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Operation, Gratitude, Prayer Flags

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Operation, Gratitude, Prayer Flags

          I have a creative stitching group of talented friends that organized a call for Prayer Flags for me. Since they are up on the wall in my family room making the room cheerful and blessed, I cannot tell you right now the names of all the 40 dear ones who sent me these flags. I think Kathy York stitched them together, but since I was a bit under the weather at the time I do not know for sure. If your flag is here and let me know! I think I might just leave them up forever, they add so much color and lovely wishes. Thank you to my group of friends who organized...

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Map Art Lab, Join the Book Club!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Map Art Lab, Join the Book Club!

online book club featuring Map Art Lab

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Winner of Pigments of Your Imagination!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Winner of Pigments of Your Imagination!

The Random Number Generator picked Lou Haines! Congratulations Lou.  

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Double Heart with ColourArte!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Double Heart with ColourArte!

Today we are making a Valentine’s Day card with products from ColourArte, who makes Twinkling H2Os and Silk Acrylic Glazes. I love both these products as you know if you have been here before. Here is what you need   Download the pdf pattern for this card HERE.   The stencils used in this project are by Lynn Krawczyk and are sold by Artistcellar. You can buy them here. This card pattern was sent to my calligraphy group by Pacific Scribes, whose member Louise Keating wrote it up. You can find a link to them here. Happy Valentines day just a teensy bit early!...

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Reading and My Art

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Reading and My Art

I read, a lot. You and I may be friends on Goodreads, so you may know that. Of all the things that inform my art, reading is at the top of the list. I am very often inspired by words. One of the things I started doing years ago was to choose my favorite sentence in each book I read. I would write it down in my journal in doodles or a whole page. Doing this made me read carefully, and it also helped me remember the book since I am not organized enough to keep a log of my reading like some people I know. Next life, perhaps. Here is a page from one of my journals where I inscribed a quote from...

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Mini Book Ornament and Haiku

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Mini Book Ornament and Haiku

I have been making book ornaments for about 15 years. I love books, love the holidays and what is not to love about combining the two? This year was special because I got to decorated them with papers I made with my new stencils. I started with a saturated piece of paste paper. Added a layer of Silks (acrylic glazes) using my stencils. I kept adding layers until I was satisfied. Love that.  Did a few more papers. And a few more. For this project you need: 2 pieces decorative paper 3″ x 3″ 2 pieces mat board 2.5″ x 2.5″ 1 piece colored paper for text block 2.25 x...

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