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New Fiber Art in Progress – Scraps to Something More

I’ve been busy in the studio. I started a new fiber art wall hanging. It all starts with this: pile of fabric scraps turns into a quilt. And, after two days of work on these scraps, I create the main elements. In this case it’s an elongated teardrop shape. I make them each as individual

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Something different

Published on September 12, 2009, by in art, collage, fabric, sewing.

I interrupted my painting progress for a bit. I’ve been taking an online class with Susan Sorrell on Personal Symbols. I have always been intrigued by her work and I’ve also always found embroidery a very relaxing and healing thing to do. So, when I saw about her class, I decided to take it. Six

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Lantern completed New Paintings Started

A few weeks ago I completed all the detailing on the lantern Ive been painting on the 24 x 36 canvas. And I made some changes to the background to give it a bit more depth. Im happy with it. I added some of the detailing with watercolor crayons and sealed the details and then

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Art Unraveled and More

The past few weeks have been filled with art and friends. The annual Art Unraveled mixed-media art retreat was here in Phoenix. Linda Young always does a fabulous retreat here in town. She pays so much attention to detail and I know how happy the instructors are, as well as the students. Each year since

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Announcing My New Artfire.com Studio

I’m excited to share that I have opened my own Artfire.com Studio. What is Artfire? Here is how the company describes itself on the site: “The premier online marketplace for handmade products designed by artisans around the globe. Our free community is designed for artisans to buy and sell their works, while celebrating unique handmade

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Art Every Day Month – WIP Day 2

Here is today’s progress on the face I’m painting for Embrace the Face! I reworked the background, added some detail to the face, and I collaged on the lace for the challenge. I think the face is more youthful than it was last time. I’m happier with it today, but it’s time to let it

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How long has it been?

My goodness. I can’t remember the last time I posted. It’s been a while. Sorry for worrying some of you, but I’m doing OK. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and relax it’s time for a catch-up post. Last week I had my treatment. It was a difficult one. I’m just starting to feel

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CreativeTherapy Catalyst 27

This week’s CreativeTherapy Catalyst #27 is up! Head over to CreativeTherapy to see what the rest of the design team created! Here’s mine: I think we all have a catalog of painful memories. They can either define us or we can define them. For me, they helped to create the person I am today, but

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Every Day in May #5

It’s May 5th – Day 5 of the Every Day in May challenge. For the first time in a while, I was feeling up to spending time in the studio today. I walked in and immediately decided I needed to paint. I had an urge to get messy! So, I drew the outline of a

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Art, as promised!

This week, while I was recovering, I regrouped much faster than I anticipated. This was good news, because this weekend Art Unraveled starts. And Tracey and Andrea are all coming into town to play! We are all having dinner tonight and Angie will join us. In other news, I think I mentioned that I’m going

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