JUMP IN, CUPCAKES! THE MOJO’S FINE!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Just log onto www.toginet.com for a brand-new,
Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!
3 pm -5 pm EST 2 pm – 4 pm CST 1 pm – 3 pm MST 12 pm – 2 pm PST
Call into the live show with your questions or comments for my guests
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Mixed-Media Artist, Teacher, Author
About SHERRILL . . .
Sherrill Kahn has been creating award-winning drawings, paintings and fiber art work for almost forty years. Her work can be found in many private collections throughout the world. She loves to weave, quilt, airbrush, bead, sew, knit, crochet, draw, paint and create with rubber stamps. In addition, Sherrill makes creative books, innovative jewelry and dolls, she paints and decorates every surface imaginable, and she constantly explores new materials and new techniques.
Sherrill lives by four simple words “Have Fun” and “What If?” In her latest newsletter, she writes, “I thought by turning 70 I might have more wisdom and act my age. Well, it hasn’t happened. I still act about eight years old. I haven’t decided if this is a good thing or not.”
Sherrill taught for thirty years in the Los Angeles Public Schools, twenty-seven of which were at Palisades High School. She has also taught for University Extension programs and given lectures along with demonstrations to numerous art groups and organizations. Since leaving the public schools, Sherrill now teaches across the country and loves to share the sheer joy of the creative process with her students. She packs her classes with as much information as possible, taking “what if” to new heights. She is available for workshops just about anywhere!
Sherrill has been published in magazines and books related to fiber arts and rubber-stamping. Sherrill is also filming a video on creative art techniques.
Sherrill lives in Southern California with Joel, her husband of almost 33 years. They do everything together and he is her greatest friend and supporter. They love to travel and have been in almost every state and many foreign countries throughout the world. After retiring from teaching in the public schools, they started a rubber stamp company four years ago called Impress Me. Their designs focus on ethnic cultures and Southwest art. It continues to grow each year!
Sherrill’s vivid works showcase many different media!
I’ll be talking with Sherrill about her techniques and methods. And don’t miss her sumptuous books:
CLICK HERE for Sherrill’s website, a feast of mixed-media delights!
CLICK HERE for Sherrill’s author page at Martingale and Company!
Radio Talk-Show Host, Author, Life Coach and (yes!) Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner
About NANCY . . .
Nancy Pristine, also known as the “Happiness and Well-Being Ambassador,” is a radio talk-show host. Pristine empowers her listeners with her weekly radio show every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wifi 1460-AM in Central New Jersey and Philadelphia. The Nancy Pristine Show also can be heard around the world online at wifiam1460.com. Every week Pristine interviews celebrities, luminaries and experts in their field. Her intention is to bring awesome information to listeners through her exceptional guests and to encourage them to never settle for second best again.
Pristine has been featured on television and radio and in many publications. In 2009 she traveled the United States on her “You Make the Difference” speaking tour. Through her training as a certified life coach and a neuro-linguistic practitioner, she helps people transform their lives from ordinary to extraordinary.
Nancy is the author of several books, including The Zen Game: How to Win at the Game of Life Without Selling Your Soul, The Victory Dance: Placing Yourself in the Winner’s Circle in Sports and in Life and Victory Dancing for Teens: Smooth Moves for Getting to the Winner’s Circle.
I’ll be talking with Nancy about her fab, motivational book, The Zen Game!
The Zen Game lays the groundwork for a refreshing return to winning in the truest sense of the word. When you win at the game of life, you live with respect, integrity and humility. Yes, you may win without these qualities, but if it comes at the price of selling your soul, in the end you will not have any real happiness or success!
Nancy knows!! And even better:
Ten percent of the proceeds of The Zen Game benefit the National Animal Welfare Society!
CLICK HERE for Nancy’s website, where tons of great advice awaits you!
CLICK HERE to connect with Nancy on Facebook!
And Nancy’s on TWITTER!
