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Set Adrift on Creative Bliss… And the Zing of Jamming with Deadlines

As the time to launch the Kickstarter Capital Campaign draws closer, I find myself in a hermited, focused frenzy of creative bliss: writing, filming, and post production.  There is NOTHING like publicly NAME-ing your goal and bringing people you respect on board to realize it — it completely short-circuits your bullshit launcher and makes . . . → Read More: Set Adrift on Creative Bliss… And the Zing of Jamming with Deadlines

Exquisite Liaisons: the business benefits of hooking up

When I first started imagining Sinister Stitch, I spent a fair amount of time thinking about the liaisons.  Back in the day when I was working with the Free Speech Coalition, I learned the THE most important element of any successful event or activity was building a community.  When, for my official public poetry . . . → Read More: Exquisite Liaisons: the business benefits of hooking up

Get Thee a Cauldron – the Womandrake and Hellebore are ALIVE!!

The more I develop this piece, the more in love I am with her. I’ve got the initial wash done to define the border area, and am now settled into the meditative act of defining the leaves’ shadows behind the main focal foliage. I decided on a mix of watercolor pencil/crayon and a 50/50 . . . → Read More: Get Thee a Cauldron – the Womandrake and Hellebore are ALIVE!!

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!

The divine mojo of sharing what lights your fire

As I’ve begun to fight my way back to something that looks like health, I am teaching myself to have laser focus. To shut out all the noise and distractions of doubt, fear, and to focus on what needs to be done. Today:

i’ve begun underpainting development for a few of the Sinister Stitch . . . → Read More: The divine mojo of sharing what lights your fire

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…

Channeling your inner Warrior of Intention

 

So… I was open for workshopping and business on Saturday…

Having committed to an etravaganza of mixed media stitching demonstrations chock full of stitchers, hobbyists, and dabblers, ALL sugared up on cookies and latte. We had some FUN! And one of the lovelies who came out to see me asked: “how do . . . → Read More: Channeling your inner Warrior of Intention

Halloween, Witches, & WIST…

1 October 2009

FINally! I didn’t think October would ever get here!! All year I wait wait wait to pull open the big double doors in the garage and carefully unstack the boxes… On the left side of the storage closet are 12 packing totes labeled and . . . → Read More: Halloween, Witches, & WIST…

WIST & more happy hour…

13 Sept 09

What I Stitched Today:  Since it’s ALL about where art and craft meet stitch I’ve been answering the call for some festive designs… So yesterday in the mixed media stitch demo we “put thee lime in thee co-co-nut” and mixed up some great mixed media stitchery — I love this . . . → Read More: WIST & more happy hour…

Halloween, WIST & Witches…

1 October 2009

FINally! I didn’t think October would ever get here!! All year I wait wait wait to pull open the big double doors in the garage and carefully unstack the boxes… On the left side of the storage closet are 12 packing totes labeled and . . . → Read More: Halloween, WIST & Witches…