Monthly Archives: August 2016

SHA Studio Tour September 10-11, 2016

SHA Studio Tour Welcomes MaryEllenBeads The 13th annual Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour  (SHA Studio Tour for short) happens September 10-11, 2016. Twenty-four artists from my Sandia Heights neighborhood come together to show and sell art. We invite friends, neighbors and … Continue reading

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Artful Mixed Media Project of the Month

Five makers – the Collaborheartists –outlined creative explorations, a curriculum for experimenting in mixed media creative projects. In a few minutes we listed more than 18 techniques. A project book, nicknamed The Fat Book, would serve as a record of … Continue reading

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Beaded Ornaments and Roadtrip Beading

In my world, road trips equal bead opportunities. In preparation for a seven-hour drive, I gathered my beads and prepared to work on a variety of beaded ornaments for the Bead Society of New Mexico’s Christmas project. The Bead Society is … Continue reading

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Process is What we Need to Feel Alive

Do you hand-stitch? “Smack!” “Because it is so easy to purchase, hire, replace, and stay in place, we have stopped making things, repairing things, and using our hands. We are losing “process,” but process is gratifying. Process, not product, is … Continue reading

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