Snake Woman Creations


El arte de la vida es vivir en el momento presente.

November 18, 2018

En 12 días comienzan las vacaciones, en 15 días, comienza la gran aventura. Estoy tratando de mantenerme en el presente, pero estoy ansiosa y emocionada de que comience este viaje.

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Solo 21 dias….

November 12, 2018

Dentro de tres semanas decidiré si intentaré dormir o simplemente permaneceré despierta hasta que lleguemos temprano al aeropuerto.  So close now.

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¿Dónde está?

November 10, 2018

Las lecciones de español de la noche anterior incluían palabras de ubicación: debajo, sobre, dentro de, fuera de, arriba, abajo, junto a, a un lado, a la izquierda, a la derecha, delante y detrás. ¡Seguro que serán útiles en el viaje!

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Veintisiete días, pero ¿quién está contando?

November 7, 2018

Pensé que debería agregar un mapa de nuestros destinos de cruceros. Comenzamos el crucero el 7 de diciembre, pero las vacaciones comienzan el 4 de diciembre en Nueva Orleans. Todo lo que puedo decir es que estoy muy lista para irme. Han sido unas semanas realmente largas. Ya estoy pensando en qué empacar, dónde comer […]

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Reloj de cuenta regresiva – treinta y ocho días

October 27, 2018

Por supuesto, no obtendremos esta vista mirando hacia el barco, pero, ¿qué asombroso es que estas naves gigantes puedan atravesar el canal? Solo diez lecciones más antes del viaje … y las escribiré sin la ayuda de un traductor. Sospecho que serán entradas más simples entonces.

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10/16/18 ¡Sólo 48 días más!

October 16, 2018

Solo cuarenta y ocho días hasta la gran aventura. El tiempo pasa tan rápido. Todos los días estoy revisando mis palabras en español y tratando de aprender otras nuevas. ¡Muchas palabras! Jajaja Quiero que el diario sea más que un simple informe meteorológico, o una lista de los lugares que vemos en el camino y […]

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Problemas con la computadora

October 10, 2018

La lucha es real. Debe haber una manera más fácil de hacer que mi computadora haga la puntuación y los acentos en español. Pidiendo ayuda a un amigo mañana. Actualizaciones por venir.

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Mi diario de viaje para la Gran Aventura a Sudamérica, 2018. Octubre 2

October 4, 2018

Sesenta y dos dias hasta que nos vayamos. Ya estoy muy emocionada. Para mi diario, estoy preparando una lista de algunas palabras utiles. Palabras para el clima, compras, vistas, y sentimientos. Octubre 4: Solo sesenta dias ahora! Beinvenido a mi diario de viaje.  Me permite practicar mi espanol, y espero que lo disfrutas. (English note […]

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Welcome to my trip diary for the Great Adventure to South America, 2018.

October 4, 2018

Bienvenido a mi diario de viaje para la Gran Aventura a Sudamérica, 2018. If you don’t know, I am learning Spanish, and I am super committed to it – I take lessons, via Skype, with professors in Mexico and well, I am making progress.  So, I had this great idea that I would document the […]

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Longing for snow

January 8, 2018

It’s not a decent excuse for not having a current project, but being snowed in always seems to spark ideas… I realize that parts of the country need a reprieve from winter, and it may sound selfish to wish for it just because I want it, but come on winter, Oregon wants some white stuff […]

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Community Art

May 13, 2017

Sometimes you get a chance to be a part of something amazing. My first mosaic teacher and friend, Lynn Adamo, has done several community art projects that I have have the joy of being a small part of, and it has always left me feeling great about any little bit I was able to contribute. […]

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Spring is here

April 8, 2017

So yeah the weather is unpredictable, but the smells on our walks are astoundingly sweet. Blooms everywhere. New plants for my yard. Hints of warm weather coming soon. And the Hillsboro Rotary club raffle is starting. Scholarships, support for the domestic violence resource center and people doing good for others.  Hey spring, glad you are […]

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Peeking around on my own

April 1, 2017

Let’s see how intuitive the new site is – I think I found where to make new posts (the last one was put on the site by my site builder for me) so I am going to test and see if I figured it out. Spring is all about new beginnings and this new site […]

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March 2017 – my new website is launched

March 30, 2017

I am so stinking excited. What a difference it makes using a professional – Tisha Oehmen of Paradux Media has given my mosaic website a completely fresh and new platform.  I could not be more pleased. The fact that Scott Palmer of Bag&Baggage recommended her spoke volumes to me, but feeling heard when explaining what […]

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Where I have been

November 4, 2012

Much about where we go is influenced by where we have been.  Sweet cousin Cathy tells me I should write it down.  It feels daunting to track 52 years of movement.  The same things that have enriched my life – the travel, living among other cultures, the people I have met (so many I have […]

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Telling my story

February 12, 2012

I think I had started to become daunted by the process of meeting someone and feeling like there has been so much life before this moment, so many experiences, people, connections triumphs and struggles that brought me to this point….how would I ever go about explaining all of that to someone new? Then, out of […]

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Closing out 2011

January 8, 2012

September marked the passing of my pops.  I will save the long story for those who know me enough to ask (if you really want to know) over an adult beverage sometime, and just add that it was a consuming change.  Not because there was so much to do, I mean, there was a lot […]

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How does time pass so quickly?

August 13, 2011

Should be heading to bed; I was talked into a “you are certain to get wet and muddy” 5k obstacle course tomorrow – though for a good cause – what was I thinking? My yard looks awesome – there are always more projects, but the pruning is so so so much better.  I need to […]

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April 3, 2011

I am doing what I need to to be clear.  Sure.  While at the same time dreaming and visioning the future I want.  I like to think that we can have it all – all the things that bring us joy, especially the parts where that feeling comes from bringing joy to the lives of […]

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at the airport…again

March 4, 2011

Funny, as much as I like travel, the back to back thing is not my gig.  I need down time to recharge and I am not sure my battery is full.  Seems especially hard since though I know this training for Rotary president is required, the timing is just bad.  San Jose of all places…oh […]

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October 19, 2010

maybe after the phone call to the doctor, I will shift, and rather than admit the pain, each time I think of it I will announce something I am grateful for. I am so very grateful it was only one arm. For example.

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Montana Adventure and the story of why my arm hurts sooooo much

October 18, 2010

ok – so as I write this I am actually in Upham North Dakota. My arm is severely broken, the upper arm sporting a new rod from shoulder to elbow, and my shattered wrist held together with a plate and close to a dozen screws. I have been off work since September 10th, and we […]

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my potential SAMA project

August 14, 2010

What gets into my brain to make me try to do stuff that A) I have not done before, B) I haven’t researched the process for, and C) could wind up being a lot of time spent with no useable end? I want so much to be excited about this mosaic, but I keep finding […]

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writing again, for real

June 25, 2010

I got the gift story done…a combination of the old one bracketed by inspiration from the life and times of this snakewoman and a fanciful thread to connect it all. Based on the reaction of the two that have read it so far, it is a success! This weekend the pup goes to college – […]

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The things we see

May 20, 2010

Just realizing it is time to start the inward journey…off tomorrow, home with the pup and new man. With the women on Saturday. My head is already moving that direction.

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I am an artist in Hillsboro, Oregon - a place snuggled between Portland and the Pacific coast.  In 2005, a local artist and friend, offered a class in mosaic making, launching my creativity in a new direction.  I fell in love ...

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Kristen Valperga

Beautiful!!! Looks pretty in my house! Very pleased : )