of one. excellent!

  2. What a lovely blog post! I adore your photos and sentiments! I have been trying to be a perfectionist about blogging and also may have some energy issuse...thyroid...and 4 children (2 twin 3yos) so quick snipits may be the key!
    thanks so much


  3. Your such a good partners.. i love your designs