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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Abstraction: “But most importantly I learned more about myself”

December 24, 2014

Elaine Schmidt Abstraction Exercises ©2014 Elaine Schmidt Textiles Elaine’s website and blog. Comments from Elaine “Taking Lisa Call’s Abstraction class was a real eye-opener for me. I learned about Abstraction art and the various art movements and studied the works of the influential artists of those ‘isms’. I practiced basic design principles in relationship to […]

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Abstraction: “it has truly changed my life and the way I approach my art”

December 15, 2014

Cindy MacMillan Abstraction Exercises ©2014 Cindy MacMillan Rug Hooking Comments from Cindy “When I signed up for the Abstraction course my goal was to learn about abstract art and design principles. I am not a quilter so I wasn’t sure how much the course would actually translate to my medium of traditional rug hooking, but […]

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I expected an intense, well organized, and demanding experience

December 13, 2014

Anna Lisa Sorensen Home / Nest ©2014 Anna Lisa Sorensen Assemblage Anna Lisa’s blog   “I chose to take Working in a Series in order to take an unformed idea that had been brewing in my mind for a long time and turn it into actual artwork. I hoped to find a supportive structure and […]

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December 7 – Last Day to save 40% on selected Textile Paintings

December 6, 2014

End of Year Studio Sale Art For Sale Sunday, December 7 is the last day of my end of year studio sale. Currently the following pieces are still available: Home #54 ©Lisa Call 8″ x 8″ On stretched canvas $245 $147 Home #55 ©Lisa Call 6″ x 6″ On stretched canvas $165 $99 Home #58 […]

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See My Textile Paintings this December at 4 Exhibits

December 4, 2014

Sidekicks Installation Tracings No. XII, ©2014 Deidre Adams, 15 x 48 inches, Mixed media – textile and paper Seeking North, ©2014 Lisa Call, 17 x 46 inches, fabric, dye, thread December Exhibit Schedule This month you can see my artwork on exhibit in the following cities: Denver, Colorado Philadelphia, Pennslyvania Guilford, Connecticut Auburn, New York […]

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Seeking North – Studio Journal – December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014

Seeking North – detail ©2014 Lisa Call Studio Journal 1. What am I working on? This morning I completed the first of many textile paintings, Seeking North, inspired by my hiking in the Colorado rocky mountains this summer. This is a new direction for my work although as those familiar with my previous textile paintings, […]

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