Walk a mile in their socks…

To understand another person, it is said, you must walk a mile in their shoes. Well, what goes inside shoes if not socks? Knitters must take this to heart, and every time we knit a pair of socks to warm our toes, we should take the opportunity to learn about the stitches, patterns, and techniques we use. And.. read more →

Our Hearts are Broken

A note to readers who don’t understand the outrage against Trump or think that those of us who voted for Hillary are sore losers. That’s not it. Yes, we are angry. But that is really a cover up for our broken hearts. We are crying. We are in pain. We are full of sorrow. We are.. read more →

Writing (and Knitting) as a Political Act

Are you a knitting or crochet writer/author/blogger? Here’s an action for January 15. Have you all heard about the Writers Resist meetings on January 15? There are over 75 events around the US and even in a few other countries. I have an idea for those of us who can’t attend the meetings mentioned below. “Our democracy.. read more →

Printable Protest Posters

Here are some printable posters you can use for marching. Click each image to get a PDF of that poster or click here to download one big PDF with all of them. UPDATE: Here are two new ones. If you download the big PDF now, it contains the new ones. read more →

What the heck do I want to do?

I keep thinking about what I want to do as an artist moving forward in my business. I don’t want to travel a conventional path to a career as a graphic designer, illustrator, or artist. I rejected that career path when I was about half of my current age, even before I started working as.. read more →

Endings and beginnings. Making a new plan!

How’s everyone doing? Is the summer going to quickly? For me it is. I feel like I’ve done some great things and had fun, and at the same time I feel like I’ve gotten nothing done and I’ve had no energy. At any rate, August is time to transition to fall and get our energy revamped.. read more →

Top 10 Books of My Life

What books have been your favorites or have influenced you most in your life. I decide to make a list of ten this morning. If I made this list on a different day, a few of the choices would probably be different. Paring it down to ten was hard.   In the order they came to.. read more →

My Studio

A photo tour of my studio — the room where I ostensibly write, design, sketch, and do all of my work. In reality, I work all over the house. In summer, I spend a lot of time on the front porch. In winter, I’m often found on the couch in the living room. At other times,.. read more →

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