Stenciled Boho Clutch

Stenciling on fabric!  If you have been following my Instagram feed you will know about the piece of fabric that my sister and I have been passing back and forth between us for decades. This fabric was bought at a dollar a yard shop when I was in college. Back then, if it was cotton …

Longing – An Art Journal Page

This journal spread was an expression of longing. “What are you longing for?” you might ask. What do we all long for? Longing for things that are past or improbable or somehow out of reach. The feeling is far from unique. The illustration I chose does not have to be interpreted as longing, but it …

Bohemian Paper Vase

I’ve been taken with the beautiful paper vases that grace the origami scene for quite some time. While I admire that stark esthetic of rice paper and black or indigo ink, anyone who has been visiting this blog won’t be surprised to know that I just couldn’t follow the trend. Mine vase was going to …

Kuchi Koo Take Two – Stenciled Bracelet – for the Artist Tribe

Kuchi Koo Take Two – Stenciled Bracelet – for the Artist Tribe

  Kuchi Koo Take Two!   The Artist Tribe is featuring Kuchi Patches from Gwen Lafleur’s shop. I’ve already featured one, a small round one, in a fiber art brooch. (Interested? Click here.) Look at this beauty! The color. The design. The geometry. I was smitten, but couldn’t decide what to do with it.  That …

Kuchi Koo – Artist Tribe Challenge October 2017

Kuchi Koo – Artist Tribe Challenge October 2017

One of the many fun things about being part of Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe is the monthly challenges. Gwen’s shop is so jam-packed full of great stuff it’s hard to choose what to work on. These challenges help me to focus. I’m liable to stop and chase shiny objects midway through a project, so this structure …

Background Knowledge

Background Knowledge

I recently came to the conclusion that I need to add more layers to my work…that I just don’t push forward as far as I really want to go. I wrote a blog post about it. Well, this week I started trying Morning Pages again. It is an exercise that comes from The Artist’s Way by …

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

It’s getting to be a tradition for me – a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint. This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan …

Handmade Journals and Books

Handmade Journals and Books

For a significant piece of time the desire to make my own books has been poking at me, worrying at me, and wearing me down. One would think that by now, with all the things that tug at me in one direction or another, I would be smooth as glass like a river rock polished …