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
…or ‘Every New Idea Has Some Sort of Precedent or Echo From the Past’ … More Nothing New Under The Sun
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!
Doing what I think I should be doing not what I think others think I should be doing. OR “Don’t break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.” — Irish Proverb Over the past several years I’ve set some creative goals for myself as the a new year begins. I am … More Following Through
A reflection on getting ‘back to basics’ with illuminated initials. … More Back to ‘Basics’ – Illuminated Initials
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!
Well, I started this blog in January 2013 as a “resolution” of sorts to keep track of my journey in the studio…for myself more than anything (also a potential chance to share with others in their creative journeys). I think I lasted into March with regular updates. That could mean one of two things: One: … More Another Creative Year
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