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Creative Burnout Update

In my last newsletter post, I wrote about the need to process the pandemic and for me, to address the impact that it had on my creativity. I was feeling guilty about even considering the impact of the pandemic on my life because I am someone with immense privilege for whom the pandemic was not […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – Processing

Last month, I wrote about the chronic stress that we have all been under because of the pandemic and the creativity killer this has been for so many of us. This month, I have a solution to recommend. I read in the New York Times Sunday Review and editorial entitled “We Need to Process What […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Brain Fog

I had a meeting this week at work of the textile crafting group. (Yes, textile crafting librarians – totally my tribe!) We were talking about our COVID brains and how hard it has been to focus. None of us have been able to tackle anything new or complicated in over a year and it was […]

Blue Jean Ball April 10th

ACA Blue Jean Ball – April 10th

I recently joined the board of the arts organization that has given me the most support and helped me to grow as an artist over the past few years – the Arlington Center for the Arts. And, I am excited to say that our annual gala is coming up soon and will be virtual this […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – Create Dangerously

Happy COVID-iversary. This newsletter should have come out yesterday. In the four and a half years that I have been publishing it, I have always sent it out on the second Thursday of the month. But, I couldn’t do it yesterday. I couldn’t do much yesterday actually. I don’t think that I recognized how much […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Create Light

We have a print hanging in our daughter’s room by illustrator Peter H. Reynolds that says “There is more good than bad in the world, more light than darkness and we can make more light – together.” Our friends live near Reynolds’ bookstore The Blue Bunny and they gave our daughter the print for Christmas […]

RIP RBG

Yesterday, I sat watching the Inauguration while I put the finishing stitches into my memorial to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In fact, I was tying the final knot as President Biden walked away from the podium after his speech. Seems fitting. At 65″ long, this quilt is slightly taller than Justice Ginsburg was herself, but the […]