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The Power of A Silent Response

I believe I may have discovered the power of silence.  The art of keeping quiet is not something I'd say I have mastered...not at all!  In fact, I often believe that I say too much.  Our family has long been outspoken regarding mental illness.  We have spoken when the message was unpopular, but we kept speaking.  Often times, we spoke a message that fell on deaf ears.  So, what is the power of speaking if those you wish to educate are not listening?  Well, it means that something you may have said has the potential to stick and stay with them.  Words have a power all their own, when you voice is long gone, words can echo in the heart, soul and mind forever. 
But sometimes speaking drowns out the power of your own voice.  I know it sounds like a paradox, but I really believe it is in part a true statement.  In a world that is full of in-your-face messages and advertising, we are accustomed to messages.  How often do they really make a difference.  I can't answer that.  I know…

Repurposed Vintage Ladders

I have always loved old vintage ladders.  I grew up on a farm and old ladders were everywhere.  It's something about the imperfections, I think, that makes them so endearing. I've passed my love for old things on to my daughters.  They are in the midst of an apartment makeover and here is a pic of a great vintage ladder redo they are using in their living room.  Isn't it spectacular?  I love the old cameras, books, typewriter, records and suitcase.  It speaks to me.  Kind of gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!  Tell me what you think. I'd really like to hear from my viewers.  Share your ideas with me. I love hearing what others are up to!

I added this old ladder to my studio bathroom.  I really like the versatility of this piece.  I haven't added extra shelving yet to the bottom, but I might do that one day.  Who knows.  In the mean time, I love him just the way he is!  

So, there you have it.  Two pics of really great uses for those old vintage ladders!  Get out there an…