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Welcome All in 2012!!!

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Custom Work Update… & Where’s Victoria appearing…..

As the threads roll, I thought you all might like to see the Mo as he is developing… Our beloved Akita — we still miss him, but this memorial is REALLY starting to shine!!

I began with a photo & used that to create a graphite sketch on cotton:

 

Next, I . . . → Read More: Custom Work Update… & Where’s Victoria appearing…..

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

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

Ready for Love?

As I am trying to recuperate (my insides still feel a bit jangled and sore… and I’m getting a wee cold… grrr) I’m staying focused on a handful of things:

1. editing the Sinister Stitch footage & filming. Both tough when you feel like poopy. But…

2. Sketching the newest poisons in the series. . . . → Read More: Ready for Love?

newly restored site style coming soon!

I’m here! And I’ve been feverishly but slowly rebuilding the site’s content, and have an appointment to get the “look” restored in the next week.  I’m thinking of healing my site as well as healing my body ;o}  I know I’ll feel better when things look like me again!  Until then, I’ve edited . . . → Read More: newly restored site style coming soon!

Sshhh – Artist at Work…

Yesterday I took an autumn themed piece into Florilegium & spent a few blissful hours being the store cat ( of course stitching).  It’s always funny to see how surprised passers by are to see someone needleworking in a needlework store (??). Like, they go in to ogle the lush fibers and the . . . → Read More: Sshhh – Artist at Work…