This is an end of August update to the blog I posted in July and am happy to finally show that which started with a pile of fabric and beads is growing into a shape! I was delayed when my sewing/quilting needles would not go through the seed beads and I had to purchase beading… Continue reading Creative Incubation: GROWING
We are rolling into the days of summer fun! Having survived our first east coast heat wave of the season last week I'm thrilled to end the day still energized and not drained. Summer means taking advantage of outdoor concerts - one our favorite activities. To me it is an immersion of musical artistry combined… Continue reading Creative Incubation
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
Toss the Rascals Out!
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!
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
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
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