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sketchbook : week 11

sketchbook : week 11

Week 11 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. I’m in the Adirondack park for a few days with minimal internet and without my scanner making due.  I hope you’re having a lovely weekend too. 

on May 2, 2015 1
textile art owl- fortuny

a sample sale and the alpha workshops auction

Please meet Pietro – he’s mean, green and not afraid of pattern. Pietro is being auctioned to benefit The Alpha Workshops  - you can find the auction here and more about the wonderful work that The Alpha Workshops does here. And one other bit of news – I’m having a sample sale today - these are […]

on April 30, 2015 0
paper mache bust

my big creative year : paper mache

I have a long, happy  history with paper mache. It’s always been one of my most favorite mediums, I loved it at first sight. I love the simplicity, the economy, and the endless possibilities. I don’t think you need a lot of skill to have fun with it and it invites improvisational thinking. I love […]

on April 27, 2015 1
sketchbbok week 10

sketchbook : week 10

Week 10 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. 10 weeks, 70 little experiments. I started to lay them all out chronologically on the floor and realized I didn’t have enough space, it would take some time and it was going to be lots of fun. So I’m saving that for a while – maybe I’ll wait until I’m […]

on April 25, 2015 1
lamb and goat pattern

sleepy lambs and goats : a sewing pattern

I’m so happy to finally publish this pattern! I hope you enjoy it. A dear little lamb and goat to sew.  What’s cuter than baby lambs and goats – nothing- absolutely nothing. Please meet Smokey and Pearl: Pattern details: Skill level is advanced beginners and above – requiring basic hand and machine sewing experience. If […]

on April 21, 2015 3
the brook

my big creative year : margin

Had I already mastered the idea of margin in my life I wouldn’t be editing this post in my car 20 minutes before I need to publish it. But I have not mastered margin, not at all. Margin is the space between, the room left for error or chance, the cushion, and I rarely have […]

on April 20, 2015 9
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