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art :: more from the glass prairie

©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Goat s Rue ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Wild lupine

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.  

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video love :: Tie Dyeing in Mali


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

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Free Pattern :: Spool Knit I Cord Coaster

Coaster 1a

"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.

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Designer Crafts Connection :: Etchall Challenge

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! 

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my backyard studio, spring 2013

©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Spring garden 2013
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?  

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Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art

Gone Viral

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 DumitriuPaddy
Hartley and myself.  

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video love :: seventeen evergreen (yarn zombies!)

Seventeen Evergreen - Polarity Song from Lucky Number Music on Vimeo.

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.

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Free Patterns :: New Projects Using Smoothfoam


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 
and bobs.

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