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Joe Madl
mixed media artist, musician, buddhist, explorer, vintage car enthusiast
mixed media artist, musician, buddhist, explorer, vintage car enthusiast
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hexies on my mind
sometimes you just want your hexie papers to be as pretty as the fabrics you are stitching with them... namasté
hexies on my mind
hexies on my mind
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darkness intruded
"light thinks it travels faster than anything  but it is wrong.  no matter how fast light travels,  it finds the darkness has always  got there first, and is  waiting for it." -terry pratchett no matter how hard i try to hide from the morning sun, it always...
darkness intruded
darkness intruded
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"writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. it offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversion with yourself." -robin s. sharma sometimes time slips. unexpectedly. swiftly. disappears from before your ...
manhandled threads
manhandled threads
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hexies on my mind
i've gone hexie mad! i've got over 200 winter holiday hexies, 200 dotted hexies, 60 animal initial hexies, 100 reclaimed cloth hexies, and 400 (and counting) halloween hexies on my basting table. that's not counting the over 200 coffin hexies that i just fi...
hexies on my mind
hexies on my mind
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considering edges
"i want to stand as close to the edge as i can without going over. out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." -kurt vonnegut the skies this morning are sitting on the edge between endless sunshine and thunderous storms. the ...
considering edges
considering edges
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glowing against the grey
"only connect! that was the whole of her sermon. only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted... live in fragments no longer." -e.m. forster, howard's end it is strange, how ideas fold in on themselves and re-present themselves. a stray ...
glowing against the grey
glowing against the grey
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creating rust
"i'm not the black sheep, i'm the rust-dyed one!" a lot of rust-dyeing and rust-printing has been going on around the studio these days.  i've been creating new techniques and exploring old ones further.  you'd think it would be a simple task, and perhaps i...
creating rust
creating rust
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a sense of home
"there is nothing half so pleasant as coming home again." -margaret elizabeth sangster in the midst of a flurry of rust dyeing for new projects and my new etsy store , i find myself drawn to my collection of wip's and ufo's. not in melancholic yearning, but...
a sense of home
a sense of home
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twang gently
"where hast thou wondered, gentle gale,  to find the perfumes thou dost bring?" -william c. bryant it is much to easy to get lost in the convenience of social media. the lack of a need for any real thought.  the simplicity of posting images and short bursts...
twang gently
twang gently
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shoes full of slush
"spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." -doug larson the winter blahs have been hanging heavily in the winter mist here in montana, or so it seems to be the case in the manhandled threads studio. the creative juices have bee...
shoes full of slush
shoes full of slush
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