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FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 2: TUDOR QUEEN 1

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 2: TUDOR QUEEN 1

Here’s my second free little cross stitch pattern. I’m having a great time designing and cross stitching, so I think I’ll be continuing for awhile on this little project! Please see my previous post for details on how to get started. Here’s my first little […]

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 1: FLAPPER WITH A MAGIC LITTLE BLACK DRESS

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 1: FLAPPER WITH A MAGIC LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Here’s hopefully the first of many free little figure cross stitch patterns! I had a goal to make many patterns for sale inspired by my artwork, but unfortunately, every time I cross stitch seriously and/or spend too much time on the computer, I get some […]

VLOG 8: GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – A FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN

VLOG 8: GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – A FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN

As I mentioned in my last Vlog before the New Year, I’ve been working on a new offering – patterns of my work in cross stitch. I’ve been teaching myself a new software to do this and thought I would share this very simple, but sweet pattern […]

VLOG 7: MAKE YOUR OWN HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS TREE HANGER USING RECYCLED FABRICS

VLOG 7: MAKE YOUR OWN HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS TREE HANGER USING RECYCLED FABRICS

In this week’s video, we’re getting Christmas-y. I show a time lapse video on how to make a sweet Heirloom Textile Tree that could be passed on for generations using mostly recycled materials. I describe where to source some great fabrics and show a few tips […]

VLOG 6: DIY ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS – MAKING A GNOMEDALA

VLOG 6: DIY ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS – MAKING A GNOMEDALA

GNOMES, NORDIC ART AND FOLKLORE INSPIRED BY MAGICAL CHILDHOOD MEMORIES This week’s Art Vlog has a Wintery Nordic theme based on my love for Gnomes, my first love of magic and myth from my childhood. I talk about my childhood memory of my grandfather’s folklore cure […]

VLOG 5: HOW TO DRAW BEAUTIFUL MANDALAS

VLOG 5: HOW TO DRAW BEAUTIFUL MANDALAS

In this video on YouTube I go through the step-by-step process to draw meditative mandalas I developed for teaching. MEDITATIVE ARTS: MAKING MANDALAS Learn the Art of Making Beautiful Mandalas as a unique form of meditation, to reduce stress and anxiety and build a deeper connection with […]

VLOG 3: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH – THE WITCH WALL AND THE MYSTIC IN THE MAKING

VLOG 3: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH – THE WITCH WALL AND THE MYSTIC IN THE MAKING

Here is the fabric collage I created for Vlog 3 on YouTube on Oct 31st. Happy Hallowe’en and Season of the Witch! Materials Used:Fabric Scraps (you can also use paper scraps as well if you don’t have fabrics!)Scissors (and Exactoknife but it’s not totally necessary)Old Paintbrush for […]

Blog Post: Carrickfergus – The Witch of November and I

Blog Post: Carrickfergus – The Witch of November and I

I thought I needed to write about my inspiration for my November painting that wouldn’t fit in the shop description and because I’ve had the haunting song in my head for days… for the full image, visit my shop. Carrickfergus – The Witch of November […]

Blog Post: Virescit Vulnere Virtus – Descendants

Blog Post: Virescit Vulnere Virtus – Descendants

People have been using Art and Craft over centuries as a career, to protest, comfort, heal, teach, support, clothe, keep records, hide messages, claim their voices and tell their stories. These skills cannot be lost or forgotten, because it is part of our history and is […]

Blog Post: An Artist’s Life – The Mystic Muse

Blog Post: An Artist’s Life – The Mystic Muse

I wanted to write today about having a Mystic Muse. I’ll try to be succinct with my words, but usually, that’s hard for me, not being a trained writer. So, forgive me if I blather on. I’m trying to keep up myself with the messages […]