Author Archives: Lynda

How To: Toilet paper tube bird feeder

I was meeting with my friend Martha and her daughter Jillian this week and I wanted a fun easy activity we could do together. I thought a toilet paper tube bird feeder would be perfect and would feed our birds. … Continue reading

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Drawing on Rocks

My word for this year is expand – expand as in being open to other art and other substrates besides fabric. You know how I love to draw mandalas. I also love rocks and petroglyphs. I’ve been wanting to put … Continue reading

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Positive Prayer Flag Swap

Last month Lynn Krawczyk¬† proposed a positive prayer flag swap on Facebook. With all of the negativity in the news, it was a great idea to spread some positive thoughts. It’s been awhile since I made prayer flags, so I … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light

Before I get started on this post, I want to thank all of you who have commented or emailed me privately sending your prayers and healing thoughts for my back injury. I really appreciate each and every one. I am … Continue reading

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A lesson on just “being”

This year’s vacation was a lesson on just “being” for both of us.¬† This was not something I wanted to do; It’s something I had no control over. Dave and I flew into Maui on the 11th. On the way … Continue reading

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Finding my word – Expand

I’ve been looking for my word for this new year and it finally came to me – expand. Hopefully this isn’t me physically expanding! No, it’s about my life and especially my art. Last year I really felt I need … Continue reading

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How to: Dyeing cord

I’ve been loving all of the bowls and coasters I’ve been making. Unlike many of the rope bowls out there, instead of using the cord plain or covering it with fabric, I like to dye it. The above bowl was … Continue reading

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How to: Dry Brush Dyeing

OMG! I am so excited about dry brush dyeing. I could hardly wait to blog about it! I found this technique in Making Your Mark by Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan. This book also includes a video. I absolutely love … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

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Looking back 2016

Oh my! This year has really gone by fast. So how much did I accomplish during 2016? This year I spent a lot of time teaching. After a year of planning and thinking about it, I finally opened my online … Continue reading

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