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Cancer Can’t Take Memories Journal™ Project – Rise to Meet Your Goals

As Ive been cleaning cyber-house, I’ve also been developing new projects and workshops.

The Rock Star of the news is my: Cancer Can’t Take Memories Journal™ Project I’m working on teaming up with Cancer Action KC to launch a doozy of a workshop — & I am SO proud of this . . . → Read More: Cancer Can’t Take Memories Journal™ Project – Rise to Meet Your Goals

The Zone of the StitchTangle and Other Needle Wisdom

 

Ever wonder what it would be like if you just let your needle GO and do what it wants? What if you just thread up, zone out, and float on a river of repetitive stitching motion? That’s just what I’ve been doing as I create the samples for the workshop at MoFA . . . → Read More: The Zone of the StitchTangle and Other Needle Wisdom

SEEing – Embrace the Gift of Opening the Creative Eye

It’s officially the second half of the online sessions for Mixed Media Embroidered Journal and students from every corner of the globe are partying with their sketchbooks and journals. It is truly a wonderful thing to see all the experiments and curiosity that are afoot!

(Quick Advertisement: If you’re ready to take the plunge:  . . . → Read More: SEEing – Embrace the Gift of Opening the Creative Eye

3 Ways to Boost Creativity — & What’s Happenin in Mixed Media Lab class…

Whether your creative urges have given way to the winter blues or spring fever, there are a few tricks I can always count on to BOOST my Muse up out of her comfy chair and into ACTION where she belongs.

These little tricks were brought into SHARP focus last night as I launched a . . . → Read More: 3 Ways to Boost Creativity — & What’s Happenin in Mixed Media Lab class…

It’s time to jam with your uncertainty, get clean, & dive into a book project!!

It happens to all of us – we begin to pursue our creative urges and… BAM! the imp of doubt & uncertainty uncorks its ugly smirk.

Cue questioning your artistic worth… cue second guessing the value of your creativity…  And then, if you aren’t prepared for the battle… witness the beginning of your wicked . . . → Read More: It’s time to jam with your uncertainty, get clean, & dive into a book project!!

The Delicious Momentum of Getting What You Want… & Giving DOUBLE Back!!

I can’t even express the thunderous monster of gratitude that I am walking around with… and ALL the ways I want to return it!

Let me tell the story…  After being contacted by the MO Fiber Artist’s to serve as juror over their exhibit Speaking of Fibers, I was just stunned for a few . . . → Read More: The Delicious Momentum of Getting What You Want… & Giving DOUBLE Back!!

Episode 2, Affection & Applause

Arrre Youuu Ready?? Sinister Stitch Chronicles Episode 2: Tools & Tribes is UP!!! All about tools, workspace, and some of the amazing stitchers who inspire me — VisitEpisode2!

Next: Affection and Applause!  This month has found me getting boatloads of affection and Whooping applause from such Rock Stars as Emma Broidery over at DMC . . . → Read More: Episode 2, Affection & Applause

Sinister Stitch Episode One Launched… and the Delicious Thwack of a Universal High Five

Wow.  Just, Wow.  Not only has my amazing tribe of embroidery comrades taken on the BIG job of buoying my sleep-deprived spirits through video editing, stitchy contract negotiations, and a never ending launch campaign of email-blogpost-interview-followup-repeat-repeat CRAZINESS… but NOW they’re uniting into a massive amoeba of Sinister Stitch Promotion. I am so stunned… I’ve . . . → Read More: Sinister Stitch Episode One Launched… and the Delicious Thwack of a Universal High Five

Stitching like a dervish and FULL speed ahead!!

The last few days have been a FLURRY of activity (in the DREADFUL Missouri heat, no less). I’ve laid down some Beautiful leaves in mixed media and stitch for our Womandrake:

When my husband & I lived in Columbia MO (he was faculty at MU), I would often take the kids to one of . . . → Read More: Stitching like a dervish and FULL speed ahead!!

Stalking the Elusive Womandrake, Gathering My Tribe

The event at the Scarlet Garnett gallery hosted by the KC Crafter’s Society was WONderful!  In the days leading up to June 23, I painted up the Womandrake: and made great progress in preparing her for her first stitches.

I managed to complete the underpainting in time to load her into the truck & . . . → Read More: Stalking the Elusive Womandrake, Gathering My Tribe