Archive for the Artistry Category

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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Something off subject but so important!

This video is entitled: “This video will CHANGE  your life,” which sounds a little ominous or maybe far-fetched, or in this very jaded world, a waste of time.  But it is a worth thought, and sometimes lost in all the hubbub of day-to-day life. But the fact […]

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TED Videos

I like these TED videos, but I want to make something perfectly clear here:  I’m not a punker! However that doesn’t mean that a punk rocker doesn’t have something to say to the rest of us, particularly if we’re artist! But she does make an interesting proposition:  […]

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Two awards red carpets & major fall shows

All in one night!!! Whew!!!! So I guess lace on nude was the look of the evening….. Amy Adams Thandie Newton looking very excellent Lily James And finally on the arm of Daniel Day Lewis I swear this was like the memo from CBS to the Grammy […]

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Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

OK – he didn’t call, but that’s my fantasy. I REALLY admire this guy.  Yes, he’s sorta nutty looking and he looks like he wouldn’t invent, discover and paraticularly create anything classic. And let me tell you.  Prima Donna was invented for this guy.  He’s announced when […]

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