Category Archives: learning

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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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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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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Problem Solving in the Design Process

Last fall I took an on-line class called Composition and Construction taught by Christine Dumont and Donna Greenburg at their on-line school Voila. It is the third in a series of Creative Design Courses addressing design elements and how to … Continue reading

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Taking A Side Track

Okay, so I took a little side track recently . . . . and it was a good thing!  One of the artists I stalk on-line, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.   She is a full-time artist, crafter and maker. Every weekday morning … Continue reading

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An Artistic Challenge

I mentioned last October in a post “Putting Yourself Out There” that I was participating in a conference called Synergy 4. The International Polymer Clay Association (theipca.org) holds a conference every few years that is focused on the advancement of … Continue reading

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