Category Archives: Art Processes & Techniques

And so it begins . . . again

Creativity has been key to my lifelong modus operandi: conceive it, make it. I obsessively, constantly create. Continue reading

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Watch Deborah Demonstrate Touch Drawing

There is something elemental about shaping images with your hands, and Deborah is a master at this. Deborah Demonstrates Touch Drawing.

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Broken

This is my entry for the 2011 Grand National Quilt Show, that will take place in The Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener, from May 15 to September 11, 2011. My paper quilt is called Broken, and is 34″ wide x … Continue reading

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Balance a sculpture on your head

Jean Hicks fashions some spectacular hats, which are rather like balancing a sculpture on your head. In October 0f 2011, she will be teaching Creative Dimensional Felting at a venue that I certainly hope to check into one day soon, … Continue reading

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Add to Your Own Mix with Wikipedia’s List of Colors

I love looking at color groupings, and can spend inordinate amounts of time fingering the paint samples in a building supplies store, or the rows of embroidery floss at a craft or sewing store. I took a number of classes … Continue reading

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Why I Joined The Sketchbook Challenge

I’m not usually much of a joiner. I always have so many of my own ideas and projects on the go, that it is difficult to plug myself into other’s challenges. However, I decided to join this group because it … Continue reading

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Fabulous Opportunities

I have been afforded some fabulous teaching opportunities, and hope that some of you will join me. I have a great passion for teaching, and have experienced over and over the tremendous expansion in creative energy that takes place when … Continue reading

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Use a Book to Make Purse: Especially If You Don’t Like the Book

My friend Jan recently attended the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, where a mutual friend, Laurie Skantzos, has a booth displaying her paintings (see more on her website). Jan mentioned some purses made from book covers, which really piqued my … Continue reading

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From Literal to Lateral Thinking

I was thinking about what I wrote yesterday concerning my updated art journal pages. Yes, I do “read” paintings like dreams, but did my catalogue of symbols remind you of someone pointing to the clouds and squealing, “There’s a rabbit. Oh, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I Love Ya, Tomorrow!

On my last post, I said I’d show how my journal pages had “progressed.” I specifically mentioned tomorrow, but it came and went. (What does tomorrow mean in blogland, anyway? It all depends when you read it.) Why did I … Continue reading

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