That Jolie Girl Crafts

Crafting a better life


  "Not everyone's language is writing", Danielle Laporte When I heard Danielle Laporte say this at the World Domination Summit, I felt a huge weight being lifted from my shoulders.  It was really one of the most defining moments of the entire summit for me.  I instantly knew this to be true for me.     I've always had a disconnect with language.  This started when I was a small...

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All pictures courtesy of Chris Guillebeau's Flickr Photostream. I spent the last three days volunteering at the World Domination Summit.  I can't express how much I enjoyed and appreciated all that I learned and the great people that I met.  I have lots of ideas of how I can apply the lessons I learned to my own life.  But I'm one who needs time to percolate my thoughts to articulate what the heck I want...

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World Domination Summit

World Domination Summit


Posted on Jun 3, 2011

The World Domination Summit is finally here!  I’m very excited to volunteer at this event and to meet lots of interesting folks from around the world.  I went to the volunteer orientation last at the Portland Art Museum – where most of the summit will be held.  Everyone was super and friendly and I’ve already made some new friends.     The World Domination Summit is the brain child of Chris Guillebeau...

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  I heard about Destination DIY from a friend and I was very excited to help fund this Kickstarter Campaign, because it fit all of my favorite criteria.  It’s made locally and it’s about crafts.  Julie Sabatier is the show’s creator.  She has an extensive background in radio and a true love for all things DIY.  Here is an interview with her from OPB. Help her create a new season of hour long shows broadcasted...

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  I got to meet Linda Womack at the I Heart Art: Portland Mixer Match a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve been a fan of her encaustic work for years.  It was so nice to finally meet her; she was very friendly and I enjoyed getting to see her work.  Linda teaches many encaustic workshops and you can find out more about her and her encaustic paintings on her website.                ...

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  I vacationed in Central Oregon last week.  I wrote more about my adventures and have lots of photos on That Jolie Girl Walks.  This post is creating panoramas with your iphone. As you know, I’m pretty in love with Hipstamatic.  I get so wrapped up using that app that I forget use some other great photo apps on my iphone.  360 Panorama is a 99cent app that lets you easily take panoramas.  Instead of stitching flat pictures...

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I Heart Art: Portland – Mixer Match

I Heart Art: Portland – Mixer Match


Posted on May 29, 2011

Photo by Matthew Miller and PNCA My sis and I volunteered at the I Heart Art: Portland's Mixer Match a few weeks ago.  Here we are checking in the artists, gallery owners and superstars.  I had attended the first Mixer Match last year that was geared towards crafters and local shops.  It was a great event and I loved seeing crafters get signed to stores that night.       I was excited to...

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Adam Bede

Adam Bede


Posted on May 27, 2011

I finished Adam Bede, the first book in my 10 book project!  Previously, I had read The Mill and the Floss and Middlemarch by George Eliot.  I enjoy her writing a lot and I'm glad I finally got around to reading Adam Bede.  I must admit that this was a hard book to get into.  About 200 pages in, I was thinking that this book project might have been a big mistake because it was taking me ages to plow through...

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  I’m really drawn to the look and style of Kiki & Polly, art work by Lisa Golightly.  There is a simple, quiet feeling to her work and I find it very soothing.  Just looking at her pieces while I blog this, I find myself just slowing down a half step and taking a deep breath.  This reflection has caused me to pause and notice that the sun is actually shining and that my cat is purring on my lap.  I couldn’t ask...

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Making Fondue Class

Making Fondue Class


Posted on May 16, 2011

  My sis had the brilliant idea of taking a fondue making class to celebrate my birthday and Mother's day.  I love the idea of birthday present being an activity that can be shared and nothing is better than liquid cheese!     The class was small with 17 particpants.  The instructor had a table set up in front with all of the ingredients.  We got to sip wine and watch her cook fondue.  ...

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