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Artist Susan Polansky using a laser level in the art studio
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95 – Let Me Get This Straight…

January 12, 2021

This design wall is made of two 4’ x 8’ Styrofoam panels covered with flannel. I won’t be able to work on…

camera set up in art studio
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94 – I Spy a Camera in the Window

January 7, 2021

My studio overhead camera set-up is not set back far enough to capture the width of quilt area that I’ll be working…

animated .gif of art quilt in progress
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93 – Moving Along

January 4, 2021

My thoughtful husband put an overhead camera set-up on my studio ceiling. My work takes a long time to go together, so…

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16 – Other pencil-like marks

April 6, 2020

Another thought on pencils while I’m at it. Woodless graphite sticks can be sharpened like pencils, but all of the graphite is…

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15 – Pencil tribute

April 3, 2020

The Art Supply Providing the Most Bang for the Buck:the lowly pencil.Not the mundane, yellow #2 bubble-fillers (although those will do in…

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6 – A list of ten things

March 11, 2020

The topic I want to explore with my art work is fear. That’s a nebulous concept. Preferring realism in my art, I…

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37 – One more thing – the kite string

August 2, 2018

Sorry to string you along, but I couldn’t resist, especially when I want to show how I sewed the kite strings. I…

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32 – A mess of loose ends

July 22, 2018

What a mess, right? After stitching on a section of my quilt-before quilting-and before washing away the stabilizer (clear, shiny on the…

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26 – WashAway Stabilizer and Stitching

June 20, 2018

My version of life on the wild side: I haven’t used this kind of wash away stabilizer before, so here it goes…and…

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25 – Organizing fabric scraps

June 10, 2018

Small fabric scraps can get out of hand quickly when doing a complicated #fabriccollage like my #indiaquilt. I use a hanging organizer…

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15 – Cutting templates

April 19, 2018

Tools I use for cutting freezer paper templates for #indiaquilt A mini cutting mat is easy to move around, making it quicker…