Category Archives: Inspiration

Color Choices: My Family Room

Color Choices: My Family Room

One of subjects I’m going to try to talk more about here on this blog is color…why I choose the colors I do, how I make them, where I get my inspirations. I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to do this, but color is so important important me, I realize that I should try… Continue Reading

The Inspiration Circle

I got an email the other day from Lidija, of the blog BluDor Magazine. She wrote me to thank me for the videos of free motion machine quilting I’ve got posted on my site. After watching me stitch she used the same technique to write nursery rhymes on the side of the hanging cradle she… Continue Reading

One Moment: My husband’s hands

I’ve posted previously about how I find the evidence of an artists’s hands in their work to be inspirational. I spent the lion’s share of yesterday writing a tutorial on how to make an ultimate storage cart (coming on Friday over at Lillyella). My twitter friends were regaled with quips about how much I loved looking at… Continue Reading

Inspiration: Lisa Wharton

Lisa Wharton, of Urban Bird Online: her art is full of birds, and house images. She loves stacks, multiples of things. She is a printmaker, but doesn’t repeat things, each piece she makes is one of a kind. Sound familiar? Seriously, kind of scary, how much  my process resembles hers. If you don’t see the… Continue Reading

Kicking Down Doors

It’s Monday, and I’ve got a lot to do in the next month. So much so, that it overwhelmed me a bit this weekend, and as a result, I got less done than I thought I would, which is setting me up for a downward spiral. (Please note, some of the stress and lack of… Continue Reading

Inspiration: Skinny LaMinx

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about the inspiration I get from the work of Heather Moore, a.k.a. Skinny LaMinx! She’s an illustrator and designer living in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a very distinctive style to her screenprinted fabric, and she sells yardage, as well as cushion covers, teatowels… Continue Reading