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Welcome All in 2012!!!

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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 THREE is LIVE… and the Fearless Studio Sessions are incubating!

Are you ready to get Dimensional?? Visit the Sinister Stitch Chronicles Episode 3: Dimensional Stitch, where I talk about the multiple personalities of the French Knot and discuss working the Monkshood/Wolfsbane piece on opposite sides of the same fabric — Woo Hoo!! Visit Episode 3

Meanwhile… I am sequestered in the sitting room and . . . → Read More: Episode THREE is LIVE… and the Fearless Studio Sessions are incubating!

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

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

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

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…

Video GOODness is afoot!!

Soooo, the video camera is in place:

And I’ve been making yet another use for an embroidery hoop: TRIpod sort of holder!!

We mounted the camera so that we could capture the action around the installation of the frame & fabric for the Womandrake and to get some . . . → Read More: Video GOODness is afoot!!

meow…

I must admit, I didn’t know how a cat would change the dynamic of the household… what with the Akita & kids, but I am so very pleased that within 48 hours of his arrival, little Moshi had completely enchanted us all (full name: Omoshoroi meaning curious or amusing):  His long kitty naps on . . . → Read More: meow…

get inspired, get busy…

Living in the woods offers no end to the parade of things to get inspired by. Just this week, I’ve seen these:

Even in spite of the poison ivy, it’s been a lovely summer of gardens & stitch. And I’ve been working on some new projects for the mixed media stitchbooks I’m teaching:

. . . → Read More: get inspired, get busy…

Fighting poison ivy & working kinks out of tutorials…

Don’t let anyone tell you poison ivy isn’t EVIL!

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THOSE VINES!!  I’ve cut out POUNDS of thick woody poison vines every night this week and the stuff STILL covers the fenceline…

And if you look closely along the left edge of the right photo, BERRIES! — the . . . → Read More: Fighting poison ivy & working kinks out of tutorials…