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Artfest Adventures Debrief

The 22nd annual Old Church Corrales Artfest May 31 and June 1 was a blast. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. As I reflected on the show, I recognized three factors that made it great: the people, (I enjoyed visiting with … Continue reading

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Choosing Creativity Through Discomfort

“You cannot pursue great work and comfort simultaneously.” – Todd Henry This quote sticks in my brain. In anal moments, I see and can identify the dangerous “comfortable” zone. I know, if I pause to check in, where I’m playing … Continue reading

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Beads are the Vehicle

People! BEADS! Fun! …Tucson 2014. Did you participate? “Amazing!” The phrase may seem trite and overused, but it’s perfect to describe my experience. One of my favorite To Bead True Blue vendors, Moggie Moyer said it well: “Beads are the … Continue reading

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Making Your List and Checking it Twice or Three Times

Holiday ideas grace my studio table…and get stuffed into baskets on the shelves, or wait to be noticed in project boxes alongside the workbench. (In fact, so many of “those ones” exist, I’m not even going to start.) Instead, here … Continue reading

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How to Repurpose Old Jewelry for Heartful Impact

My three sisters and I are scattered across four states. Each month we schedule a conference call to give us a tiny bit of together time. We’ve coordinated four schedules for a couple of years. In 2013 we added a … Continue reading

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How do You Put Energy Behind Your Choice?

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” -Michelangelo Buonarroti What happens with your art? Do you paint, or write, or bead with passion? Our souls long to be inspired, coaxed into enthusiasm. Do … Continue reading

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Bead a Freeform Necklace Theme

A friend challenged me to produce something related to the theme, “Inner Spirit.” I immediately laid out six or seven cabochon ideas. Why not? Freeform beadweaving indulges your inner spirit. I planned to play. Part of my craft involves letting … Continue reading

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The Courage to Move from Behind the Mask

As an intense, career-driven woman, I hid behind a “poised, knowledgeable and confident” persona for years. Even my hobbies were as all-consuming as my job. While we might choose such an “adult persona” from time to time, there’s no substitute … Continue reading

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Heed the African Trade Bead Voice

“This one speaks to me,” Sharon proclaimed. “It’s mine.” African trade beads, like the one forming the center of Sharon’s necklace offer untold memories of tribeswomen bargaining for food, water, and provisions of many kinds. Imagine using beads as currency! … Continue reading

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Imagery for a Creative Journey

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more … Continue reading

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