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Mentoring 2020

Mentoring 2020

A mentor wants to see you grow – each petal at a time, like an unfolding flower ready to show its true inner beauty and purpose. Mentoring really is about unlocking potential – your potential.

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Finding that Pearl

Finding that Pearl

The pearl is, after all, formed because of irritation.  Well, I have a form of irritation too – an itch that needs scratching.  To produce a pearl, I have to cultivate layers of research and learning before being able to produce something miraculous and one-of-a-kind – just like the oyster.

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The Pearl Gatherer

The Pearl Gatherer

This is my year to become a pearl-gatherer and explorer of thoughts and imagination. 

It’s time to deep-dive into whatever touches my soul and stirs my curiosity.  Figuratively speaking of course – I don’t think my swimmers would even fit anymore!

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Begin Where?…

Begin Where?…

Setting goals, knowing what I’m aiming for, being professional, prioritizing, following a brief, designing a cohesive body of work, hanging work, researching and writing, confidence to go my own way – these are the sort of things I’ve learned.

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So, What’s Your Plan?

So, What’s Your Plan?

A plan I hear you ask?  Yes, a plan!  A way of moving forward so I know exactly where I'm going. I always have a plan.  I'm always heading somewhere.  I couldn't imagine working any other way. Right here, right now, what's my plan to continue moving in a forward...

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Look Back to Move Forward!

Look Back to Move Forward!

All too often it's very easy to become entranced with the new.  But for me, looking back through old ideas and design work is just as mesmerizing and often uncovers forgotten gems. Looking through old or discarded design work with fresh eyes can be a revelation.  But...

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Textile Artist Series: Ailish Henderson

Textile Artist Series: Ailish Henderson

This Textile Art Series focusses on Textile and Fibre Artists from around the world, who use stitch in their artistic practice.  I’ll delve into their processes, inspiration, and materials to understand what makes each of us unique in our endeavor to create. 

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