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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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“A PASSION TO CREATE, TO BUILD, TO FIND BEAUTY in the balance between the hard line and the soft finish is what inspires Rachael in her creative life.”

This, my friends, is the kind of introduction that speaks to me. Our month has been spent focusing on the balance and how to achieve it and today’s contributor nailed it in one fell swoop. The “hard line and the soft finish” are what I mean when I say we are more than the sum of our parts; that beauty is is in the eye of the beholder and yet still subjective and nuanced. Suffice it to say, I feel the weight of peace resting equally upon both shoulders and it is in these times I see beauty in a whole new way.

Rachael Grochowski is an architect, artist, and designer who began using felt as a textile when her passions led her to utilize natural industrial materials in her art. felt. was born of passion and Grochowski’s artistry shines through in each piece. The throw pillows are absolute show stoppers but let’s be honest: I want every single product in felt.’s arsenal. That’s balance, for you.

felt. is giving away one set of Cream + Beige coasters to one lucky reader! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, May 27th. *Contest open to US residents only.*
Please visit felt. and tell us: What would you say is your greatest strength as a person?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, June 3rd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    mimi says:

    I’m a pediatric nurse and so I am very patient with kids and I have a knack for talking to them and getting them calmed down. I am also easy going which helps in a clinic of screaming kids!

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    I survived breast  cancer, so my health!

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    Cathy Riordan says:

    My compassion for others. I can put myself in someone’s shoes and then help them walk!!

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    sam says:

    My independence – sometimes good, sometimes not so good – but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It has seen me through a whole lot (recently divorced, no job) and hopefully set an example for my three children of what you can accomplish on your own. 

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    Nikki says:

    That I can follow through and do what is needed and what is right, even when it is uncomfortable or it hurts, and I don’t want too. I guess that would be “strength of will”.  Much too often, I don’t feel strong, hard things hurt!,  but the expression “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it” (wonderfully said by Mae West) has resonated with me since I first read it in 1995 and I know that attitude has been part of my internal motivation since puberty.  I often wish things were easier, and that I could have some “rest” from difficulties but life goes on and I keep doing my best…

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    Trisha says:

    I’m very flexible. I’m able to just roll with pretty much anything, which has come in handy countless times. 

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    Ginger G. says:

    i like being organized and clean! haha 🙂

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    Sue F says:

    ATTITUDE !! I have a choice of being positive and staying around others that are too–OR being negative and buying into others drama — I have the choice and I choose to be positive, optimistic and choose my friends wisely

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    cindy says:

    Relentless Optimism.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I would say my greatest strength…is my strength!  I’m a Montana farm girl and I innately believe in the power of my body to get things done.  That being said, I’m now a “city” girl and don’t really use my body anymore.  I’m almost a professor (so close!) and I am an author, so I no longer am chucking hay bales.  But I am still using my “strength” in everything I do. 

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    Samantha S says:

    I would say my determination–I’ve learned to work hard, finish things, not give up, find creative solutions, adapt without pulling out all my hair, and that’s an extremely useful skill in a doctoral program! 

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    Susie says:

    I know myself. I don’t know how best to describe this, but once I started living my life in alignment with my true self, I began to better understand others, find peace and contentment, and let go of worry and skewed ambitions. I’m finally at ease offering my genuine self. I’ve never felt stronger as a person! Because of truly knowing myself, I believe I now have so much more to authentically offer the world around me.

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    Kelly M says:

    I’m a very forgiving person, but not to a fault. I think life is best spent with water passing under the bridge as much as possible. I feel happier, healthier, and more open to love when I’m able to forgive instead of hold onto grudges.

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    Jennifer says:

    A combination of perseverance, determination and stubbornness. As Tina Fey says, “bitches get things done.” Never underestimate the ability of someone who lives by this philosophy – they come in handy in all sorts of situations. Have a sick family member and need someone to make phone calls and get answers? I’m your girl. Running a small business and having a hard time figuring out the rules and regulations? Just call me. The IRS giving you a hard time? Sic me on them!

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    Emma L says:

    I am almost hilariously stubborn. It sometimes has rather ridiculous outcomes (“No! It is THIS ROAD I’m telling you”) but it has served me incredibly well in life, especially in conjunction with my resilience. If I dedicate myself to something, I will not stop or give up until the goal has been achieved.

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    Charlotte D. says:

    My positive attitude.  I did not actually realize this until recently.  I am a person that sees the glass half full.  I think this helps me to get through difficult times with hope  and by finding solutions.

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    megan says:

    My flexibility – I’ve moved 5 times in the past 6 years and try to adjust seamlessly to all. 

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    sparrow says:

    I genuinely want to love people and show kindness. That is a mantra I emphasize to my kids over and over: “it’s more important to be kind than right.” And I really really try. I try to include people. To sense their needs and lighten burdens in whatever small way I can. I feel a kinship with people and want them to feel loved. 

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    Persistence. Right foot forward, always followed by a motivated left. Keep walking. Keep working. Having goals in mind and walking towards them relentlessly.