textile printing + hand stitching + collage

52 collages – #2 to #6

At the start of the year I enthusiastically joined a facebook group about making a piece of art every week so that at the end of 2018 you'd have a body of artwork - 52 pieces. Well, life took a different turn for me with the cancer diagnosis and I abandoned the idea...

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52 collages – #1

I asked the Facebook Hive a couple weeks ago if anyone is doing a daily or a weekly or a monthly art project for 2018. I find I always have the ambition to take on the world in January and it's easy for me to over commit but I still can't help myself. I'm always...

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BuJo to the rescue?

It’s a new year and you know what that means, right? It’s time to face the eternal struggle of finding just the right planner/journal/schedule keeper. I feel as if I’ve tried them all. Expensive ones, compact purse ones, electronic ones. All of them drove me crazy...

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a boatload of randomness

There's a severe thunderstorm warning beeping from my phone as I type this, Carter is snoring as he naps with one leg up in the air and I'm wondering how I can go about winning the lottery because I'm on my third day of a four day weekend and I have to say - I'm...

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Hand Stitched Diary

One of the books that I made during the class I took with Dorothy Caldwell is for a new personal project. A point that really drove home for me during that week with her is that my love of hand stitching has been taking a back seat to my paint flinging. I love them...

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going raw

I’m just going to say it – I’m not a fan of silk. It’s too swishy for me and drives me nuts the way it slinks around when I try to stitch on it. I’ve avoided it for years until I was at a textile show and became completely enamored with a piece there – the fabric had...

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