Author Archives: vst3in

About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.

Fresh from the Press

Did you  know I’m a small publisher? Here’s our latest newsletter to introduce you. Enjoy! Fresh from the Press, Fall 2018 Greetings from Homeostasis Press! We’re feeling the change in seasons. Are you? What’s new: We are very pleased to … Continue reading

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Life, Loss, and Permission to Be

I’ve been putting garden tasks on my to-do lists for months now, and for months, I’ve pushed them aside, popping out only to take care of essentials. Why? What is it that’s keeping me out of one of my happiest … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: You Gotta Read These

I had thought to follow a theme for my next bookish post, having encountered 3 titles in a row involving dragons, but some other reads captured me deeply, and here they are. It’s still a theme. Just not a topical … Continue reading

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Amplifying Diversity: Small Presses

Originally posted on educating alice:
The ongoing and hugely important conversation featuring #ownvoices, diversity, and equity was most recently centered around an unfortunate WSJ journal article which Allie Bruce unpacks in her RWW post, “Why ‘Rock Star Librarian’ is an Oxymoron.”  I highly…

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Exploring New Dimensions (sorry, this post is not about space)

I’ve been creating felt for about 18 years, applying techniques learned from Scandinavian, Finnish, Canadian and American feltmaking traditions. I’ve recently begun exploring some techniques more fully as I consider a mixed media approach to illustrating picture books. It’s been … Continue reading

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