Category Archives: Inspiration

A Riot of Roses

We’ve been having amazingly cool weather here in Redlands this month, and our flowers have really reaped the benefits!

These gardenias smell amazing:

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And look at all my lovely roses!!!

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Give the Gift of Color

If you’re like me, you are now scurrying around making and buying holiday gifts. (If you’d like to read about the makers I buy from, I wrote about them here.) I’ve started decking the halls by hanging my stockings underneath and placing my row houses on top of my fireplace mantle and making some fun retro… Continue Reading

Using my Autumn Splendor Pallette

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, or entered my booth at an art show, you know that I put together a palette of colors, and work with the pallette a lot. Well, lately I’ve been working with my Autumn Splendor Pallette: I love this palette because not only is it fun to play… Continue Reading

Craft Tree Booklets

I had a couple of fun mail days this week! The folks at Interweave/F & W Media have been creating a series of quilting and sewing project compilation booklets by combining 13 – 20 projects on a particular subject area from different magazines into one “booklet”. They’re printed on nice thick glossy paper, more like a book,… Continue Reading

Creative Courage | An E-course by Stephanie Levy

On my list of things to do this month I’ve added writing an interview for the very talented Stephanie Levy! She is running another session of her e-course called “Creative Courage“, which is (in her words): An international e-course about finding, following, and realizing your creative dreams. I’ve designed Creative Courage as a practical guide… Continue Reading