Yearly Archives: 2017

Mary Ellen Beads juried into Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017

Mary Ellen Beads shows at Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017 Six of my pieces will be part of Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017 – a Biennial Juried Show which encompasses 19 guilds and most kinds of creative craft. Participation matters to me. I … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Experiment With Creative Activities

As a new artist described experimenting with creative activities – a heat gun, alcohol inks and various other techniques — I felt resonance. Who knew it could be this much fun to play? The kindred spirit thing drew me in … Continue reading

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Shrinkets Showcase Creativity in Multiple Ways

Julie Haymaker Thompson and Shrinkets Showcase Creativity …The joy of playtime synergy with like-minded women …The fun of coloring using pencils and spontaneity …The whimsy of shrink plastic in which items are transformed with heat by placing them in molds. … Continue reading

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Join MaryEllenBeads at Art Unraveled 2017

Join MaryEllenBeads at Art Unraveled July 31 – August 8, 2017 Third quarter brings a list of opportunities, not the least of which is the Art Unraveled 2017 event. I’m doing the happy dance because I’m an accepted presenter at … Continue reading

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What happens when you choose the alternative?

Polymer clay guru Christi Friesen on creative fun Creativity is everything to me! I am fortunate to have been born with the desire and ability to create. I’ve spent my whole life trying to do so to the best of my … Continue reading

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Party Pretty With Unique Jewelry You Need to See for Spring

“Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party.” – Robin Williams “Let’s Party!” …and Party Pretty when you join ME 11am – 6pm Thursday April 27 at Silk Road Connection, 5200 Eubank NE, Ste. E-6, (Spain & Eubank) Albuquerque. “Ooh!” … Continue reading

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Explore Bead Embroidery on SkillShare

Author and bead embroidery expert Nancy Eha reached out to tell me she has two online SkillShare classes. She extends a free month SkillShare subscription AND her two classes to readers of this blog. Read on. I’m a fan. I … Continue reading

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Bust the Comfort Zone

A wire wrapping class from the Bead Society of New Mexico led me to reflect on the comfort zone we can easily adopt. Comfort zone is defined as the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity. Early on, our … Continue reading

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Boost Artistic Creativity with 5 Sincere Tips

Carrie Story Shares About Artistic Creativity As I meet artists and makers, I’m pulsed to talk with them about artistic creativity and how it positively impacts our lives. The creative spirit and the good life co-exist. In our modern world, it’s more … Continue reading

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Beaded Antlers Make Natural Statement

Could beaded antlers be the most unusual beaded object you’ve seen? In New Mexico, mule deer shed their antlers during late winter or in early spring. Antlers, an extension of male skulls, vary in size with age, increasing annually before … Continue reading

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