Tag Archives: creativity

The Summer of Art2Life

I’ve written before about how my life has been shifting since my mother died, four and a half years ago now. I’m happy to tell you that I’ve continued down the path of deep change. I never know how things … Continue reading

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My New Love – Encaustic Painting

I just got back from another wonderful class at John C. Campbell Folk School – this time it was encaustic painting. Now, I am not a painter, per se. My only 2D art endeavors are collage and making my own … 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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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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Where Have I Been???

I just realized it’s been almost two months since my last post. Wow. My excuse is that I’m in the process of moving – we built a new house on the opposite corner of the greater Columbia area from our … Continue reading

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Because I don’t have enough fiber-related projects in my life, clearly, I am now knitting a yarnbomb for a tree! There’s a group here in Columbia, SC who are yarnbombing 2 blocks of Main Street to help celebrate the solar … Continue reading

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The Silk Lap

No, not like a lap formed when you sit. Mulberry Silk Laps are produced while carding silk fibers to produce silk top for spinning into yarn. They have a similar staple length to top but with much more texture. They … Continue reading

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Creative Play 

This week I have started a new daily practice – creative play. It’s meant to knock the mind loose, think differently, push boundaries. Proceed when the results are unknowable. Have fun. To help me with this, I’m using Keri Smith’s … Continue reading

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Coming soon – Color Blend Photo Page

Today’s spinning color experiment was Riptide and Black Cherry. These are both dark colors, and I wasn’t sure how it would come out. The result made me think of a storm cloud. The yarn is soaking now, so I’ll wait … Continue reading

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The Unadorned Truth – Sweet Georgia Yarn Fiber Rocks

The truth is in the swatching. Today I swatched the Black Cherry BFL-silk blend that I spun yesterday. It was just the plain top, no fancy prep of any kind. I wanted to see how much of the cushy, luxurious … Continue reading

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