I’m just finishing an amazing day…it was delightfully warm with a perfect breeze that carried into the evening chasing the mosquitoes away. One of my favorite books is called “How to be a Wildflower, a field guide” by Katie Daisy. It is filled with her beautiful art, favorite quotes and simple ways to find the… Continue reading Dandelions, Fireflies and Wildflowers
Make It Your Own
I've just finished a colorful new blouse!! When I make clothes for myself I like to start with a pattern and then add touches to make it my own (*see bottom). Many years ago I got hooked on the Vogue Individualist patterns - I like their flair and they do require some skill. In this case… Continue reading Make It Your Own
Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder
We all know the saying: "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". I'm sure you heard it while growing up. It is meant to remind us that each person has their own tastes and what one person considers beautiful may not be to another. This difference in attraction also applies to everything around us:… Continue reading Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder
Does your work love you?
I'm reading a great book called "Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert. She writes about inspiration, empowerment, attitudes, habits, ways you approach your work, etc. She talks about the Fear you need and the Fear you don't need and allowing yourself to embrace a creative life. It is not about… Continue reading Does your work love you?
Step 1: Funicular Design
I've been working my way through the design of the Funicular wallhanging. I drew several color concepts in my Inspiration Book exploring how to portray the striking swirls of chartreuse and electric blue against the red and purple stairs. It needs lots of movement and yet a linear element as well. I drew 4 options:… Continue reading Step 1: Funicular Design
Did you watch the Olympics?? Woo-hoo!! I admit to saturation and the reason I've not done a blog for 10 days! I do enjoy the games - the devotion the athletes have to push themselves in a sport they love can be very inspirational. I'm not naive about the money, fame and popularity they can… Continue reading Vizualization