Archive for September, 2009

Chicago Antique Market

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Sunday, Nina and I walked down to the Chicago Antique Market, it takes place about 8 blocks from where we live on the last weekend of each month from April through September. This is the first weekend I have either been in town for it or did not forget to go and unfortunately it was […]


St. Louis

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I had such a great time in St. Louis, thanks to my wonderful hosts Judy Cobillas, president of MoFA and Carlene Fullerton, fiber artist and hostess extraordinaire.Thursday evening I gave a lecture at the St. Louis Artist Guild, this was also the site for my workshops on the weekend. The St. Louis Artists Guild is […]


Ooh, I’m so excited, look what came in the mail!

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I placed a pre-order for Creative Time and Space by Ricë Freeman-Zachery from Amazon, and it arrived this afternoon, just in time for me to get in some good airport reading tomorrow. Yay!This book is so cool, please forgive the bad/fuzzy photos, the sun is going down and I am anxious to give you a […]


Off to St. Louis

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Image courtesy of Wikepedia I am packing my bags, let’s hope the kids and dog don’t eat each other while I am gone. I will be giving a lecture Thursday night at 7pm at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and teaching Mixed Media Painted Fabric and Tsukineko Inks on Saturday and Sunday for MoFA, if […]


A Lovely Gift

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I love having talented friends. These earrings are a birthday gift from my friend Vickie Hallmark, aren’t they beautiful? They are made from precious metal clay. When I first met Vickie, 14 years ago, she was an award winning textile artist, now she has added glass and metal to her repertoire, be sure to check […]


Lunch with the CSOF and IL/WI SAQA reps

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Yesterday my friend Trish Williams and I drove out to the burbs to have lunch with Laura Wasilowski, Frieda Anderson, Anne Lullie and Emily Parson. Laura, Frieda and Trish are the new Illinois/Wisconsin SAQA reps., so it was part meeting and part social time. Most of us haven’t seen each other since spring, you would […]


Ink Potion No. 9 with Tsukineko Inks Tutorial

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I just bought a relatively new product from Tsukineko Inks called Ink Potion no. 9 to find out how it works with the All Purpose Inks. One purpose of the solution is to help blend ink colors. From my estimation this could be a good alternative to working with aloe vera gel to lighten and […]