Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spectrum 2016

I am going to attend Spectrum 2016 and can't wait! Classes start on May 2 and the program runs for 22 weeks with content available for one year. There are 25 new teachers and 20 returning teachers in all. Classes are a mix of art journaling, mixed media, poetry, and writing, full of creativity, and some classes have a healing component. The focus of the workshop is connection, personal growth and development, and holistic creativity.

"Be willing to be guided - just enough - to awaken your own inner compass and vision for a holistic-creative LIFE, rich with joy and meaning that lights you up from the inside out."  

This online workshop is hosted by Hali Karla of Hali Karla Arts

Crazy Quilting Journal Pages

Crazy quilting - it's not what you think, LOL. Crazy quilting means embroidering and embellishing quilt blocks to your heart's content. This art form was popular in the late 1800's through the early 1900's and this type of embroidered quilting was revived and brought to a new level by Judith Montano. I have most of her books and her work is inspirational.

Last weekend after I finished going through boxes in the craft room, I decided to make two journal page quilts (9"x12") with some Japanese fabric I had been saving. Then I got out my basket of embroidery threads and took everything over to my friend's house for a visit. We had tea and spice cake. Yummy! I decided that I needed more colors and types of embroidery thread so after I was finished painting the front porch yesterday and cleaned up, I took a ride over to Thistle Needleworks. I used to do a lot of embroidery, mostly counted thread embroidery and crewel work, and I always loved going to this incredible shop. Judy has everything in there and she is wonderful! Here are my treasures :-)