Has it really been 10 years?

February 22, 2015

My first blog post Happy Anniversary 10 years – wow – it’s hard to believe I’ve been writing my blog for that long.   I started my blog days after buying my first ever digital camera.  At the time it seemed like such a big deal. Now I snap photos daily with my phone and frequently […]

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ACC Baltimore Setup

February 20, 2015

Booth Set Up Day This year I set up my booth in a single day. I’m getting faster at it! A photo tour of the creation of Booth 710… This is the booth!   Putting down the carpet is always the first task.   Then unloading the boxes.  This year  I managed to do this […]

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Please Visit – Booth 710 – ACC Baltimore!

February 18, 2015

  It’s Booth Time Again!!!! I have a few last minute items to toss into my suitcase and then I’m headed to Baltimore in February for the 3rd year in a row.  Yep – it’s the American Craft Council show. In previous years I shared oodles of information about preparing for the show.  This year […]

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Portals: Possibilities and Beginnings

February 16, 2015

Today a quick peak at my exhibit at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery. I’ll share details on these textile paintings in coming posts. This post is a test of uploading images from my phone directly to my blog so I’m keeping the text simple. Hurray for technology!                   […]

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Falling in Love with the Studio Again

January 29, 2015

Portals #56 ©2014 Lisa Call 18 x 18 inches fabric, dye, thread on canvas $1200 Making Art Again The last few weeks I’ve been working in my studio around 30 hours a week. Putting the finishing touches on my work for my upcoming solo exhibit at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia and the American […]

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100 Accomplishments for 2014

January 22, 2015

Evolution of this Blog Post I started writing this blog post on Dec 31 and I had a hard time staying focused.  I had plans to make this a really pretty post with lots of photos and details.  It started feeling overwhelming. Eventually I gave up and took the day off.  In fact I took […]

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How to turn a simple task into a hassle

January 9, 2015

Where I Assemble my Textile Paintings – small table – iron nearby Work Areas I have 3 identical Pfaff 1475 sewing machines – two set up and in constant use and one is an emergency back up. I use one for assembling my compositions and the second for adding the stitching across the surface of […]

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The 2015 Plan for Getting Stuff Done – aka enforcing boundaries

January 7, 2015

Stuff I Need to Get Done Schedules and List – the Foundation for Getting Things Done It’s a new year and as usual I have a new plan for how I’m going to get stuff done this year. Seems every year I come up with something different.  The old ways stop working.  I become immune […]

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Design Elements: “Now, I have a methodology for analyzing the problem and designing a solution to make it better’

December 29, 2014

Lee Sproull Design Elements Exercises ©2013 Lee Sproull Comments from Lee “Each week the workshop focused on a different design element(s) like line, value, proportion.  Lecture, readings, and assignments provided many different ways to experience and learn about the particular element. Most exciting, and most helpful to me, was the chance to use one of […]

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New Years Eve Make an Offer Auction: Spring Cleaning

December 28, 2014

Spring Cleaning ©1994 by Lisa Call 30×43 inches fabric, thread, batting bid here Name Your Price The second and final make an offer auction for 2015 will close on Wednesday – December 31st. About the time this auction ends I will be writing my list of 100 accomplishments for 2014.  I’ll get to count the […]

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