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Promise Me…

Hello Friends! 'Promise me' is finished! My granddaughter, Jasmine, who just started 6th grade, is the proud recipient of this piece. It's hanging above her bed. Proud grandma moment. I enjoyed finishing this stitching so much. Hobby lobby has canvas for artist. You know, the white inexpensive canvas? Well, they now have burlap canvas. This… Continue reading Promise Me…

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12 Days of Patterns Giveaway

Hello! It's that time of year where I love to spoil my followers. Do you follow me on Facebook? You might want to. Each day, starting tomorrow Monday 12/11 - Friday 12/22, you will receive a coupon code that will give you a FREE pattern. I might even give another FREE pattern if you follow… Continue reading 12 Days of Patterns Giveaway

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What are you passionate about?

I'm sure you've heard the old saying, The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling ~Fabienne Fredrickson Fear and discomfort can paralyze you unless you choose to lean into your passion. When opportunity knocks, you are tempted to answer, right? Opening that door will be scary, will make your palms… Continue reading What are you passionate about?

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Rebellious Introspection

In my journey as an artist and blogger, I have leaned toward the rebellious side, seeking out ways to make my work different, breaking the rules, in my own way. Finding content that inspires, yet challenges. I'm persistent in everything I do, because I keep practicing. That's the key to anything consistent. People love to… Continue reading Rebellious Introspection

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What Makes You Happy

              This is quite the profound statement. Kind of intense, yet insightful. I'd like to think that analyzing quotes can give us a place to start, or something to think on. I often sit with my laptop, feet propped on my cute ottoman, in my office. Sometimes, it brings inspiration as… Continue reading What Makes You Happy

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Inspiring YOUR Creative Side

First off, Happy February. Ok, I'm a day late, but I've been snowed in with nothing but a warm fire, a hot cup of coffee and my knitting/micron pens/colored pencils and a sewing machine. I'm sure you understand. So, here's what I'm thinking. Inspiring A Creative Life is the theme to this blog. Why not, for… Continue reading Inspiring YOUR Creative Side

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Creative Journey

Hello Creative Friends! How do you describe a creative journey, or better yet, YOUR creative journey? Creative journey can have many meanings. One which describes what it does, how it makes one feel, or how it helps one learn their strengths. For me it's inspiring others to create something that brings them joy, maybe relieves a… Continue reading Creative Journey

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Grow Your Art

Hi Creative Friends! As a creative person, I'm always looking for outlets that will put me in a happy place, or happy space. I mean, who doesn't, right? I wanted to show you a creative space I walked into today... Grow Your Art is a phrase I noticed as I walked into this beautiful, creative space. Heartseed Studio.… Continue reading Grow Your Art

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Embracing my LoPsIdEd Thinking

I really thought my blogging days were over. I wanted to title this blog post, Embracing my Crazy, but, well...I didn't want you all thinking I was crazy. *smiling*   This past year, I found myself reflecting on how my journey began... as a knitter, then learning the ins and outs of being a designer, then… Continue reading Embracing my LoPsIdEd Thinking

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Inspiration from a quiet place

Nighttime is quiet, other than the low hum of the diffuser, which large amounts of steam escape through the pin-like hole on the top. Drops of eucalyptus oil swirl around inside. I'm awake, too miserable to sleep. The coughs come quickly, yet profusely. I look across the room, dimly lit by the one lamp on… Continue reading Inspiration from a quiet place