Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Time to Play!

Posted by Carol on December 6, 2017 in Blog, Life of an Artist, Mindset | No Comments

Sometimes artists and art lovers just take art too seriously. Don’t get me wrong. Art can be serious. It can be political. It can sell for mind-blowing dollars. And it can be incredibly moving. Artists say they work in their studio because creating art is work. It is a job. I know it looks like all […]

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Tortoise or the Hare

Posted by Carol on March 12, 2017 in Behind the Scenes, Blog, Studio, Work in Process | No Comments

Tortoise or the Hare. When it comes to large projects, some people are more tortoise and some more hare. Sprint or marathon. It takes perseverance to maintain momentum when working on large, usually long-term, projects. People frequently comment that it must take patience to finish making a quilt because of the time commitment. I would […]

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Benefit Auction continued: Countryside rughooking

Posted by Carol on December 18, 2016 in Art Biz, Behind the Scenes, Blog, Studio | No Comments

Opening bid on Countryside is $50. 26.5 x 36.5. Hand-dyed wool. The auction on this piece will expire at midnight (CST) Saturday December 24, 2016….Christmas Eve! If you aren’t interested in bidding, please forward to as many people as you can. All my life I have been addicted to thread. I have knitted, crocheted, needlepointed, […]

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Benefit Auction for Canine Geriatrics: Improvisations #5

Posted by Carol on December 11, 2016 in Behind the Scenes, Blog, Shows and Exhibits | 3 Comments

In case you are just tuning in, for the month of December 2016, I am auctioning off earlier pieces. Some are very traditional and some are the result of when I just started to dip my big toe into the world of art. The proceeds will be to benefit the dogs that are in the […]

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How Physics Relates to Art…and Other Things

Posted by Carol on September 17, 2016 in Behind the Scenes, Blog, Mindset | 5 Comments

One of the laws of physics is “a body of motion, stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest”.  Without going into too much details on the physics side and bore everyone to tears, if something is moving it will stay in motion (minus the atmospheric drag) and something that is stationary […]

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Get’er Done

Posted by Carol on July 31, 2016 in Blog, Mindset | 9 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I have an issue with getting things done. I have a full time job AND I am trying to get this art biz career off the ground as a second job. Plus, I like to throw in some fun along the way as well. I am sure others have […]

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Sold! New Home for Short Story #3

Posted by Carol on July 24, 2016 in Art Biz, Blog, Good News | 2 Comments

Short Story #3 is on it’s way to a new home! Making art is about sharing your work. Nothing is more gratifying than when one another person enjoys your work enough to want to live with it in their home. The Short Story series are smaller works with a heavily stitched background with thick black […]

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My New “Office”

Posted by Carol on July 16, 2016 in Art Biz, Blog, Mindset | No Comments

Trying something new. I recently learned that heading out to a location outside your home/office is a terrific way to get more accomplished. It  even has a name…“the coffee house effect”.  The theory is that removing yourself from your normal venue helps to remove distractions. Picking a location without WIFI is even better forcing you […]

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The Art of Doing Nothing

Posted by Carol on March 23, 2016 in Blog, Mindset | 4 Comments

For most of 2015 and until the opening reception of my solo show in February 2016, I was pretty much a “doing machine”. A solo show is a lot of work. Not only is there the creation of the art, but a show includes quite a lot of organization and marketing. Basically, 2015 was all about […]

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Why Black and White?

Posted by Carol on March 1, 2016 in Blog, Mindset, Techniques | 4 Comments

During the show, I tried to pay attention to the questions people asked and thought I would address many of them on my blog. One of the young ladies from the Brownie Troupe asked me why all the art was only in black and white? There are several reasons. First, many instructors and mentors I […]

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