2018 Word of the Year

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2018 Word of the Year

  OK. I finally figured it out after a nice conversation with a fellow creative this morning. We were both checking in and discussing the new year and how to get started. After a year of fun explorations (which I will probably continue to do), now is the year to kick my butt in gear […]

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

Sometimes you just have to take that leap and DO SOMETHING rather than keep talking about it! So, when I saw an invitation on the Dwell On Design Conference for up-and-coming textile designers to submit original designs for the new Cloth & Company furniture line of customizable digitally printed fabrics, I swallowed hard and decided […]

Upcycling with MODbotanicals

Upcycling with MODbotanicals

I have been antiquing for years … now they call it “repurposing” or “upcycling”. Any way you say it, I am happy to join in and feed my creative spirit. Shopping for that great find has taken on a new purpose for me because now I am looking for things to pair with my MODbotanicals […]

In A Creative Rut?

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In A Creative Rut?

Keeping relevant … getting inspired … finding your bliss … How long has it been since you’ve experienced something that really made you smile? It is so easy to get into a routine, which isn’t always so bad, until that routine turns into a comfort zone that squelches all of your ambition and creativity. Sitting at […]

New Pattern Exploration

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New Pattern Exploration

More exploration! I have been working on bits and pieces of this pattern idea that falls into the Eclectic Geometric grouping. I wanted this one to be brighter and a bit more on the floral side. I like the scandinavian feel of the color palette which is very on trend right now, but I want […]

Beach Palette

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Beach Palette

  I seem to be living up to my word for the year…  E X P L O R E  …and this time it was the beaches of Hilton Head. Of course I took the obligatory sunrise photos which I purposefully woke myself up for each morning. When you look at the expanse of any […]

Renewed Spirit

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Renewed Spirit

All I can say is AWE … Sitting in front of a screen scrolling through images from other people’s experiences in no way compares to experiencing life for yourself. None of the images in this montage can possibly live up to the pictures in my own mind when I close my eyes and remember the unbelievable […]

My Year to EXPLORE

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My Year to EXPLORE

Sitting at a computer and doing what you know so well is a comforting thing. I have been doing that for over 25 years! But for the last few years my creative soul has been stepping further away from my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong… the computer still plays an important roll in my […]

GeoTribal Wall Art

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GeoTribal Wall Art

Creative exploration and experimentation is what keeps me happy these days. Being the designer that I am means that I usually need a purpose to my creativity. So, redesigning my office has been the perfect opportunity to try some new ideas that have been rattling around my head lately. I just finished arranging and hanging […]

GeoTribal Textile Pattern

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GeoTribal Textile Pattern

I am still exploring my new GeoTribal style. After burning this pattern style in wood, I realized the strength of just a single color for the pattern. I created this repeat design and I am going to pair the brown with grayed down background colors. The forms and texture become more appreciated this way. Next… ordering some […]

TaDaaaaa…MOD Woodburning Style

TaDaaaaa…MOD Woodburning Style

Finished it! Love it! Plan on doing more of it!