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Dorita Menconi
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So Much Inspiration!
Another week, another workshop! Last summer I saw this class listed at a local art store and had to have it. But, "Oh no!" I had something on the calendar already. Bummer. But on further inspection I found she was teaching the class again in December so I c...

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Beads 'N' Things
Last week was just way to full of Thanksgiving to manage a post so this one will have to do double duty. Stitching and Things A while ago I mentioned that I was working on a large project. Well, in between all the Thanksgiving preparation I did manage to pu...

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A Prayer for Unity
The past week has been a hard one. My spirits were lifted when I saw a piece on TV about the Positive Post-It Movement and how it is being used by people in NYC subways . Later that same day as we were driving to lunch we noticed that the Unity Sculpture in...

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How to Finish a Tubular Ornament
How to Finish a Tubular Ornament I had several people ask me how I had finished the ornaments I posted about earlier this week . So here is how I did it. Materials Needed: Stitched ornament (Mine was on 18-ct canvas 64 threads wide x 64 threads high) Two 1-...

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Now How Do I Reset My Internal Clock?
I envy those of you who live in places that don't use daylight savings. It isn't that I don't like daylight savings per se, it's the time change that gets me. It's easy enough to run around the house and reset the clocks, but my internal clock will be off f...

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Falling Into Autumn
Our Indian Summer weather seems to be over and we have had several days of rain. Enough so that the new, green grass is beginning to come up through the old, dried grass. And even more important to our water situation, we've had snow in the Sierras. So here...

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I Have a Proposition
I don't know how it works in other states, but here in California we have 17 State Propositions on the ballot this year, plus 2 County and 5 City Propositions. And then there are the offices to vote for. I've been working on my ballot since the end of Augus...

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So Many Tangles, So Little Time
I've been working on a big project but haven't got much to show for it yet but have been trying to tangle everyday. InkTober I've been having fun keeping up with InkTober. Diva Challenge The Diva and her family just celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada so she ...

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How Can It Be October Already?
Is anyone else doing InkTober ? I'm doing a modified form, not using the prompts and just trying to draw every day. Today is only the 3rd but so far, so good! I'm keeping them small so here I've done two on one page. I'm also counting the Diva Challenge pie...

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Just Add a Little Serendipity
I had the opportunity to try Botanical Printing at a friend's this week. We used certain leaves that have a high tannin content and water that had a high iron content to print on silk and wool. Leaves are arranged on the prepared fabrics, tightly rolled, an...
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