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You Make Me Smile

You Make Me Smile traveled with me Saturday to the East Point City Council retreat. I used it to illustrate the importance of civility in the workplace. A smile is always helpful in difficult circumstances. Keep people in your life … Continue reading

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Choosing a Color For My Studio

We all know color affects our mood. I knew that when I walked into my studio each morning, I wanted it to make me smile. So after much research and indecision, I finally chose a soft yellow called “Early Morning … Continue reading

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Quilts on Loan For the Summer

Several of my quilts are on loan for the summer to the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility, 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA. You Make Me Smile (shown above) is one of those quilts. Sharing my quilts makes me smile. What … 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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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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You Make Me Smile

I wrote the following essay in the September 12, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week with a Quilt newsletter which is published by the Clara Ford Foundation. I thought it was worth re-printing here. Any time is a good … Continue reading

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You Make Me Smile

January is one of those months during which it is easy to get down in the dumps. The weather is cold and gray. The glitter and happiness of Christmas is over. The drudgery of work seems amplified with the next … Continue reading

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You Make Me Smile is Ready for Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show August 1 – 7

The  bi-annual quilt show of the Brown Sugar Stitchers  Quilt Guild will be held August 1, 2009, and You Make Me Smile will be part of the beautiful collection of quilts on display. The theme of the show is The … Continue reading

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You Make Me Smile

When I showed my newest quilt called You Make Me Smile  at the Brown Sugar Stitchers guild meeting last month, everyone was suprised to see I had made a quilt with such bright colors.  I tend to like taupes and … Continue reading

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