I originally saw this idea for a bowl made with shredded paper in a book at the library. I think it was by Patricia Zapata but now I am not sure and I forgot to take notes. I thought it was pretty cute and stored it in my idea bank to make it one day.… Read More How to make a bowl with shredded paper – tutorial
Doesn’t matter if you celebrate or not, Happy Valentine’s Day! We all could use a little more love. Open your heart to receive it, and reach in to give it. I’ve been drawing a lot of hearts lately in the Paper53 app. It’s my art on the go. There is a back button, my favorite… Read More Happy Valentine!
I am so excited! The current issue of Chandler Lifestyle Magazine has a featured article about my work and me. I feel quite special! And honored since it was a bit of a surprise. Last December I received an email from one of their writers. I was hesitant at first but I gave them a… Read More Chandler Lifestyle Magazine
The kids are on break for two and a half weeks!! As a working parent fall/spring/summer breaks from school are a bit of a challenge. But so far we’ve managed. Currently looking forward for $2 Tuesday at the cheap movies, for us that is Pollack Tempe Cinemas. We actually went there a few weeks ago… Read More $2 Tuesday’s at Pollack Tempe Cinemas
It rained all day today and I am looking forward to cooler temperatures in the desert. Other signs of fall arriving are gorgeous pumpkins greeting you in front of almost every store you go. These were at Sprouts. I tried to take advantage of the rainy weather today and be creative. It worked for a… Read More Fall is almost here
I recently discovered an app on my phone called Paper by 53. And I completely got addicted to making digital collages. The best part is that you can go back if you ‘make a mistake’. A total freedom and no pressure at all to experiment with colors, shapes, tools. I’ve been making a lot of… Read More Paper53
What can you do in 100 days? I wrote a letter/card/note a day as part of The 100 Day project. Here is what I learned: 1. It was challenging to keep up for different reasons (who to write, what to write) 2. Once you build a habit, it feels good as it helps carve… Read More Lessons learned from 100 Day project
Simple stitching with little scraps can be very therapeutic. It’s a good way to use some scraps of fabric and lace. I stamped images of birds on small pieces of muslin too and added it to my embroidered fabric collage.
Wow! I am very honored to have my work on the cover of SEW Somerset. It feels good and overswhelming at the same time. I have been submitting to Stampington for a few years now. And not every one of my submissions gets accepted. That’s OK and to be expected. Here are some tips for… Read More Being published in SEW Somerset
Have you heard of The 100 day project? It’s currently half way through. It’s an event that takes place over 100 days (you probably can start at any time, unless you want to keep on track with thousands of people), where you choose an activity that you will commit to do every day for 100 days. This… Read More 100 Days Project