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New Fiber Art in Progress – Scraps to Something More

I’ve been busy in the studio. I started a new fiber art wall hanging. It all starts with this: pile of fabric scraps turns into a quilt. And, after two days of work on these scraps, I create the main elements. In this case it’s an elongated teardrop shape. I make them each as individual

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Something different

Published on September 12, 2009, by in art, collage, fabric, sewing.

I interrupted my painting progress for a bit. I’ve been taking an online class with Susan Sorrell on Personal Symbols. I have always been intrigued by her work and I’ve also always found embroidery a very relaxing and healing thing to do. So, when I saw about her class, I decided to take it. Six

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A beautiful gift and a quick update

I confess: I read a lot of blogs. I enjoy meeting people and getting to know them through their daily lives, their artsy endeavors and blogs. Sometimes, of course, bloggers offer fabulous give-aways. Amanda Davie’s blog is one I read regularly. About a month ago, Amanda posted a giveaway – a lovely necklace she made.

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Has it really been so long?

I’ve been so bad about blogging this year. It’s mid-March and so much is going on! First, an update on the wrist. I’m weaning off of the wrist splint and doing some strengthening exercises. As I type this, I have no splint on. It makes typing MUCH easier! I am able to write better, draw

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Announcing My New Artfire.com Studio

I’m excited to share that I have opened my own Artfire.com Studio. What is Artfire? Here is how the company describes itself on the site: “The premier online marketplace for handmade products designed by artisans around the globe. Our free community is designed for artisans to buy and sell their works, while celebrating unique handmade

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Landscape quilt completed

Yesterday, while I watched MSNBC and listened to the 9/11 memorials, I needed some sort of creative distraction to balance out some of the horrors that were being relived on my television. I didn’t want to hide from it, I just wanted to be present, but not without a way to work through it. I’m

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Art in the studio

I realized that I haven’t been updating much other than with the CreativeTherapy catalyst responses. But I’ve been doing so much more. For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing lots of journaling and collage “just because”. I often do this just because I have a lot on my mind that I just need to

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In the studio

Published on August 28, 2008, by in art, fabric, sewing.

I’ve been hunkered down in the studio this week. I needed to just sit in the studio and be with myself and not out and about. And I’ve learned to honor those needs. This week, I’ve been working on some projects that have been sitting around unfinished. For example, you may recall the quilt top

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More to share

Today I was inspired to use the pieces of a purse I had started to make several months ago. I was making a lot of totes, but I wanted something that was more of a purse – with a closure. I started it and then I couldn’t figure out how to finish it. Until yesterday,

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A busy week

Wow. I started writing this on Friday and it’s Saturday… Oh, well! And it’s August! Sheesh! Where did the summer go? This weekend is the kick-off of Art Unraveled and Joanne is in town. I’m heading out to see her in a while. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was meeting Joanne

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