Category Archives: teaching

Deadlines and Creativity

It feels like Bead and Button just finished and the deadline for submitting classes is next week . . . August 17th!  I do understand their schedule and how tight it is . . .  really I do! So into … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Review

I have returned from teaching three classes at Bead and Button in Milwaukee. It was a whirlwind of work and a rollercoaster of emotions.  Overall it was a positive experience and yes I would do it again! I learned lots … Continue reading

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Channeling Mondrian

I love bold, graphic, high contrast patterns and Mondrian is one of my many favorite artists! Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter, who was a leader in the modern abstract art movement. It amazes me that over 100 years ago … Continue reading

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Gobsmacked

I just received the email from Bead and Button regarding class submittals. Out of nine classes submitted, they choose five!! I am surprised, thrilled, scared, shocked . . . . you get the idea. I can’t lie, I did do … Continue reading

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Teaching and Sharing

After my collaboration efforts last spring with Banyan Bay Studios, I decided that I should take things a little bit further. So I designed a few workshops based upon a variety of the samples I developed with them. Why not, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Teach

I am getting ready for a class I will be teaching at Fandango, a polymer clay retreat in central Florida (www.oapcguild.com). The class will cover the mica shift technique in a 4-hour pre-retreat class. The mica shift technique utilizes the … Continue reading

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Putting Yourself Out There

Why do we create? Is it for yourself . . . . for a living . . . . for recognition? Whatever the motivation, it is nice to get feedback. This can be a passive act. . . . or … Continue reading

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