Category Archives: Mantras for Creativity

What blocks and/or supports your improvisational flow?

Improvisors and quilt makers. I’m researching this question and need your input! Continue reading

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Patchwork Scrap Doodling

Scrap Doodling is a playful improvisational patchwork process utilizing fabric scraps without concern over the outcome. It’s like drawing but better! Continue reading

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Extravagant Generosity

This one quilt “Manna” brought in $16,000. I wonder about the power, the extravagant generosity of art to move people and rain bread from heaven. Continue reading

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On Being Judged

Finding and trusting one’s own authority is essential to developing authenticity in improvisational process. Continue reading

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Death Valley Bound… Again!

There will be no distinction between inside and out when I return to Death Valley. There will be no past or future, only the space of the present.
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My Blue Bike Ride

Riding along the bay in East Oakland on a sunny Sunday afternoon in winter restores my rhythm of attention. Continue reading

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Repetition ~ act of saying over again

Repetition is the foundation for all pattern making. I was inspired by these wine barrels on Treasure Island today. Continue reading

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