A lesson on just “being”

This year’s vacation was a lesson on just “being” for both of us.  This was not something I wanted to do; It’s something I had no control over. Dave and I flew into Maui on the 11th. On the way to the rental car shuttle I fell. I had fallen several years ago in the…

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Finding my word – Expand

I’ve been looking for my word for this new year and it finally came to me – expand. Hopefully this isn’t me physically expanding! No, it’s about my life and especially my art. Last year I really felt I need to focus on fabric, although drawing my mandalas did venture away from that. But as…

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October Update

I’ve been so busy around here getting ready for winter. Most of the porch cushions are cleaned and packed away until spring. I also worked on the basement and the garage. I’ve also spent lots of hours outside weeding and mulching. Right now I have 25 bags of mulch in the bed of the truck…

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Hitting The Wall

Do you have those days when you just have trouble creating? That’s how it’s been for me this week. It seems like I keep hitting the wall. You know that wall, that one that keeps your idea in your head from getting out onto your work table or when the idea comes out you really…

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One Little Tag: March Dots

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve taken up this year-long challenge to create a tag a day. Well, I’ve not done real well on creating one daily. I’ve revised my challenge to at least do some tags a month, but don’t want the pressure of a daily tag. Here is my collection so far.…

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Gesso & Liquid Watercolors

For the One Little Tag challenge this month I looked through my craft stash for products I’ve not used in a long time. These are the two I chose. I really love these liquid water colors. I bought a set of them back in 2012 and even wrote this post on my love for them.…

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One Little Tag: January

Last month I started a  year-long challenge. I wrote this post about creating art every day on one little tag. I wanted to focus on watercolor in January so I broke down and bought this Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box. I have been wanting one of these for years, but hated to spend…

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A Year Challenge – One Little Tag

I’ve been wanting to take on a year-long challenge. I so enjoyed drawing the mandalas several months ago, that I wanted to focus on drawing every day. However, I was having trouble about what substrate to use. With the mandalas I have a couple months of loose pieces of cardstock. That’s okay, but I wanted…

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Easy and Fun Silk Dyeing Classes

Don’t forget you have until Friday to get in on my giveaway of one of the Quilting Arts issues with my ice dyeing article in it. Just head on over to this post, and comment. I’m excited about teaching a couple classes locally. I usually spend most of my dyeing time with fiber reactive dyes,…

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