I want to talk about sleep...or maybe lack of it. For one reason or another I have nights where I fall asleep just fine but then something wakes me up in the middle of the night and then, WAM, I'm awake. You too?....you are not alone (ask around)! The trick is how to get back… Continue reading Toss the Rascals Out!
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
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?
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
I find inspiration from many sources: images from our travels, books of quilting and fiber art, books of inspiration and support (e.g. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and Artists Way by Julia Cameron), a walk in the woods, classrooms and workshops, and of course the artists, quilters, writers and bloggers I hear, read about and… Continue reading Inspiration Book
Have you ever played Bananagrams? It is a fun, fast paced game where each player builds words using letter tiles - you continue to build while using as many letters as possible. At any time you can suddenly find you have letters you can't do anything with.....you can 'dump' the one letter to pick up… Continue reading Bananagrams