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I finally decided to pull all my collections that were all over my house, in my office and in my studio and I built them into one delicious altar. I am so excited that this is now in my studio. By surrounding myself with things that matter deeply to me and remind me of important experiences is such a warm and delightful feeling. I love looking at this altar.





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“EVERYTHING IS FREE IT ALWAYS WILL BE” but we need your help to keep it that way! 2014 marked our 10th Anniversary providing art worthy materials for creative minds free of charge.

The Art Resource Center (ARC) helps any non-profit to facilitate their art needs.
The ARC has saved thousands of pounds of waste from going to our landfills by collecting materials. When a teacher calls and says they are a new hire but the classroom is empty we fill the shelves with art supplies. When volunteers from March of Dimes want to do a special project we help with ideas and send them away with supplies. When Head Start needs tactile fabrics and inspiration for young minds we are the ones they come to for help. When a homeless artist walks through the door we give her paints and canvas and brushes.

The ARC touches well over 20,000 lives a year and our reach into the community and around the state is growing annually.

Please consider supporting the work of the ARC. Your dollars are needed to increase our space, build a gallery for recycled art exhibits and to offer classes to the community and so that we can be self sustaining.

If everyone on in our network donated $25 we would reach our 2015 goal and fulfill our dreams.

THE ARC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit your donation is tax deductible.

Please write your check to:
1860 W. University. Suite 102
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Or go to our website and click on the donate button.

Thank you and may you have the happiest of holiday seasons,

Sherrie Zeitlin


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Fearless Family Home House Tour

Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned

Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.


The “loss of the book” debate continues and after a discussion about it a recent Jackalope Ranch meeting this Thrifty Maker had to reveal a recent gift received. After a friend’s father became too blind, at 86 years old, to use his Kindle it was passed on to me.  As the debate continues, reading will go on in both print and electronic formats. However, for those who fear the wrath of the die-hard old school print version readers why not make a Kindle Cozy to hide what your really up to?

Learn how to cover your Kindle from my piece at the Phoenix New Times Jackalope Ranch blog: Kindle Cozy: Hide Your Electronic Reader

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