Crafting an Artful Life: Imaginative Musings on Creativity

The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)
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The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)

I recently asked a long-time student, how she felt about learning so many things when sometimes she didn’t finish the projects. This is a bone of contention for a lot of people. I hear it all the time. “Oh, I can’t possibly sign up for this or learn how to do that until I’ve finished…

Creative Problem Solving and Creative Self-Care
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Creative Problem Solving and Creative Self-Care

– Does this look weird? View it in your browser (where it will look awesome).- I’M SUPER EXCITED TO APPEAR ON THE AUTONOMOUS CREATIVE PODCAST with Jessica Abel “During our conversation, Victoria shares how being adaptable has been the backbone of her career and creative practice— Whether she’s developing new ways to teach during a…

Chromophilia
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Chromophilia

– Does this look weird? View it in your browser (where it will look awesome).- Chromophilia I’ve been running into conflicts about color most of my life. When I was eight I begged my mother to paint my pale yellow bedroom blue instead. She insisted that our tiny ranch house couldn’t have both bedrooms be…

The Love of the Craft
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The Love of the Craft

Looking for some spring inspiration and new ideas? On March 21–25, Metalwerx is hosting its 2022 Virtual Spring Symposium! There are educator and student discounts as well as full scholarships available.  The Love of the Craft At the final session of an online course I took on Turkish illumination techniques, one of the students asked the instructor…

The Chaos and Opportunity of Granulation’s Tiny Spheres
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The Chaos and Opportunity of Granulation’s Tiny Spheres

Granulation Rings Online Workshop Show Your Torch Who’s Boss The Chaos and Opportunity of Granulation’s Tiny Spheres With my live online Granulation Ring class coming up soon, I’ve been reminiscing about why I first got excited about the technique. From the moment I learned of it, I could see wild possibilities within those infinite spheres….