The horizon – a short studio detour

March 13, 2016
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Quick update from the studio on Sunday evening. I’m currently in the process of finishing up a few new pieces in my horizon serious to send off to Bluestone fine art gallery in Philadelphia. They have a new space and they asked for new work. Some New Zealand color is exactly what they need on the […]

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A Fresh Start – By Accident or Design

March 7, 2016
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Structures #171 – The backside Oops In the be careful of what you wish for category… I’ve been annoyed recently about the weird characters in my blog posts (by recent I mean I’ve been annoyed for about a year or at least long enough I’ve lost track of how long I’ve been annoyed.) It’s an […]

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Restructuring: Color and Line

February 29, 2016
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Structures #171 – Detail ©2016 Lisa Call Announcing my Upcoming Exhibit at Spark Gallery In Denver, Colorado In 2000 I made the first artwork in what became my longest running series of textile paintings. Inspired by fences and walls, the Structures series explored the relationship between barriers and connection, and mostly found disconnection. After completing […]

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Turn Off the Noise and Do Your Work – My interview on Creative Push

February 21, 2016
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  I’m most excited to share my most recent online interview over on Your Creative Push. A podcast that pushes YOU to finally pursue your creative passion, whatever that passion may be. “You can sit around and say you are making art, but until you get up and do it, you’re not.” ~Lisa Call You […]

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The Connection Between Art and Health

February 3, 2016
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Wellington Harbor – where I swim (not exactly here but nearby) The Body Connection It’s been almost a year since I’ve done yoga.   I find that hard to believe.  Until I stand up to walk across the room.  Ouch. I left home about 11 months ago, leaving behind my beloved yoga practice where I […]

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I’m making a bed quilt

January 28, 2016
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Under Construction On the Studio Wall This weeks studio update is a direct result of my update 2 weeks ago. Now that I have access to my design wall I can make art. And first up isn’t my usual art.  It’s a bed quilt that will also double as a class sample for my intentional […]

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January Studio Update – A Practice in Letting Go

January 14, 2016
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The new studio layout The Home is Almost Done I’m super happy to report that our home reorganization project (which I talked about in my december studio update) is nearing an end. After 7 months of debate over the completion of the wall to give us more privacy – kiwi guy and I came to […]

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Happy New Year from a CPCC

January 5, 2016
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The Kiwi Christmas Holiday We are a full week into 2016 and I’ve done essentially nothing work/art related this year.  I fully embraced the kiwi way of welcoming in the new year and I didn’t even get out my sketchbook during our 12 day North Island Christmas holiday. It was total relaxation time. We ate […]

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Merry Christmas Eve

December 23, 2015

This is as far as I got on decorating this year.  They have very perfectly colored ornaments here in New Zealand – yay for purple.  Unfortunately they never made it out of the package.   Because last weekend Kiwi guy and I opened our gifts. Without any kids around I decided self-control was overrated.   […]

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Pottering about in New Zealand – a December Studio Update

December 21, 2015

Studio Update I’ve had on my todo list for several weeks “write a blog post with a studio update”. I keep putting it off as there isn’t much to update.  After I completed the class sample which I posted here: Intentional Piecing – the joy of sewing for hours on end – I  fully intended […]

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