Monthly Archives: January 2010

Construction on the Botanical Quilt Continues

After all the rigmarole I went through to figure out how I was going to attach the smaller botanical quilts to the larger background – the actual art was a breeze 😉 The difference between making several single botanical sketches: and one group that are meant to be displayed together, is that I wanted to have no repeats, of either sketches or color combinations.… Continue Reading

___ is 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

The actual quote, attributed to Edison is: Genius is 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration This weekend I was working on a commission art quilt with a firm deadline (it’s an anniversary gift, and the anniversary is tomorrow). I had a very firm idea in my mind of what the piece would look like. The commissioner (Steve) and I… Continue Reading

Haiti: How can we help?

Just like you, my heart cries out for the Haitian people. A lot of folks have put together some great online ways to help: Indie Fixx is auctioning off donated items, a few each day, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross International Fund. Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio is auctioning of 3 of her awesome neighborhood… Continue Reading

Bloggers to Watch in 2010, My list

Have you seen this ProBlogger’s post? In it, he calls for bloggers to create a list of blogs they’re going to be watching/reading closely this year, in the hopes of generating lists of blogs in all kinds of niches/industries. That got me to thinking about what list I would put together. I quickly realized that I read… Continue Reading

Mid January Goals Meetup

How on earth did those 2 weeks go so fast? Oh – I started teaching again! I also had a real let down in my energy last weekend, probably due to the fact that I didn’t take any time to relax over the break! Anyway, if I get some problem solving done tomorrow, I should… Continue Reading

Searching for Balance

Today I started back teaching for the Spring Semester. I really spent a lot of my vacation really pushing through lots of stuff, art wise and business. What I didn’t do is take any down time. Although I do love to make, and view it as relaxing, I think I overdid it a bit. I… Continue Reading

Still Life of the Party Installed

Here’s the art quilt I made last week in it’s rightful place: Isn’t this the coolest drinks cabinet? Kay really likes this cabinet and loves the differently shaped bottles on top, so that was the inspiration for this piece. It was fun to drop by and see the quilt in it’s new home. They were… Continue Reading

Crafting a Mission Statement

WooHoo! Although I’m a big fan of getting stuff done and off your plate – I also realize that sometimes things need to be left alone! Case in point – my mission statement! I’ve been working on Blogging my Passion, which involves covering a specific topic each week in your blog, and the very 1st… Continue Reading