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  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

Sigrdrifa's Prayer

  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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Tuesday, 02 October 2007


Judy Merrill-Smith

They're all so imaginative and fun! I love the asparagus one. Thanks for showing them to the world.


These are just so very good. I love them - especially the rather spooky bear in pyjamas with wings at the top.


I am amazed at what can be done with a lowly paint chip! Wonderful!


Wonderful!!!!! I love ALL of them, but my 3 faves are the 1st, 2nd, and 7th - especially the 1st! You are AMAZING with paper, Anita! Everything you do blows me away! Bowing, bowing, bowing ...!

Judi Wellnitz

You have the most amazing images in your collection! Where do you find them all?


You have a wonderful way of composing your images. I got a chuckle over "your cat has an inner beast". Now that you have conquered paint chips; there is a whole world of formica tile samples out there. Works well for quirky dolls too!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

These are wonderful. What size are your paint chips?


Hey Anita, excellent job on these paint chips and look at you, lots of fans you have now thats wonderful. you DO have a great blog:):):)

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