Creative Mojo Time! January 30, 2013


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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5 ARTISTS ANSWER: What Do You Do To Stay Motivated and Interested in Your Work?






Kathyl resides in Iowa, is a proud mother and grandmother, and loves all forms of quilting from traditional to modern and improvisational. She’s been happily quilting for three decades.




Longarmer, Quilter 



About GAYLE…

Gayle is an Art Quilter, traditional quilter and longarm (machine) quilter. She teaches art quilting, longarm techniques, and traditional piecing. Her husband Steve owns Mazon’s Quilting, and is an accomplished quilter.  Gayle and Steve also have a small herd of cows and enjoy peaceful country living.

CLICK HERE for Gayle’s blog!

Mazon’s Quilting is HERE!






Designer, Quilter



Samala owns SamalaWolf Quilts. “I am married, early 40’s, and I have the Quilting Pox big time. 🙂 I live in N. California. I have a wonderful daughter who is going to Art college. I do all my sewing on a Pfaff. I like to say all my stuff is ‘Home-made with love’ . I thought it seemed like time to try taking this obsession to the next step and start selling at least some of my mini-quilts and other small quilty items.”

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Artist, Quilter


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About KIT…

Kit says, “I’m an artist in Toronto, Canada, whose medium is paint, textile and stitch. My work seeks to promote the pursuit of social change, justice and equality. When I’m not being so serious (!), I like to work at the opposite end of the spectrum; illustrating figures from fairy tales and folklore, creating abstract dreamworlds, and populating landscapes with beings from my childhood fancies.”

Ontology Of A Rabbit (c) 2012 Kit Lang (2) Cardinal In Winter (c) 2013 Kit Lang

CLICK HERE for Kit’s blog!




Author, Teacher, Publisher, Composer 



About MARC…

19634Marc Allen, author of The Magical Pathis an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. He co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) in 1977 and has guided the company, as president and publisher, from a small start-up to its current position as a major player in the independent publishing world. He leads seminars in northern California and offers online teleseminars that reach people all over the world.  He has written several books, including The Greatest Secret of AllThe Millionaire CourseVisionary Business, and others. He has also recorded several albums of original music, including BreathePetalsQuiet MomentsSolo Flight, Awakening, and his latest, The Magical Path.  For more information visit or

Marc and I are discussing his visionary new book!


Throughout his extraordinary career, Marc Allen has developed simple, powerful tools that anyone can use to find a short path to success and fulfillment. The Magical Path is a complete course in practical modern magic, filled with tried-and-true techniques that can very quickly create powerful changes in your life and your world. The results of using these simple tools have been wonderful, even magical and miraculous, for a great many people. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles and A Book of Miracles, put it beautifully and clearly:

“Marc Allen is sharing the wisdom of the ages in a way that can guide and coach us to choose and create the life we desire.”

CLICK HERE for Marc’s website!

Marc blogs HERE!

Buy Marc’s new book HERE!


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Artist, Art Quilter



About BETTY. . .

Betty says, “I played at ‘Arts and Crabs’ with my two little sisters as a small child, and continued my obsession through graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a ceramics major. I founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles, and sold it after 18 successful years in order to move to New Mexico to raise my son.

Constant experimentation with new materials and techniques fuel my work, which has many sources of inspiration.  Nature, diurnal and nocturnal rhythms, biology and paleontology continue to be mined for a rich diversity of finished product.”

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Betty and I are talking about Art Quilt Santa Fe!


Art Quilt Santa Fe, a three-day, hands-on, fiber-art workshop, returns to Santa Fe, N.M., for the third year in 2013. Attendees may select either a three-day workshop with Mary Pal of Ottawa, Ont., Canada; OR a three-day workshop with Betty Busby of Albuquerque, N.M., and Holly Altman of Santa Fe, N.M.

Mary Pal will teach her signature technique of sculpting and painting cheesecloth for texture in art quilts, adjusting photographs to create useful patterns, and professionally finishing artwork.

Betty Busby’s students will explore different types of non-woven materials, ways to produce images with them (via paint, dye, etc.), and methods to incorporate them into art quilting.

Holly Altman will teach three-dimensional effects using all types of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques to create embellishments for art quilts.

The organizers are Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak and Ann Anastasio, two friends who are longtime art quilters. All five women are members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). SAQA’s annual conference will be held in Santa Fe immediately prior to the workshop at the same location.

The price of $493 includes either the three-day workshop with Pal OR the concurrent three-day workshop with Busby (two days) and Altman (one day); a welcome party prior to the event; and morning and afternoon snacks and beverages. The dates are Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Art Quilt Santa Fe will take place at the Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 North Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Attendees will receive a special lodging rate of $79 per night if they call 1-888-563-4373 (toll-free) or 1-505-992-5800 and mention the event.
For more information or to register, the AQSF website is at or questions can be emailed

CLICK HERE for Betty’s website!

Betty blogs HERE!

CLICK HERE for Art Quilt Santa Fe’s website!

Betty is on ETSY!

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Paper and Fabric Artist, Digital Designer, Ornamentalist, Author, Teacher


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About CHRIS…


Chris K. Palmer is a professional artist who has been designing and folding origami since childhood. In Granada, Spain, he was inspired by the mosaic tilings of the Alhambra. Persistent effort and study of the Japanese hira-ori technique led Palmer to make the leap from paper folding to Shadowfolds. Palmer has taught art and architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He now resides in California.

Chris’ gorgeous new book is Shadowfolds!

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Shadowfolds are a rich blend of traditional motifs expressed in a contemporary style. The technique, pioneered by artist Chris K. Palmer, creates patterns from a single, uncut panel of cloth, using a simple, three-step process.Screen shot 2013-01-30 at 2.25.23 PMIn Shadowfolds, Jeff Rutzky, himself an accomplished and passionate origamist, and Palmer offer detailed and fascinating information about the technique and its origins in both Moorish tile and classic Japanese origami. Palmer first encountered the elaborate mosaics of the Alhambra and became intrigued with learning to translate these patterns into folded paper. He turned for inspiration to the work of Japanese origami masters Tomoko Fuse, Jun Maekawa, Toshikazu Kawasaki and Shuzu Fujimoto, as well as to the great American origami artists Robert Lang and Peter Engel.The transition to working in cloth followed. The flexible property of cloth allows pleats to be folded to augment and give a dimensionality not present in a flat surface; and the translucent quality adds a unique intricacy to the geometric patterns. When lines in a pattern are folded as pleats, the resulting shapes formed by the pleats become part of the artistic expression of the material.

The possibilities for using Shadowfolds in design are limitless. Some applications take advantage of light shining through the fabric, others show the richness of the folds that have a depth all their own. In addition to explaining the three very simple steps of the technique, the authors show how even novice folders can create breathtaking works of textile art, as well as fashion-forward clothes, accessories and home furnishings incorporating these three-dimensional embellishments. They also include a section of patterns, and fabric and craft resources.

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CLICK HERE for Chris’ website!

Get Chris’ book HERE!

Chris is on ETSY and VIMEO!

Chris was featured HERE on PBS’ “Independent Lens”!


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