~Studio Shifts~

Hi Everyone! I have been busy making adjustments, changes, and living daily life in new ways these last few months…as I’m sure most of you have been too!

The Spring of 2020 proved to be like none other for sure…A time in History that is requiring much flexibility, trying out new ideas, and creative problem-solving!

I have been brainstorming new ideas for the Studio, on-line Gallery & Shop….Stay tuned to see what develops! ๐Ÿ™‚

#1. .The Shop has now reopened & Art Card sets have been added, featuring some of the most popular art quilt designs!

Tomorrow Tuesday, (July 21st) is the next “Studio Printing Day“!…

Do you need a special card… To send to a friend or family member?…Or a card that is also an archival quality 5″x 7″ piece of art that can be Framed Or Displayed on an easel?

Check out these & more in the SHOP to pre-order!

5″ x 7″ Art Cards

#2. More exquisite Silks were found in my favorite fine fabric shop this summer! And I can’t wait to work with it in the Studio very soon! Stay Tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a peak and More to Come…

Exquisite!

#3. Summer is always a time of Inspirations & Idea Gathering for me!~~On walks or trips to new places, I take photos of images that catch my attention…a colorful flower…a pattern of light on a sidewalk… or the unique architecture of an old building. Here is a photo from my “Artist Sketchbook“!

1920s Architecture…

May you have a Very Good Week….and find an encouraging Inspiration everyday!

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Nature’s Messages

When I began writing this blog post, the challenges of the coronavirus had not begun here…so now it has even more meaning!

If you’ve followed my blog, you know its focus has been on “Using Creativity in Everyday Life“. At no other time in my life has flexibility, creative solutions, and novel ways of doing things been so quickly necessary for all people, collectively, worldwide.

I hope this post will offer some encouragement to everyone’s day…

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This time of year, when I’m tired of gray winter days (or “stay at home” guidelines!)…during this time of great change…it seems that Nature begins giving hints of brighter days ahead!

The first peek of flowers…

Renewal

A pop of amazing color when I glance out my studio window…

Hope

Reminders of Change and Transition….

Winter? or Spring?

And Signs of Renewal, Hope & Possibilities.

Amazing Color!

May all of you Take Care & Be Well!

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The Wonders of Silk

This past summer, I was able to revisit a shop, Ginny’s Fine Fabrics, which I’d discovered for the first time more than 10 years ago. The shop is filled with an amazing array of beautiful, very fine fabrics and notions from all over the World~~

~brightly colored, soft cotton prints from London…

~~nubby, rich colored,thick wool…

~~~& vividly colored, wonderful 100% silks from places such as Italy.

It reminds me of a fine fabric shop like one might find in New York or Paris!

I remembered and dreamed about the painterly, fantastically-colored printed silks on long tubes, filling large barrels, since that first visit! So finally this year, I purchased a half yard of the most beautifully colored Italian silk, whose print looks like an Impressionistic watercolor painting!

Collected beautiful Italian Silk
Collected beautiful Italian Silk

I’ve enjoyed using 100% silk thread to hand-roll the edges to create a hand-rolled edge silk scarf..The fabric and thread both have a wonderful soft texture, making it great to work with!

This is the type of material that inspires designers to create beautiful garments! And, reminds me of the stories in history when fine fabrics & textiles were considered part of a family’s wealth…

Being a natural fabric made from the spun fibers of silkworms, silk takes on dyes in a manner that creates a unique hand, or texture, to the cloth and vivid, shimmery colors! This piece of fabric is an exquisite 100% Italian silk that is just beautiful…

I look forward to the pleasure of wearing this scarf!

If you love it as much as I do, I hand-rolled the edges of a second scarf made from this wonderful silk~~

 

It is now available in my studio’s on-line Shop!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

(Use Code:SILK at check-out for Free-Shipping through February 29th!)

Hope it finds someone who will love it as much as I do!

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