Category Archives: Art

Ending Another Year

They just fly by so quickly, don’t they? It’s been 6 months already since my surgery that I talked about in my last post. I have healed well, although I still have pretty gnarly-looking incisions. Apparently it will be another … Continue reading

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The Years of Lightening Up

Some of you will remember that my mother died just over two years ago, and that has prompted a huge evaluation of my life and honoring of my own mortality. If I have (with luck) a third of my life … Continue reading

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Creative Play for the New Year

Color and texture are my primary loves in all my creative endeavors. So I was completely captivated a while back when I ran across a little book called Stitch Alchemy: Combining Fabric + Paper for Mixed Media Arts by Kelli … Continue reading

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Wow. 2020.

It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? I realize that I’m seriously behind here so this will be a catch-up post. And I promise I’ll do better in the future. I already posted about the Quarantine Lace Shawl – I … Continue reading

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The Class Project

I’m a student now at the University of South Carolina, because I’m retired and have time AND, more importantly, people 60+ can take classes for no tuition. Last term I took a 3-D Design class, which was fun because we … Continue reading

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Spinning the First SAFF Batt

It’s always such an adventure to spin a new batt. The very nature of batt creation means each one will be unique. In my last post, I mentioned the batts I got at SAFF this year. The first one I … Continue reading

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This Year’s SAFF Loot – Spinning Fiber

As I’ve mentioned in the past, SAFF (the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair) is hands-down my favorite place to buy fiber for spinning. The choices! The colors! And at that show, my favorite fiber vendor is the Trading Post for Fiber … Continue reading

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Another State Fair Winner

I entered just one skein of handspun yarn in this year’s SC State Fair back in October. Yes, it’s December now, so I’m a little late with this post. It was a fractal spin of 100% bombyx silk, dyed by … Continue reading

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Silk Hankies – Working Smarter, Not Harder

Back in 2015, when I was a new spinner, I tackled some beautiful silk hankies. They are nothing like “regular” fiber. The basic technique is to peel off one (very) thin hanky, poke a hole in the middle, and draft … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Bench Play Time

I love the Internet. When I’m feeling stuck, creatively, I can go on Pinterest and see all kinds of wonderful images that get me freshly inspired. Lately I’ve been seeing a LOT of pictures of work by Mary Hettmansperger. I … Continue reading

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