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Sticky Post February 29, 2020

Artwork appears as if by magic to the onlooker, but inside the studio it’s not magic at all. Through this blog, you…

Chaos logo and graffiti design
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141 – Chaos

June 21, 2022

Chaos! Best description for the past several months. More on that later. Chaos is the word I chose as the graffiti that…

choosing fabrics to represent ground
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140 – Laying The Groundwork

March 30, 2022

The sky has been composed above the “Not Yet Dead” attraction. Now to lay the groundwork. Again, I must keep in mind…

photo of fabric selection for quilt
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139 – Good Thing I Like Blue

March 17, 2022

It’s a good thing I like blue and have so many to choose from! Of course, there was that recent trip to…

photo of fabric selvedge edges
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138 – The Missing Selvedge

March 8, 2022

These are selvedges – printed identifying marks found on the edge of fabric. Nifty looking artifacts that might be useful in some…

realistic art quilt showing detail
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137 – Just Cut It Out

February 1, 2022

Precious creations are dangerous. Becoming attached to what you’ve made, either because of the look of it or because of knowing what…

example of tangent problem in art
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136 – Tangent Awareness Day

January 25, 2022

Every budding artist should observe Tangent Awareness Day! The ability to spot this space killing compositional flaw will improve one’s art immensely…

photo shows detail sewing in progress
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135 – Threading The Needle

December 30, 2021

Tweezers are my best friend for threading a needle! I’ve gotten so used to tweezers for holding the thread close to the…

Spool Party by Susan V. Polansky
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134 – Spool Party: stitched fabric collage

December 23, 2021

How about diving into a little bit about thread? Do I have loyalty to any brand of thread? No, but I do…

fabric collage removed from design wall
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133- Sewing Begins!

December 6, 2021

Thanks for your patience in awaiting an update on how the big Fear quilt is going. I switched gears from collaging fabric…

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132 – Fun House Mirrors

October 28, 2021

I posted quite a mess of a picture a few days ago, and I wondered if anyone could guess what it was…