Hope Returns and Sharing Maker Inspiration

I continue to rework some older cloth dolls as the mood strikes me.  I am still incubating ideas for new pieces.  Often, before I fall asleep, I rehearse a technique and assemble all the parts completely in my head.  I might even paint a picture (also in my head).  Too bad all the inspired work going on in my head doesn’t actually come to fruition.  Is this normal behavior? Artists/Makers/Teachers whose work has influenced me lately are: Claudine Hellmuth – collage Claudine Hellmuth Lynne Perrella – collage, mixed media Lynne Perrella Thread and Thrift – textile artist, printmaker Thread and … Continue reading Hope Returns and Sharing Maker Inspiration

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The Boomer Digital Learning Curve + Self-Doubt = Just One More Challenge

Hip hip hurrah!  During Thanksgiving week, a woman in New York purchased one of my paintings from my new Etsy site!  My God, I was so proud and pleased (still am) because this was validation that my art mattered, it … Continue reading The Boomer Digital Learning Curve + Self-Doubt = Just One More Challenge

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Sometimes It Just All Goes Terribly Wrong. Until You Work Through It.

Well, that’s a bit of an overstatement about my irritations today, but I’m still in a twit over it and needing to just get over myself.  Nothing’s so irritating as knowing just enough about computers and blogs and social media … Continue reading Sometimes It Just All Goes Terribly Wrong. Until You Work Through It.

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White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour + Etsy Shop

Since retiring from office work I’ve made it my bizness to jump full into art making.  Who knew it was so much work?  Social media has certainly upped the ante in the game.  Not complaining; just sayin’.  I am grateful … Continue reading White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour + Etsy Shop

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The Big Leap ~ or, How to Change Your Life just short of having a nervous breakdown

Apparently, I like change as evidenced by recent events.  Of course it is hard, but worth the challenges and serendipitous happenings.  Last year I was stuck trying to rearrange my studio; but when my son moved in 6 months ago, … Continue reading The Big Leap ~ or, How to Change Your Life just short of having a nervous breakdown

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Mixing it up with sketch, stitch, and paint

Commissioned work scares the hell out of me.  And not because I am afraid the piece won’t turn out well, but because some of the magic of spontaneity may not find its way in, that even one limitation to the … Continue reading Mixing it up with sketch, stitch, and paint