Vermont Harvest Folk Art by Doreen Frost
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Tucked in a valley, at the foot of Round Mountain, among the graceful Maples & Oaks you will find our Little Brown House. Smoke billows from the chimney seven or eight months out of the year, a river rambles nearby, sheep & cows graze in the meadows and turkey's forage along the olde stone walls.

"I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions" ~ Augusten Burroughs.

"People aren't longing to be impressed; they're longing to feel like they're home. If you create a space full of love and character and creativity and soul, they'll take off their shoes and curl up with gratitude and rest, no matter how small, no matter how undone, no matter how odd." Shauna Niequist.

Friday, April 3, 2020


THIS WAS ME...YESTERDAY....  Good gracious, I got NOTHING  done!  I did actually make an effort, as I spent several hours and wasted many sketch book pages, trying to sketch a house for our group applique project...I am thinking a house, is not going to happen.   I am not sure what my issue is with should be easy, shouldn't it??? A hard is that to draw and why am I worrying about a house looking to sterile and stiff???  I can add elements to it.....florals and such, to give it character....  I seem to be laser focused on the house being just right .... WHY???  UGH..... I think, perhaps, my muse is telling me to sketch a barn instead.....I'll give that a go and keep you posted :).  
This lack of urgency to my pending deadlines to panic trying to mess with head. I usually have a very busy flow to my work days, and though, I said I was going to embrace this more mellow time and take full advantage of it, to accomplish things I've wanted to accomplish for quite some time, yet never seem to have the chance to do, something in me is trying to hold me back!!  FAR too many "what ifs" were running around in my head yesterday and my logical-self was nowhere to be found. 
hmmmm....I do tend to feel quite burned out, for several days, after the rush of getting The Gazette out the door, and, this issue was particularly challenging....    Coupled with our current state of the world...made it considerably more exhausting.     Well, my goodness, look at that....I guess my logical self has returned and has figured out what my issue was!!!  Thank GOODNESS.... TODAY shall be different!!!  Here we go.....

:~) be well my friends, D


  1. Good Morning Doreen! I find I’m more scattered in my thoughts and less focused these days....kind of amazing how this affects a person even when you are trying all the positive well my friend happy Friday 🤗

  2. Goode morning LaNelle....I think it is abundant these days considering what is happening out there in the world. I am happy and content, with being home, but knowing the suffering going on out there, well...I feel it :(.

    SO lovely to have you stop by today. Be well my friend ~ doreen

  3. Doreen, I think most of us are having this type of day of late. I know some days I get quite a few things done and other days I just practice at being a lazy bum. I am much more productive when I have a structured schedule . At least we have each other to help us get through this weirdness!

    1. Hello Judy. I agree completely. I've gotten plenty of lazy bum practice in as of late, to be sure. My days are usually very structured, so when something throws a curve ball in, it takes me a little bit to get back to that structure. Thankfully, YES, we have each other to help get us through this. Be well my friend, D