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Quilt Designer, Author, Shopowner
Karen’s love of quilting started in 1997 when her sister dragged her into a quilt shop, firmly stating that she needed a hobby! Immediately hooked, Karen has been quilting, designing and teaching ever since!
She opened her first shop, “Spooling Around” in 1998. It was also in 1998 that Karen first began to receive recognition for her quilt making talents, a tradition that continues today!
Karen’s husband’s military career had them moving to WA State where she eventually opened a shop called “The Dancing Needle” where Karen continued to teach and foster the art of quilting through classes, retreats and shows.
Before her husband retired, the family had the opportunity to live in Italy for a couple of years. Inspired by the art and architecture, Karen began designing patterns. Upon their return to the United States, Karen successfully negotiated her first book contract. Better Together was published by Martingale & Co in February of 2010, and her second book, Prairie Point Pizzazz was just released in November of 2011 (more about THAT below!!).
Along with publishing two books, Karen designed and marketed a companion tool for the second book which is being carried in the US and Canada (see image at left).
Today, Karen shares her love of quilting and sewing through Trunk Shows, lectures, workshops and demo’s. She is teaching and speaking on both local and national platforms where her enthusiasm and love for this art form is both endearing and infectious!
Karen’s received numerous awards:
1998: 1st place Tidewater Quilt Show
1999: Merit Award Machine Quilter’s Showcase and Viewer’s Choice Machine Quilter’s Showcase
2001: Best of Show Kitsap Quilt Show and 1st place Kitsap Quilt Show
2002: 1st place Kitsap Quilt Show and Best Machine Quilting Kitsap Quilt Show
2002: 2nd place Innovations Machine Quilting Conference and 1st place Pictorial Machine Quilter’s Showcase
2006: “From Here to Eternity” part of special exhibit of Best of Show and Viewer’s Choice recipients at Machine Quilter’s Showcase
2011: “Prairie Point Pizzazz” published;” A Truly Feathered Star” accepted into Road to California Quilt Show
2012: “A Truly Feathered Star” accepted into Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival (Feb 23-26, 2012)
This is “A Truly Feathered Star”….WHOA!!!
Here’s more of Karen’s stunning quilt work:
Karen and I will be “getting to the point” about her gorgeous new book,
Prairie Point Pizzazz!
CLICK HERE for Karen’s website!
CLICK HERE to join Karen’s Facebook fan page!
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Quilt Designer, Author, Shopowner
Cassie Barden has a lifelong history of making art, from cartooning, film making, painting, and digital illustration to making odd stuffed animals and creating costumes for the Burning Man festival. After graduating college she started designing her own sewing patterns. She is inspired by contemporary art, design, illustration, technology, and anything handmade. She published her first book, The New Handmade, with Martingale & Company in 2008. You can see more of her patterns in A Baker’s Dozen, Jelly Babies, and Sew the Perfect Gift, all from Martingale & Company.
Cassie’s designs include the following lovelies
(co-designer is Adrienne Smitke):
Cassie and I are chatting about her adorable new book,
CLICK HERE to see Cassie’s website!
CLICK HERE to read Cassie’s blog!
Cassie’s on TWITTER!
And, when your Mojo listening’s done…
Get your small-quilt thinking caps on (look, mine is fur-lined!!) and make a resolution with me to enter the NEW Alliance for American Quilts contest (the prizes are amazing – and your small quilt isn’t due until JUNE!!!)
The 2012 theme is “Home Is Where the Quilt Is,” celebrating the form and the meaning of Home. All techniques and materials are encouraged. Entries must be 3 layers–top, filling and backing and must conform to our contest guidelines–click here to download the “Home” entry form (3 pages).
THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO QUILTERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE (yes, you too, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Poland — anywhere and everywhere there are quilters!)
CLICK HERE to read more about this awesome opportunity to let your craftwork shine! DO IT DO IT DO IT WITH ME, cupcake!!! And thanks! xoxom
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