We all have our own life to pursue,
Our own kind of dream to be weaving...
And we all have the power
To make wishing come true,
As long as we keep believing.
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. -- John Ruskin
Slowly the Glass Prairie grows. Here are two more flowers - Goat's Rue and Wild Lupine.
Each flower is made from hundreds of seed beads and wire using the French beaded flower technique.
I made each flower and leaf part separately before assembling them.
But I was thinking of a plan to dye one's whisker's green. -- Lewis Carroll
This video is a great introduction to the craft of tie dye in Mali. The tradition
dates back centuries. I love the colorful results from just a few basic
It's difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it's mostly holes. -- Mary Little Wilson
"Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven." -- Jessi Lane Adams
Every mug needs a coaster. I love how this i-cord works up when stitched in a spiral. It adds just the right amount
of cushion to protect your table's surface.
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. -- Maya Angelou
I haven't experimented with etching in years and even then I only used a dremel. When the
opportunity came about to participate in the etchall® Design Challenge, I jumped at it. The product
has been a crafting mainstay for 80 years. I want try it out in my art, but rather than experiment first
on glass sheets, I gave myself the challenge of trying it on the curved surface of my favorite pitcher.
It's so easy to use!
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban
Is a garden ever completed?
Each living creature must be looked at as a microcosm--a little universe, formed of a host of self-propagating organisms,
inconceivably minute and as numerous as the stars in heaven. -- Charles Darwin
This spring my art was exhibited in Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art at the Casie and Jesse
Marion Gallery at SUNY's Rockefeller Art Center in Fredonia, NY. Curated by Dr. Leese Rittlemann, the exhibition explored
the intersections of art with medical inquiry. Participating artists included Sonya Clark, Laura Splan, Anna Dumitriu. Paddy
Hartley and myself.
I like the music, but I LOVE the video. Watch for the "yarn zombies." I wonder
if the costumes were were designed or influenced by Olek. Her yarn bombing of
Wall Street's Bull is iconic in the yarn world.
Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is. -- Mason Cooley
Have you been over to the Smoothfoam blog lately? My two projects were recently posted! I prefer to make practical
items. The trivet is great in the kitchen. My counters are made of Formica and can melt if the pot is too hot. The beans
act as one buffer while the insulation properties of Smoothfoam act as another. The desk caddy is now stuffed with
bills to be paid and letters to answer. One 12" x 12" sheet was used and makes it just the right size to collect all those bits