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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!!!

Creating Artful Lives and Living in Possibility – Get with it!

Join me and Rebecca Parsons of Artistically Speaking Radio as we talk about the importance of perspective in order to maintain focus and creative habits.  Visit Podcast We also discuss Coping Creatively through art journaling  and other creative outlets. Special guest appearance by Quinn MacDonald!! Are YOU ready for inspiration?

Speaking of Inspiration . . . → Read More: Creating Artful Lives and Living in Possibility – Get with it!

Kids Camp 2012- new Stitchers are a GO!

Nothing is cooler than bringing a fresh group of students right into the fun of hand embroidery! We cut out thread tangles… Backed out of wonky stitches… And ended up with 5 perfect pillows! It was a GREAT day for embroidery! For more info, visit the Schoolhouse & join me in . . . → Read More: Kids Camp 2012- new Stitchers are a GO!

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

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!!

Wanna get up close & personal with the artist??

DONE!!!  Tune in to my blogtalk radio interview and learn all about my wacky projects, my upcoming video documentary project… and how texture has a SMELL!!!  …or just tune in & hang out with me ;0)  *LINK*