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sketchbook week 9

sketchbook : week 9

Week 9 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. For todays entry I painted my sewing machine – my mother’s old cast iron white rotary, the machine I learned on. I’ve always found it beautiful – other old machines too – elegant lines- so much thought put into the aesthetics of it. I saw it’s twin at a […]

on April 18, 2015 0
sweet paul magazine

the makerie workshop and sweet paul magazine

I spent last weekend in Philadelphia teaching at the sweet Paul Makerie. I came home equally spent and inspired. The whole Makerie experience was fabulous – fascinating people, spectacular class line up (I would have loved to take all of them) and it had Sweet Paul all over it – every detail thoughtful and exquisite. […]

on April 16, 2015 8
sketchbook week 8

sketchbook : week 8

Week 8 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. Sketchbook will be back to it’s regularly scheduled Saturday posting time this week – I was teaching in Philadelphia last week. I was super stretched and would have loved to blow the whole thing off  but I’m glad I didn’t. Getting it done the second half of the week […]

on April 15, 2015 0
morning

my big creative year : permission to rest

I took the day off yesterday, for reals, like I haven’t in a long time. I didn’t set an alarm and erased my agenda for the day. I had coffee in bed and got up around noon. It was not not exactly by choice – I was just useless. I came back from teaching at […]

on April 14, 2015 4
textile art seed pod

my big creative year : working and listening

While I sew I listen and learn. I love a day with a big stack of sewing to do and no other distractions or obligations and a days worth of podcast’s, interviews, ted talks etc. to listen to. There are some episodes I return to again and again. I’ve chosen a few of my favorites to share […]

on April 6, 2015 1
sketchbook - week 7

sketchbook : week 7

Week 7 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. I had a really good time with my sketchbook this week. I painted my favorite upstate houses, I got super into it. Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was all the time in the world to spend driving around in the country looking for forlorn houses and painting their portraits. That’s my new escapist […]

on April 4, 2015 9
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