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Gorgeous Japanese Textile Projects

Look what was in my mailbox today! (This is why I love http://Paperbackswap.com…little treats mixed in with the bills and the ads.) The book that came today is Kokoro no Te: Handmade Treasures from the Heart. The author, Kumiko Sudo, never disappoints. Unlike her other books about large quilts, this title features smaller projects like bags and pincushions. Even the end papers …

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Books – Fuel for Begrinners

I’ve always loved reading and books. Libraries and big box bookstores like Barnes & Noble excite me…I can spend time there indefinitely. I learn well with written instructions. Arts/Crafts books and magazines have helped me try many new things. Over the years, my bookshelves filled, then overflowed with creative inspiration. Now, one wall of my office is devoted to my …

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The Identity of an Artist

This line of thinking is influenced by a passage in this book, The Identity of an Artist by Daniel Grant (page 138): “Within a self-imposed solitude, most artists claim that the first construction, even before the work itself, is the identity that will create the art. The persona or vision is really what the art is about and, within this identity, the artists …