Let’s Go Mojo! April 4, 2012


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just log onto www.toginet.com for a brand-new,

LIVE, 2-hour

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

(877) 864-4869


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Actor, Producer, Documentarian



Tressa Glover is an actor and producer living in Pittsburgh, PA. As an actor, she has worked regionally with Pittsburgh Public Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, and City Theatre, among others. She was named Producing Artistic Director of No Name Players Theatre Company in 2005.

No Name Players is a 501(c)3 organization committed to providing opportunities for Pittsburgh-based theatre artists as well as collaborating with artists from multiple disciplines while presenting thought-provoking productions of new and established theatrical works to educate, enrich, and inspire the Greater Pittsburgh community.

So what’s SWAN Day?!

Tressa and I will talking about that very thing–and every community oughta have one. It stands for Support Women Artists Now Day! The No-Name Players have been designated as one of seven international partners in the 2012 event, which celebrates female artists and helps them network so they can increase their visibility and opportunities. In fact, according to the event’s founder, Martha Richards, more than 700 SWAN Day events have been held in 21 countries since the program began!

Tressa will tell us all about the music, dance, poetry, theater performance art and fashion events that are coming together in a two-hour show at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side of Pittsburgh. And we’ll hear about the documentary films about Pennsylvania women, ranging in age from 20 to 70, that Tressa created to inspire her theater’s many artists!

CLICK HERE for the No-Name Players on the web!

And the No-Name Players are on TWITTER and FACEBOOK!

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Fiber Artist, Teacher, Author, Fabric Imagist


About GRACE. . .

Grace Errea’s fiber art focuses on the depiction of inspiring scenes in a “value based” contemporary-realistic manner.  Her work illustrates exceptional primary use of value and secondary used of color harmonies.

Grace’s style was developed over many years of trying a number of different processes and learning many and quite opposing techniques to create fabric images.  What has always stayed with her is the attraction to value.  Many of her works are studies in value.

Grace has been teaching art quilt appliqué and Value in Color classes/workshops and giving lectures since 2005.  Recently she authored a book, Impressionist Appliqué, which focuses on her passion with Value and also contains her easy, forgiving machine appliqué techniques.

Grace’s reality is a beautiful, color-filled place…

And just look at how she portrays a beloved pet in fiber art! From original photo…

…she creates a vivid portrait:

Grace’s book celebrates her artistic approach to appliqué (and shares her secrets for easy piecing!):

CLICK HERE to check out Grace’s website, Amazing Quilts by Grace!

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Professor of Costume Technology, Needleworker, Bead Artist



After receiving his undergraduate degree in English Education from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, Robert Haven went on to spend sixteen years teaching grade 8 English in his home state of New Hampshire. Getting a taste of theatre with school productions, he went on to receive his MA in School and Community Theatre from Emerson College in Boston. As part of his graduate program he developed a year-round children’s theatre in New Hampshire called Kids Into Drama (K.I.D.) Serving as artistic director for ten years, he then left the Granite State to pursue an MFA in Costume Production and Shop Management at the University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program.

He has served as Costume Shop Manager and Lecturer at the University of Michigan, and Costume Director at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois. In addition, he has worked in many regional theatres including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie Theater, the Old Globe, Hope Summer Repertory and the American Stage Festival.

Currently Robert is an Associate Professor of Costume Technology, Costume Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Theater at the University of Kentucky where he oversees the operation of the Costume Studio.

Mastering several forms of historical needlework techniques, Robert is one of the few people who actually teach the art of tambour beading. He has tutored graduate students as well as New Orleans couture designer Raoul Blanco in this relatively extinct art form. He has had needlework exhibited in the Salisbury Museum in England and has won several ribbons for tambour bead work and Japanese embroidery at the juried exhibitions at Woodlawn Estate in Virginia, and The Callaway Gardens Show in Georgia. Most recently he has had beadwork selected for the prestigious World of Wearableart Awards Show in Wellington, New Zealand, which was shown on the CBS news Morning Show.

He recently completed a Professional Certificate in haute couture embroidery at Lesage and Co in Paris as well as earning a certificate in hand embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, London. Robert continues to be one of the few tambour beading teachers in the US who is on a mission to keep the art alive!

Robert’s beaded, embroidered pieces shimmer and spangle:

CLICK HERE for Robert’s website!

CLICK HERE to see samples of Robert’s tambour beadwork!


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


If you’ve never used Auriful Thread. . .

. . .  then you haven’t really sewn!

Why not start off with my BASICS ?

Go to my web site to order YOUR collection — CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED.

Many thanks to Nessa Reifsnyder of Fabricate, for assistance with Mark Lipinski’s Blog!

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One Comment on “Let’s Go Mojo! April 4, 2012”

  1. Simone
    June 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM #

    Hello, I’m from Brazil and I’m researching this technique. I would like your help to understand if I can use any fabric (lycra type used in gym clothes) or if I do embroidery in fine cloth and then cut and applied on clothing. Thank you. Simone


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