“I tell my customers – I am addicted to playing with colors, thank you for supporting my habit.”
I met fellow color and fiber junkie Inese Liepina through a mutual designer friend in San Francisco, who introduced us via email on my birthday in 2010. Inese, raised in Chicago by parents […]
A family visit…
More from our spring 2013 Turkish Tulip Trip: Viransehir
Probably the most challenging part of our trip this past spring was not climbing the peak of Nemrut Dagi, or walking around Diyarbakir as a group of very obviously foreign women, or negotiating the often horrendous traffic in Istanbul.
That strange pull of what you love…
Autumn has always been my favorite season, for its palette of colors that so match my creative eye. Unlike the renewal of spring, that other season harbinging change, this time of year reminds us to prepare for the future, to harvest what we’ve grown, […]
Bits + Pieces
I frequently refer to myself as a “hybrid”. As an American mashup of multiple European nationalities, my ancestry is commonplace, centuries old and frankly boring compared to the ethnic combinations of others I know.
A vintage embroidered + mirrored Indian bodice
Yet in almost 14 years being an expat/immigrant, hybrid […]
Our workshop project has some good exposure this week in Hand/Eye Magazine, a publication about connecting cultures and inspiring action, goals we can really agree with. Read more here:
We’ve launched a project on Kickstarter, the creative arts crowd-funding site, to help us fund our East meets West fiber arts workshops, in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet, starting March 2011.
Can fiber arts bridge cultures? Will women from multiple countries knit up new versions of traditional skills? Is there a common language of craft?
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The Romans thought of artists as “having a genius”. Unlike the modern humanist idea that artists ARE geniuses, they believed that artists were visited by entities that gave them a spark, an idea that either burst into creative flame or was dumped on the ash […]