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
Not sure what I’m exploring in this post – reinvigorating one’s creativity? reinventing oneself? Maybe just simply a way to organize my thoughts as I try to make a new life in a new place. … More New Studio: My Life Redefined
A reflection on getting ‘back to basics’ with illuminated initials. … More Back to ‘Basics’ – Illuminated Initials
I am realizing that I started this blog (and “follow” lots of others in cyberspace and through Facebook, etc.) because I thought I had to. I needed to. And in a way it still do. But I am realizing that when I am creating, I don’t have the time or the need to keep daily … More Keeping Focused
Last year I came across a blog called “A Letter A Week 2012”. For several years people have come together to commit to creating a letter a week for the entire year and then sharing with updates on the blog. Since there are 52 weeks in a year – that turns out to be 2 … More Year-long Alphabet Design
I am often asked whether or not calligraphy is something I can do “in front of the television”. When someone knows I have to spend many hours doing envelopes, for example, I think they wonder how I can spent those hours down in the studio by myself! I wish I could do more of my … More This week’s creating…NOT In My Studio!
I received an interesting job this week. I was asked to create just one word and it was to look “like a signature”. The client asked for something that looked like it was done quickly and “not perfect” but in a script like you might see “at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence”. It … More Quick and Spontaneous is lots of work!