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Welcome All in 2012!!!

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Another Art Summer wraps… & we blast toward fall!

It was hard to say g’bye to those AMAZING students as I wrapped the final session of Writing Without a Net at the KC Art Institute, but I am SO excited to be sending such a savvy and driven bunch of artists out into the world.  It fills me with hope for the future . . . → Read More: Another Art Summer wraps… & we blast toward fall!

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

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

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!!

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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*