Enrollment Now Open for Fall Online Art Workshops

June 21, 2014

Maggi Birchenough Cotton Mill Cog Wheel ©2014 Maggi Birchenough Art Quilts Maggi’s website and blog “I took Lisa’s Working in a Series class because I wanted to move forwards with my textile art, away from disparate pieces and towards developing a theme further. I was certainly not disappointed. Working on a piece each week was […]

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Structures #162 – In progress

June 16, 2014

Structures #162 – a first attempt ©2014 Lisa Call 18 x18 inches Evolution Some of my textile paintings evolve quickly. I have an idea, I rough it out on the design wall, it looks good, I stitch it together. Some are a little less cooperative. I started Structures #162 in January. This morning I finally […]

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Working in a Series aka Creating a Cohesive Body of Work aka Finding Your Voice

June 12, 2014

Robin Chaney Life in Shape of a Bottle ©2014 Robin Chaney Oil on Paper Robin’s website and blog   Student Work It’s that time again – yep – enrollment for my fall semester of online art workshops.  Which means it’s time to share some student work. I’ve sorted out a new way of reviewing assignments […]

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Spending Time – what are you doing this week?

June 3, 2014

If life were perfect this is how I’d spend my time (click for larger image) Schedules I love making schedules.  A grid for the week and blocking out when I am doing what.  And of course color coded. I started doing this back in college.  I used to have a scrapbook of my school days […]

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Celebrating Quitting

May 19, 2014

Lines #85 ©Lisa Call 3 x 3 inches On stretched canvas Finished size 5 x 5″ Sold The Big Party One of the first questions people asked when I told them I was quitting my day job:   How are you going to celebrate?   It’s the perfect life coach question.   Two thoughts immediately […]

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Taming the witching hour of 9am

May 12, 2014

It is exactly 9am as I start this blog post.  My least favorite hour of the day.   For the last 13 years, I would wake at 5 or 6am and make a list of all the fabulous things I wanted to accomplish for my art biz and just dive right into work. Then 9am […]

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Quitting and Money – the details we want to know but we’re too polite to ask

May 10, 2014

Postcards from Thailand #11 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 6 inches fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas $165 Leap and Pray or Build on the Side One of my all time favorite articles with great advice about quitting ones day job and money is by Johnathan Fields: Ask JF: Leap And Pray or Build […]

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The power of commitment

May 9, 2014

  Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help […]

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Making a HUGE committment to my art …aka take this job and…

May 1, 2014

Count down to the end Best Birthday Ever Two days ago I did what I’ve been dreaming about for years. I walked into my managers office and said “I quit!!!” Yahoo – starting May 9th I will be a full time professional artist. Goodbye cubicle! I have to admit I’m kinda sad about leaving – […]

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A Collaboration and Intentional Printing

April 30, 2014

Portals #4 ©2013 Lisa Call 12 x 12 inches Fabric, paint, thread, batting Mounted on Stretched Canvas Collaboration Back in 2012 Lynn Krawczyk and I were in a art biz group together and we were challenged to find someone to collaborate with.  Lynn approached me and asked if I wanted to work with her. Using […]

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