Category Archives: My Musings about Life

Barrister’s Night in the Library

When I ran across a line of tweed fabrics in a quit shop, I immediately thought of lawyers. We love our tweed! Barrister’s Night in the Library is the quilt interpretation of law life. In my opinion, you are not … Continue reading

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New Series – Subtle Struggle Toward the Dream

Upon returning to work as an attorney after three years in retirement, I was struck by how many inequities remain in the work place. I was inspired to make a series of quilts called “Subtle Struggle Toward the Dream”. Each … Continue reading

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A Life of Simple Abundance

How are those gratitude journals coming? I am a big proponent of gratitude journals. (For those of you who are high tech, there is a gratitude journal app for the IPhone). The concept is simple. Write down 5 things for … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Flowers, New Clothes or Whatever!

There is nothing like getting your first pay check to have an excuse to treat yourself. Returning to the work force does have that one main advantage. Money!   But being good to yourself goes beyond money. It requires a … Continue reading

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Sometimes Life Sucks!

You Make Me Smile, 58 x 75 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009 Sometimes life sucks! The car breaks down.  The roof leaks. You miss your flight. You run out of fabric before the quilt is finished. People are unreasonable. Yes, sometimes life … Continue reading

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Time To Act On My New Year’s Resolutions

A new year means resolutions. Resolutions mean change. Change means action, so I am always a ball of activity in January. I am working on several new quilts, networking with potential mediation clients, and planning a spring travel schedule. Just based … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself Well This Year

One of the best resolutions you can make is to treat yourself well. I created a line of lapel pins to remind us of how important this is. The lapel pins are called Give Yourself Flowers. I gifted over 50 of … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

Winter Blues, 37 x 44 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. For sale at http://www.ovbrant.etsy.com The few days after Christmas can sometimes be a let-down. It doesn’t have to be. Use the quiet time to plan your next celebration. Winter Blues is … Continue reading

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Thankful For Mother Earth’s Bounty

Evora’s Earth, 85 x 96 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2001. Right about now the cooks of the world are in a full sprint to the Thanksgiving finish line. The earth has given up its bounty, and the cooks are working their … Continue reading

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You Can Trick Yourself Into Being Happy

  Death, sickness and sadness are a normal part of the human condition, but it is important to keep those things in balance with the rest of your life. When I feel like the bad things are overwhelming, I do something to trick myself … Continue reading

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