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7 Jun 2009

Long Beach is coming! Are you planning to be there? I am and I have an invitation for you. Please join me in creating and trading Artist's Trading Cards inspired by techniques found in my book!

And the neat thing is, within the next two Video Prompts you will have all the techniques you need in order to do this! I will release the next Video Prompt before I leave to teach on Wednesday morning. This next Vid Prompt will focus of freezer paper resists. The following vid prompt will be about ATC's exclusively, so stay tuned and get your art supplies ready.

I made these 'uber ATC's' for Houston last fall. They are 'uber' because you might like to trade fiercely, track down all the ATC's of this grouping, if you feel so inspired.

Or maybe you would rather find all the parts of this ATC set, I don't know. But I very much want to see you there and play with this idea, are you in? Say, "Yes!"

There are some loose rules, so far.

To join in the Long Beach Inspired to Quilt ATC swap:

You must attend the Long Beach Quilt Show or have a friend bring your Inspired ATC's for you.

Your ATC's must utilize one or more techniques found in Inspired to Quilt


Now on to the plus, plus part of the post:

I finished spinning this yarn this weekend, it is blocked and ready for knitting and I am very excited about it. This is Shetland wool, 2 ply, and I am ready to dye it! Kettle dye, me thinks. There isn't much yarn though. I find spinning yarn challenging because I am not a great knitter yet and I want to fully utilize the yarn I make, show it off to best advantage. I know. This isn't a knitting or spinning blog.

David and I went to the Renegade Craft Fair yesterday. I have wanted to go to this craft fair for a few years! Now that I live in Brooklyn, I can! And I did.

David bought this mug for himself. It was made by Dan Siegal. Dan also made an awesome owl mug but it had no handle and I find that sort of mug too difficult to drink hot drinks from. I loved it though. David was also wowwed by Seattle Show Posters There was some really great stuff. I fell in love with Toadis. There was some really great stuff.

I fell in love with Toadis:

You might remember that I have a new found love for planters. I couldn't resist this little 'creature pot' who came with her own poem:

There are creatures that work in the afternoon hours

To find what they need, they search and they scour.

And they beg a thousand pardons.

For what they take from your gardens,

But it's simply thier job to transport flowers.

The Plane Jane Project made this pot, complete with drain holes, a great name, and a flower. Jane has quite the sense of artistic humor too, check out her art!

We also took a walk over to Baked and this time I tried a Woopie cake, while David tried a lime pistachio rosemary cookie. Yums.

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jojo wrote
on 7 Jun 2009 7:27 PM

I'm uber game!

on 8 Jun 2009 8:15 AM

This sounds like a lot of fun but not sure if I can make it to Long Beach. :(  I'll work on that.  In the meantime - I love the funny planter and mug you found at the fair.  The cat face makes me laugh because it looks like my cats right now (we are dog sitting and it does not make them very happy).

on 9 Jun 2009 11:48 AM

Alas! I was looking forward to swapping ATCs with you but Long Beach is not an option for me!  Perhaps Houston?


on 10 Jun 2009 4:53 AM

[] Hello all! Hip, hip hooray for Vid Prompt #2

smidgen wrote
on 18 Jun 2009 2:23 PM

I have to say that I love the book that you wrote! It has really helped me to think broader and wider about design! I just cut out two more stamps today and I am jazzed to use them in something? ATC's are a great idea to play around with them and send them off to find a new home! In regards to traveling to the West Coast.... that is too difficult on my family's budget right now but I would love ot send off some ATC's to share with people!

Honeyquilts wrote
on 21 Jul 2010 1:50 PM

I will be at the Long Beach show this Saturday and would love to participate.  Where will your booth be?