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Fiber artist/owner for Life's an Expedition online.
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Fiber art, textile design, knitting, sewing, weaving, writing.
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  • Life's an Expedition
    owner, 2003 - present
    I design and create unique scarves for men and women, handbags, hats, headbands. I procure ethnic/cultural vintage merchandise, especially rare books. But we are best known for our very unusual yet affordable yarns.
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Owns Life's an Expedition. Fiber artist, yarn maker. Loves cycling, cultures, Game of Thrones.
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 When I'm not tearing up a silk sari to weave, knit or crochet something for my online shops, I'm pedaling along the banks of a river near my home. Trees, nature, leaves, primitive artifacts, old books, exotic textiles ...all weave together to form my life.

I'm a Bohemian fiber artist, formerly a copywriter / creative director at 5 ad agencies. The creative director years led me to take a more active interest in art than writing, so I set up a fiber arts business, did the art show circuit, then set up shop online. I became a powerseller on eBay, then branched off into Etsy and other sites.  (See links on this page.)

Although I'm best known as the creator of Life's an Expedition yarns, I am also the author of six unpublished novels, some short stories and even some children's books.  Knopf offered me a publishing contract, but that was 12 years ago and I haven't heard back, so I'm guessing they kissed it off by now.  But, hey, I'm resilient.

I eat, think, sleep, paint, write and ruminate all things creative.  If you're on Google+, I would love to share creative thoughts and photos with you.  If I follow you and you wonder why, it's probably because you love knitting, do fiber art, ride bikes, dig up old dead relics, work in a museum, give advice about Google+ or you're indescribably witty and/or artistic and I feel inspired by you.  So please add me to circles about fiber art, design, archaeology or ancient history, cycling or health.  But not rap music.  I am not a DJ. It's just my nickname.

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Attacked by fire ants at age 3 and lived. Met one of The Doors after they disbanded. 24 advertising awards.

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I'm going to post from +Life's an Expedition from now on.
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Um, thank you to the new people who keep adding me to their circles.  You are all very sweet.  But I'm posting from a different account now:  +Life's an Expedition 
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We keep clearing this table, but it just snows again.  60 inches of snow so far this winter.  This is God's way of telling us to move to the Cayman Islands.
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For the love of God, STOP SNOWING!!!
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What?! Downtown Abbey and the Super Bowl are on at the same time? Tell Lord Runnels I'll be in the library pondering this conundrum.  And we need a fire lit at once.
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LOL, that's funny. 
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OMG! Sharing this with +Dave Bennett and the knitters and crocheters.
 
The Textile Blog has added new illustrations to its Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dis-order-ed/sets/72157638059030035/)
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I know, right? Just when I thought they couldn't get any more amazing, I kept scrolling and my jaw kept dropping.
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Nativity scene in my Chicago suburb.  I haven't seen the manger in months,  but you just know the baby Jesus is getting cranky in there by now.  #snow #TooMuchSnow #OneHellOfALotOfSnow  
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Infinity scarf made from about 40 strands of fine-gauge yarn, knit simultaneously.  Kept me on my toes.
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Wow!
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ROFL and tears are streaming down my face. 
 
This gallery on +Imgur made me unreasonably happy. You should go look at it: http://imgur.com/a/H6vfA
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Sharing this with +Doug Voegtle in case he ever surfaces here.
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Mixed the new Cinnabar yarn with some merino wool and made a cowl. Yay!
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