Last year I made crocheted snowflakes ornaments for friends and family. I found many wonderful free patterns online and made quite a variety (no 2 flakes are the same, right?). This year I wanted to make crochet or knit ornaments again. I thought Christmas trees might be nice. I found a very lovely-looking pattern but … More My First Crochet Pattern
What happened to the summer? to the spring, for that matter? Last time I wrote here was in March. Well, I’ve come to realize that one’s health can be one of the biggest distractions to creativity. … More Life’s Distractions
…or when you are in the car and by the time you get back to your studio the inspiration is gone. … More When Inspiration Strikes
Now I know that this series-thingy is working as far as keeping me motivated and creating and just enjoying the process, I am ready for the next challenge. … More Winding Down…Gearing Up!
Over the years some of the many wonderful teachers I’ve encountered have recommended working in a series. I made note of the idea either in an actual notebook, or in my head or in the margins of a hand-out; usually with a little smiley-face next to it or double exclamation points following “great idea”!! I … More Working on a Series
First off, I guess I must confess that I rarely made my bed between sheet changes (sorry, Mom). I spent a week at Cheerio Calligraphy Retreat in North Carolina almost 2 weeks ago. I went there to ‘make marks’ and have fun (which I did) but I came away with insights on so many levels … More How Making The Bed Every Morning Is Changing My Life!
I received a request recently to write on a cut photo mat. I have done quite a few of these over the years and I almost always dreaded it because I never knew how the mat board would react to my writing fluid or my pen of choice. And it was always a “one shot … More Embracing the FUN…through lots of work? YES!
Time flies as they say. Each weekend since my last post I planned on an update here but I got busy or lazy (yes, one extreme or the other) and here we are over a month since my last update!. At any rate, I had three “rush” calligraphy jobs. So rushed that I didn’t even … More Calligraphy Jobs & Calligraphy for Fun