Archive for the Artistry Category

Another book

I’m in the midst of actually reading (usually I’m listening to books – it’s faster and easier in my studio), another book – entitled The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.  It’s really wonderful, but haven’t read […]

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Individuality…..where, what, how?

I’m not sure this is the best title for this blog, but it will have to do. I read this fascinating blog post this morning, and the title is not much better than mine, but she makes a very interesting exploration into the way we dress, or […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art a Practice) 4

For the final group of quotes, here are some of her techniques she uses as exercises to get you into the right frame of mind for creating – and the author is clear that creating can be in many forms.  This is probably the reason that this […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Make Art a Practice ) 3

All through the book, Bennett has wonderful quotes beginning each chapter.  For chapter 2 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. The further down: The purpose of  our art practice is to sharpen both our outward vision […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art A Practice ) 2

Here are some more juicy tidbits from Cat Bennett’s Making Art A Practice: How about this….. An art practice is a way to nurture and grow our creative spirits. The she gives five basic aspects: The first is to declare our intentions to make the art we […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art A Practice)

As you all know, I approach sewing from an artistic endeavor rather than a purely functional duty to meet a need and otherwise not be bothered with. Unfortunately, I think sewing got that rap during the Women’s Revolution during the 60’s.  I always thought, that if you […]

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Your Sewing Studio or Space

How does your space or studio room transform you? From Making Art a Practice: 30 Ways to Paint a Pipe (How To Be The Artist You Are): This book speaks to the moment we cross the threshold of our dreams and step into the studio, whether that […]

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Suzy at the Y

It’s no secret I really like Suzy Menkes.   Part of the reason is that she’s so dang grounded about fashion and yet she understands the creative process and knows her stuff.  So when she does an interview or an article or anything I’m usually all over it […]

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One of those spectacular weddings…..

WordPress is playing havoc with me today and will only let me post in very simple html….so I posted on Blogger for this morning. Enjoy http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1414749103947021253#editor/target=post;postID=4812925915761215564 You may have to past that into your browser as I can’t even put a link up on WP right now […]

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Class Creativity

Another one of my students is having a lot of fun re-creating her knits shirts.  She has a lot of cotton knit that has just – well – worn out, but the fabric is still good.  As a matter of fact it’s even better cause it’s been […]

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