Category Archives: Books

Envision and Enact

I once took a class from Sybil Rampen, where she showed us a bag she had purposely put holes into, to symbolize the “hard times” she had gone through in life. Of course, when she showed it to us, the … Continue reading

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When We Just See a Number

Number one. The best. The greatest. One and only. The one who won. First. Number two. Second best. Part of a pair.  Too much. Too little? Put them together and you have 1, 2. Easy counting. Accounting. The best and … Continue reading

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Waking and Seeing

. I challenge you to read David Whyte and avoid being impelled to think deeply about what he has to say. Whether through his prose or poetry, he is a man who insists that if we ignore our spirit, we do so … Continue reading

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The Price of Admission

Gates have great import. A gate signals coming into new territory, opening to another adventure, finding a different way. Often, the unfamiliar terrain is not accessible any other way. One must prove oneself, not only by figuring out how to … Continue reading

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Pelvic Doorway

I have some paper quilts in Katie Pasquini Masopust’s new book, Inspirations in Design for the Creative Quilter. I took a class from Katie PM in 2009, where she challenged me to add 2 more works to a piece I created … Continue reading

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A Smart Dress

I’m still working with the dried weeds photos, and now those weeds have metamorphosed into a glowing dress. Weed dress doesn’t do it justice. When I came across  a quote by  Dianne Benson (She wrote a book called Dirt),  I … Continue reading

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Is My Backside My Best Side?

Don’t answer that question. I just really like the way my stitched papers look on the back. For instance, this one from Seemingly Serene looks like the following pic: The stitched piece from Repeating Myself  is also followed by the back: … Continue reading

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Margi Hennen Arrives!

I was so excited when Margi came through the door — it signaled that her doll making class was finally starting. She arrived in her usual style, with bright scarves blazing, and arm in arm with the equally amazing Janet … Continue reading

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Money Is No Option

At least that’s how I act when at a vendor’s mall, as the one I attended today proved once again. I bought some lovely new books, including Maggie Grey‘s latest, Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques, which is as yet unavailable even … Continue reading

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