Blog

Thanks for dropping by.  Here I try to open and explore topics most textile and fibre artists would encounter, along with my thoughts and resolutions to problem solving.  It’s an insightful look into my experiences and knowledge.  

About Doubt

About Doubt

Rather than having misgivings about going down a certain path, entertain more paths.  Rather than hesitating about trying new design elements – add more.  Want to mix in more colours – or pare them down?  Do it.  But do it all with confidence – and that ‘what if’ attitude of success.

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The Success Icegerg

The Success Icegerg

Well, my stars must be aligned or in their seventh heaven or whatever the terminology is as I've had an amazing news week. And while it's great to look at this as success, which of course it is, what it really is, is the realisation of a lot of hard work. I've had to...

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Ideas = Exposure + Research

Ideas = Exposure + Research

We all have ideas.  When we're walking, in the shower, cooking dinner - all sorts of odd places, and all sorts of odd times. So, that big question 'where do your ideas come from?' is often at the forefront of any discussion on creativity in the textile and fibre arts...

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Moments That Matter

Moments That Matter

Time can mean a point in time, a moment, a juncture or an hour. And that meaning can change slightly when referencing 'your time'. 'Your Time' is that special point when you've made the opportunity to be present and engaged in the work at hand, the work right in front...

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Amour propre

Amour propre

Self-esteem, self-importance, self-worth or self-respect - call it what you will - it's ego. And believe it or not, we need it. But it's how we use it that's really important - not only to our sense of self as a person and an artist but also how we travel and...

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Is It Working?

Is It Working?

Now that's a very powerful question - with equally powerful ramifications. If I want to move forward in my work, I know there's a point in time when I have to step back and ask the question, 'is this working?' And, I ask that question with each piece of work I create...

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

I’m not perfect, I still encounter difficulties and issues, but it’s up to me to make the changes that will move me forward.  And I want to continue in this format, so I have to do it better – and I will.

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Words As Art

Words As Art

All my design work begins with a line.  It's how I build, construct and create my designs. But there's one area of line I usually ignore - for no good reason. We all know the power and potential in a simple line - expressing emotion and mood, conveying texture, form,...

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The Language of Design

The Language of Design

These are simple tools that have the ability to lift any work from hum-drum to amazing, but only if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, and when you do and you step back and look at your completed work with satisfaction, that’s a pretty amazing feeling – and it’s all your own work.

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