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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!!

To Sensory Chaos & partway back: It’s time to party with your perceptions

 

Ever get mesmerized then blown away by a pattern… ? I can sit for hours and look at  the veining in a leaf, or the repeating swirls and textures in a stitched sequence… Or listen to a particular bit of music on repeat for HOURS because it evokes a certain smell . . . → Read More: To Sensory Chaos & partway back: It’s time to party with your perceptions

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!

Steely Eyed Oracle… See Yourself, Look Through Me.

So, Poet’s Narcissus is known colloquially as Peasant’s Eye… As I am in the heat of birthing the poisons, I’ve been gazing into that eye waiting… It’s been   several days.  After sketching, researching, dreaming, and dithering, I finally landed on the style for Poet’s Narcissus: extreme close up with the primary focal point being . . . → Read More: Steely Eyed Oracle… See Yourself, Look Through Me.

Invoking the Siren: & why those ships deserved the rocks

Here. I. Am.

I want to serve.

I want to be inspired &  honest.

I want you to be free.

I want you to say what you need to say.

I want you to do what YOU need to do.

Shut. The. Front. Door.   (!!!!) Ladies… we have our heading. It . . . → Read More: Invoking the Siren: & why those ships deserved the rocks

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

My gypsy wears ruby slippers: the Essence of jamming with your exposed self

I can remember sitting in the den with my daddy when I was 6 or 7 years old… he was a hippy, Robert Crumb/Marshall McLuhan style, a meditating/heavy drinking gypsy man who could sit for hours listening to the Doors ‘Riders on the Storm’ or Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ while it rained torrents outside . . . → Read More: My gypsy wears ruby slippers: the Essence of jamming with your exposed self

Clothes back on… artistic inhibitions OFF!!

That’s right, in order to test the new products, I’ve had to reach WAY out of my comfort zone, get artistically “naked”,  and experiment with some new products. It’s rather precarious as I’m VERY loyal to the tools I use, but with Sinister Stitch in the making, I want to invite as many tools . . . → Read More: Clothes back on… artistic inhibitions OFF!!