Getting stuck with pink and brown inspired me to make an abstract interpretation of an Entwife.
Back in 1999, I took a quilting class with Ruth B. McDowell to learn how to design pictorial pieced quilts. At the time, I was struggling to find a way to make representational quilts without using applique. While I learned what I hoped to in her class, making the quilt I designed taught me some... Continue Reading →
We want our creative work to be fast and easy. Inspiration is the word we use for the magical shortcut. But is it worth the wait?
I finished NaNoWriMo in record time this year. I had written 50,000 words by November 23rd and finished my story on November 24th. I had five days to do other things at the end of the month, and one of the things I did was look back over November to figure out why my novel... Continue Reading →
Many people take on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month in the hopes of building a habit of writing daily. The event seems perfect for this since success requires writing at least 1667 words a day for 30 days. Years of participating in NaNoWriMo has taught me my first reaction to having written 50,000 words... Continue Reading →
I love starting a new project. It's one of the reasons I'm such a NaNoWriMo fan. I get to write a whole new book in November, meet new characters, discover new worlds. Starting a new quilt is always a buzz, and I sew like crazy, inspired by the unfamiliar colors and fabrics. New projects are... Continue Reading →
Not long ago, I asked a friend if she was interested in writing a book. I was gearing up for NaNoWriMo and hoping she might join in the fun. She loves to read, she's articulate and smart, and I was pretty sure she would be interested in writing. I asked her if she had ever done... Continue Reading →