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Welcome All in 2012!!!

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While the Midwest gets ready for Autumn…. It’s time to start thinking Gardens!!!

Every journey should begin with a map… The Mixed Media Stitched Journal is YOUR map to beginning your own garden journey. With over 150 pages of prompts, how-to’s, inspiration, and projects, you can set your imagination free using themes such as “Nests & Trees”, “Critters & Crawlies”, “Wee Folk & Winged Things”…. . . . → Read More: While the Midwest gets ready for Autumn…. It’s time to start thinking Gardens!!!

Check out the latest… Fearless Studio benefit DUO!

Many thanks to the folks over at 41 Midday show for getting me on to promote the M&S Grill Painting and Jewelry event! I just can’t say enough about how great the KC Community has been in helping me launch and sustain the Fearless Studio workshops. We’re gearing up the the next Cancer . . . → Read More: Check out the latest… Fearless Studio benefit DUO!

Workshop OnLine is LAUNCHED!!

After the huge success of the weekend workshop in St Louis: Creating a Fiber Artist’s Grimoire… I’ve REtooled the book class and am launching SignUps in the next few days!

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Every journey should begin with a map… The Mixed Media Stitched Journal is YOUR map to beginning your own . . . → Read More: Workshop OnLine is LAUNCHED!!

The Zen of Haunting the Woods and working plein air to manifest Womandrake!

Yesterday was a full on history making adventure… I took the Womandrake outside and began the first layers of her underpainting… wow.  After thinking about this project for over 2 years, and sketching, and dreaming, and planning, I really can’t believe that she’s actually emerging on the canvas. Get the full scoop over in . . . → Read More: The Zen of Haunting the Woods and working plein air to manifest Womandrake!

Give Conformity the Bird: Its Time to Show Some Underpants

Ahh spring brings birds and nests, and as I enjoy the final days of my thick wool capes and boots and prepare to don featherlight sheer skirts and wispy crocheted shawls, I turn to my sketchbooks.

It’s time to introspect and develop new themes and let go of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. . . . → Read More: Give Conformity the Bird: Its Time to Show Some Underpants

get inspired, get busy…

Living in the woods offers no end to the parade of things to get inspired by. Just this week, I’ve seen these:

Even in spite of the poison ivy, it’s been a lovely summer of gardens & stitch. And I’ve been working on some new projects for the mixed media stitchbooks I’m teaching:

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Fighting poison ivy & working kinks out of tutorials…

Don’t let anyone tell you poison ivy isn’t EVIL!

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THOSE VINES!!  I’ve cut out POUNDS of thick woody poison vines every night this week and the stuff STILL covers the fenceline…

And if you look closely along the left edge of the right photo, BERRIES! — the . . . → Read More: Fighting poison ivy & working kinks out of tutorials…

Link to updated schoolhouse…

5 November 09   **LINK** for class descrip & upcoming projects… woot woot!

c-c-cold is for stitchin… WIST

19 October 2009

… and thankfully, I managed to get ALL the herbs IN to the cloches before the c-c-cold hit. Now basil, lemon thyme, chocolate mint, rosemary, and oregano are snuggled happily in for winter… the poisons however, may have to overwinter in the ground (cuz I’m too busy stitching to dig them . . . → Read More: c-c-cold is for stitchin… WIST

I have… BABIES!!!

25 July 09

On the deck…

Under the overhang…   Remember the eggys:

They’re BABIES!!!

Just overnight they hatched — they don’t even have eyes or wings  yet –

only BIG yawning HUNGRY beaks!! And man that mama wren is HUSTLING!  I know, they’re SO silly, but they really ARE the sweetest ugliest . . . → Read More: I have… BABIES!!!