Yarn Bombing meetings at the ideaXfactory

Yarn Bombing meetings at the ideaXfactory

November 24, 2012Craft, Yarn Bomb 2 Comments

For those who haven’t heard, yarn bombing is about personalizing and colorizing ugly urban public places. It’s non-permanent graffiti knitting and crocheting, and there are active groups in cities around the world, each with their own projects and agendas. My friend Penny first told me about it and suggested we start a group. What a … Read More

The One That Didn’t – Niagra Falls

The One That Didn’t – Niagra Falls

October 12, 2012Quilts 10 Comments

Someone on one of my list-serve emails groups called Quilt National the Holy Grail of the art quilt world. That’s pretty close to true, so it was super exciting to get the news on Monday that one of my quilts was juried into Quilt National 2013.

How to take a Photo of the iPhone5

How to take a Photo of the iPhone5

September 24, 2012Tech 2 Comments

I thought it was silly when I saw this headline on the web, but then I thought  — if you are using it as your camera, how do you take the photo? My solution – my old iPhone. So I did a quick self portrait holding the iPhone5. No Photoshop involved, just took the photo, … Read More

Retro Thread Rewind

Retro Thread Rewind

August 20, 2012Process No Comments

A while back I wrote a post about collecting old wooden spools. Why does any collector collect? I don’t know the answer to that — I just know that because thread is now sold on plastic spools, they aren’t making any more wooden spools. So I save them and sometimes reuse them. Sometimes they inspire … Read More

American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum

June 13, 2012Inspiration, Journeys, Other Artists No Comments

The American Visionary Art Museum is an wonderful place — three buildings of fantastic architecture dedicated to self-taught artists who follow their internal compass. The gift shop filled with art books and vintage toys and gimmicks was alone worth the trip around the Baltimore harbor on a rainy day.