Author Archives: Miranda

Maker Monday: Make Change

Maker Monday: Make Change

–written by Hearth Ember, Jaclyn Wood With an emotional week ahead, this week at Maker Monday we welcome all to join us in making art to express our frustrations or hopes and make posters to take action. We’re about to enter the term of America’s 45th president and the direction of a new leader. As always, change is neverContinue Reading

Book Review: The Creative Habit

Book Review: The Creative Habit

– written by Hearth Ember, Amy Beth Harrison A great teacher is able to inspire not just those who think and act similarly to themselves, but those who act completely differently. That’s what I keep thinking while reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit. Of the authors of the best books I’ve read on creative habitsContinue Reading

Start 2017 with Happy Thought Mason Jars!

Start 2017 with Happy Thought Mason Jars!

For the past several years, Hearth Ambassador Jessica Atcheson has decorated a mason jar and written a single happy thought on a piece of paper every day. She puts each happy thought into the mason jar and doesn’t look at them again. Then, at the end of the year, she pours out all her happyContinue Reading

Yield: 24 rolls and a dip!

Yield: 24 rolls and a dip!

Every month, Hearth Ember Rebecca D’Antonio makes a core dish for our Hearth Dinner.  For the First Time Recipe Potluck this Sunday, she’s trying something new!  Check out her recipe for rolls and spinach dip and let us know what you think at the potluck! Have a good recipe you think the Hearth Community would enjoy?Continue Reading

How to Write a Passage

How to Write a Passage

written by Hearth Founder, Miranda Aisling at Write a Passage on August 2, 2016 inspired by the prompt “Write a Set of Directions”  Step one: Decide what you’re going to write about. Step two: Start writing, even if you haven’t decided yet. Step three: Continue writing in hopes that you’ll think of something while your fingersContinue Reading

Gift Idea: How to Make Bath Bombs!

Gift Idea: How to Make Bath Bombs!

– written by Hearth Ember Jaclyn Wood I made a goal for myself in 2016 to buy less material things and kept to it most of the year. It made me think more about what I need, which wasn’t much, versus what I want. I try as much as I can to reduce, reuse, andContinue Reading

How to Buy Gifts for a Tiny House Dweller

How to Buy Gifts for a Tiny House Dweller

In my family, we always ask each other for gift suggestions, but this year there’s been an extra emphasis. It’s my first holiday season with Aubergine and all my family and friends are wondering, “What on earth do we get her?” So I created a little cheat sheet about what kinds of gifts to getContinue Reading

Winter Painting Sale to Support Miranda’s Hearth!

Winter Painting Sale to Support Miranda’s Hearth!

Want to support Miranda’s Hearth? Need to get an awesome, locally made holiday present with a good story? All of my paintings are 20% off until December 31, 2016! In 2016 alone, I painted 30 abstract oil paintings on either knitting, stretched canvas, canvas board, or unstretched canvas. As a tiny houser, that’s a lotContinue Reading

Carving Out Time to Reflect

Carving Out Time to Reflect

I lead a rather busy life. In addition to running Miranda’s Hearth, I work full-time as an arts coordinator and continue my own artistic practice. With so many fun things to do and fascinating people to see, the necessary time for self-reflection is often overcome by dinners and art events. While I greatly enjoy theContinue Reading

Making Zines: Part Punk, Part Nerd

Making Zines: Part Punk, Part Nerd

-written by Laura Meilman I have been looking forward to this Hearth Dinner for months now, ever since Miranda invited me to help out with a zine making focus. In anticipation, I have been making zines based on directions I found online, but I did catch myself wondering, “am I punk-rock enough to make zines?”Continue Reading