Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Good Morning,
I've had a few days to reconnoiter since returning from our yearly retreat in Taos.  This was definately the best session ever!  Each of the three instructors for the retreat, myself included, made a little something for each of the students.  These elegant little pincushions were my contribution.  I.V. found the glass bases at a surplus store.  We think they were probably for using under the feet of furniture.  Anyway, we have about 100 of them and will be making many more of these little lovelies.
Each one is made of hand dyed velvet stuffed with wool, inset into the heavy glass base and topped with Lucite flowers and leaves.  I'll be making lots more this week to take with us to Quilt Colorado later this month.
Till next time,