Ten tips for Textile Artists

Ten tips for Textile Artists Textiles are an essential part of all of our lives. Those who work with textiles enjoy an intimate understanding of the warp and weft, the pattern and design, the drape and weight of cloth and the beautiful metaphors that textiles offer us in our creative life. Whether you stitch, loop, weave, or paint, expressing your individual spirit through cloth can be a joyful and challenging endeavor. Remembering to start from your own heart , and developing tools for managing your time, space and materials will support your passion for the colors, textures and diversity of a life filled with textile art.   1) Start with your Spark Each one of us has a spirit or spark that is uniquely expressed only through us. That spark includes the sum total of our experiences, skills, strengths and challenges. Journal about what makes you unique. Write a statement that clearly defines why you make art and hang it somewhere you will be able to read it often.   2) Feed your Passion. Passion is fuel and we need to keep connected to our source if we are to continue to create. Notice what gives you tingles; what make … Read More

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Creative Vision Boards

How Can we access our Winter energy to guide us toward our spirited goals and authentic actions? Creating a vision board is one way that we can use our intuitive powers as a guide for creating authentic change. There are many different ways to approach this exercise. Here is my favorite way to use the Vision Board: * Gather a variety of old  magazines * Have a large piece of poster board, scissors and glue ready * Take a deep breath to center yourself and invite your intuitive wisdom to come forward. * Enjoy perusing the images in the magazines and notice whenever an image resonates with you. Cut out any and all images that make you smile, that you see and like, or that seem to be calling to you. Notice that you didn’t write out specific goals and then hunt for pictures to illustrate them.  That is perfectly okay- and I do recommend doing that- but for this board we are doing deep listening. * Assemble the images on the board in a way that pleases you You may find that there are images on the board that you aren’t sure why you chose them. These can be … Read More

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