Author Archives: The Flying Squirrel Studio

My Process . . . This Time.

I recently was developing some work for a new class. As I was reflecting on how I got where I was and where I could go . . . . a light went on. If I could document the steps, … Continue reading

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We All Do It

We see some wonderful handmade item and think ‘I can do that!’  And with the blackhole of inspiration and ideas called “Pinterest’ available, it probably happens more and more. I have to admit, I spend WAY too much time on Pinterest. … Continue reading

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Next Up – Beadfest Phillie!

It’s coming up quick . . . Beadfest Phillie August 14 through 18! It is a new venue for me, but I know they have done shows throughout the country and have quite the following. I will be teaching five classes … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Learning Experience

When you teach classes you need to be prepared,  obviously.  But how prepared is prepared? There are so many situations that I think, ‘what if’! Okay, I do have a tendency to overthink things, hence I received this small bag as a … Continue reading

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Another Year At Bead and Button

Another year at Bead and Button has come and gone . . . .  and whew what an adventure.  This year a couple of things changed and it was wonderful. My classes did really well. One class sold out so I added … Continue reading

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Playing . . . it should be mandatory!

Often when you attend retreats, conferences, etc. there are side events that you can participate in . . . .  if you want to . . . . . its totally optional. But you should definitely consider them an opportunity!   Over … Continue reading

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Setting Intentions

I started a yoga class this year. At the beginning of each class, our teacher always asks us to set an intention. Just silently think about what we want for ourselves during the class. It can be a simple thing, … Continue reading

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