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OH MY GOODNESS

I promised myself I would get better at my blogging and I got worse. I cannot believe last I was here was December. I have vowed to myself that I will update at least once a week. Not sure why I blog but I have this fantasy that after I'm gone Shannon or someone might be interested in what interested me or made me tick. Show More Summary

Technique of the Week – Week 30 – Freehand Discharge Paste Painting

Here’s this week’s video!!! Skill Level: Beginner Time Commitment: Afternoon Cost: Under $12 for the discharge paste You can get Discharge paste by Jaquard at Dharma Trading Co.  Like I say int he video, you want to make sure you … Continue reading ?

Organizing the Business!

  Here are my adorable cats, in my guest room, on a stack of comic book boxes.  (You know I work full time in the comic book industry, right? I get a lot of free comic books.) Anyway, I was … Continue reading ?...

Needle Chanting in March

Needle chanting. Goes way back. I should make it a category. This time. One inch squares. You probably know what they are to me by now. And if not. Well, just keep visiting. Yesterday. 25 squares. Because there is a...

Snow that sticks

The last snow was lovely really. Sticking to the branches. Staying there. I played with photos, adding enough light to make them like line drawings. Because I have been thinking about lines. Not the stitched kind. Well that too.

Keeping it light

I could keep bitching, but then Not. Instead I am reminded of a story. Way back in high school. In art class. And that teacher Miss ICan'tEvenRememberHerName. Me. Two friends. In trouble for coloring outside of the lines, so to...

The Artist and Nature - Ambassadors of Connection

Alongside the eight regular articles featuring the work of contemporary and inspiring artists, I have decided in issue 3 of the Inspirational magazine, to add an additional feature article concerning the artist and nature. I have been...Show More Summary

White Out almost

Fresh snow. Started right before dawn. A little winter patching. Started right about dawn. With a hint of Spring. Not planned. It will snow till late tonight. They say. And then drop to 8 degrees. I feel like screaming but...

Confinement

8am. Not as cold but awful outside. Rain over ice with more snow expected. Burning almost the last of the wood. Not sure how to get any delivered until a bit of a meltdown occurs. So just one fire in...

How March feels

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It's been busy here, just keeping a path clear. I stitched a bit and jotted down a few thoughts. But honestly I just don't feel like saying a lot about it. Like the sense of spring that fills me today...

The Finishing Plan

Welcome to March Madness, er, I mean…  the month in which we will FINALLY finish up our Random Sampler quilts.  I feel terribly guilty for letting this one slide.  But I’m now ready to get it done.  Maybe I was just missing the mental energy to work on it earlier? Somehow, my quilt is becoming […]

A Stray Weather Pattern

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

This one has come to life quickly. About as fast as the snow is falling. So many thoughts are brewing here. About weather and pattern. I was going to put together a little post over at Small Journeys. To talk...

Hello March

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Yesterday down at the Northport pier. A cold walk. Warmer dreams. We imagined the glacier might be receding. Not. This morning, a weather alert and another winter storm to hit this afternoon and last until tomorrow. The icy kind. Power...

Just another three

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I'm still at it. See you in March. March!

- Spirit Cloth

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Four threes. So far. But then three more. There will be more. You can count on that.

- Spirit Cloth

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It's official. There will be no ironing today. A sketch. And more snow in the forecast. Last year in Diaries I was considering windows. Just a bit. The thoughts are back.

Resurrecting the Random Sampler

This was the last known whereabouts of my Random Sampler quilt.  I know that there are a few others out there in the world that have quilts in a similar state to mine.  So, let’s resurrect this thing and get ‘er done!  No more guilty feelings about letting these blocks languish away, hidden in a […]

Celebrating Multi-Discipline Artists

Illustration: The work of the 24 artists featured in Inspirational issues 1/2/3 Since starting the Inspirational project last year, I have been lucky enough to connect with twenty four artists that have been featured in three issues....Show More Summary

Straying Together #2 in process

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Many more thoughts about connection today. How that might begin. Continue. And I continue with a new series that just warms my heart. In case you missed #1. I get the sense that spending a lot of time together might...

Winter Light

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

An old star. One corner of the wedding quilt. Last night. The cloth folded and placed before the fire. For tending the fire. To kneel on when keeping the flames going. Old knees. The old star holding the reflection of...

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