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Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay

My recent book written with Judith Skinner is finally available through Amazon.com! Its one of the world’s largest book marketplaces, and we are now able to offer it for purchase at the same price we’ve been selling it through our websites and through our POD partner Lulu.comSelf publishing through print on demand [...]

Aesop’s Foibles

I’ve gone back to school full time in order to learn new computer programs and get better acquainted with the publishing possibilities in today’s world of cyber-creativity. One of the first things I learned was that my old computer that has been [...]

I’ll Have A Pink Lady

Here’s a flirty flapper in pink lace and pearls. She started out as a premade-white cotton doll body purchased in a store. I have a pattern that I’ve drafted that gives the same body, but I got very tired of making and turning and stuffing the dolls because the fun part is dressing them [...]

Digital Doll Fun!

It took more than one day, but I got to finish up the project that I started using my Wacom pen mouse and my paper doll Belle along with clip art from Dover Publications. (see the previous post for the start of this project) Drawing is still easier for me with a pencil, but coloring [...]

A Digital Art Day

I’ve drawn with a pencil, pen and paper for many years, and cut out many an interesting piece of clip art with my embroidery scissors. I was learning about “cut and paste” as soon as I was old enough not to eat the paste–though I still had to prove myself worthy of the [...]

Designing Woman

In addition to writing for books and magazines, and creating artwork with polymer clay and textiles, I spend a lot of time working with graphic and web design. I love what can be done with a digital camera and Adobe Photoshop..and several hundred fonts! (I have about 950 installed now, having had to delete about [...]

Hot Daze

I’m going to play with dolls today, and let my project dreams roll around in my head while I do the day’s tasks early so that I can get to the parts that are more fun. There’s something about the heat on long summer days that really encourages day dreaming, memory drift, [...]

Font Fun

I’m a happy font-fiend right now, because I found a wonderful (and FREE!) program called The Font Thing at Downloads.com to manage my fonts for me. This is not an insignifigant task–I recently removed close to 800 fonts because they were making my computer a wee bit slow to load on some programs…and yet, [...]

From Black &White To Color

A lot of my endeavors tend to collect up against each other or tie into each other eventually, and not just in the piles that accumulate all over the studio. I have a love of pattern, a deep and abiding joy in colors, and I just adore a good black outline. And although I am [...]