Finding Zen

Finding Zen

Routine:  drill, practice, procedure, pattern.  Ritual: ceremony, protocol, order, custom.  Zen: the value of meditation and intuition. Even the most aspirational artist experiences challenges, so what exactly is it that gets you through your day?. That daily grind...
The Benefit of 3

The Benefit of 3

As a designer, I like to use odd numbers, especially three’s.  Five can be too many and one just not enough. You might think this is a strange analogy, but the same can be said for books written on a similar topic, as I’ve just learned.  If it’s...
The Design Equation

The Design Equation

When it comes to creating a design, full to the brim with meaningful content, it really is as simple as an equation. D = I + M (Design = Inspiration + Momentum) We’re all inspired by something – that’s step one, but I think it’s that next...
Dynamism: How To

Dynamism: How To

How about some ideas and inspiration for creating Dynamism and that sense of energy and movement in design work for new textile and fibre art? And as you already know from reading this blog, looking back is the only way I know, to move forward.  So that’s...