Book Recommendation: Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away by Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson’s memoir shows the true cost to victims who leave abusers. Hint: it can be worse than staying.

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5 Tips for Indie Arts Resource Development

Shunpike kicked off a great training program last night. They found that the traditional workshop model wasn’t working for their members, so they created a series called Hive Mind. The format is short lectures, panel, and group discussion. Half the program time is dedicated to the discussion, and it’s here where the program shines. The […]

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To Slam, With Love.

Last night I dropped by the Seattle Poetry Slam. It’s been more than ten years since I’ve had any formal affiliation with this show, and I don’t get to it nearly as often as I’d like. But, last night one woman reminded me of the brilliant gift that poetry open mikes offer us.

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Heathcliff

I’ve seen altered books in craft magazines for years. I was inspired to create one for my final project in a bookbinding class. My grandmother was an avid reader, and for many years had a hobby making dollhouses. I wanted my final project to honor her all that she means to me. Using her copy […]

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Surprise! Birthday Memory Book

Another photo project, this one is a scrapbook for a milestone birthday — my brother’s 40th. If you just want to look at the photos, click the picture! For paper craft and scrapbook enthusiasts, though, let’s get to the project details! Getting Started I talked with my sister-in-law about the idea. Even though I planned […]

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Art Card

This was a fun project I undertook for a colleague who was retiring. The flat card features artwork based on my original photograph, and uses photo-transfer, chalks, dried flowers and metal accents. Clicking the image takes to you the full gallery of the project on my smugmug site.

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