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YOKE DU YOUR
A couple were indulged in whoopee and the man noticed that with each movement of his pelvis, his partner’s toes would rise.
Later that night, while going at it pretty hot and heavy in the shower, her toes remained still. Confused, he asked, “Why is it that when we do it in bed, your toes go up, but when we do it in the shower, they don’t?”
“Silly,” she replied, “I take my pantyhose off in the shower!”
Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity? By artist, Oleg Shuplyak.
Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft? Recycled Silk Chair & Ottoman. Wow!
IDEA I LOVE
Over the years, I have seen these button necklaces around quilt shows and the necks of my students. I’ve always really liked him and was excited to find a tutorial of how you can make your own. Take a look:
IDEA I LOVE
Yes, Halloween is just around the corner so if you’re into making a spooky cat pillow (although I am not quite sure this cat pillow is as spooky as it is just angry looking), you should probably start it now. Honestly, I’m not so sure I find this to be the perfect Halloween home decor remedy, but it certainly is an inspiration for future pillows with sweet kitty faces. Maybe if the nose were fashioned from an upside down piece of candy corn in the embroidery? Oh well, check it out…
I love this autumn vignette! Find an old chair, some cheesy craft-store autumn leaves, and get to work. Plus, here’s a tutorial on how to “polish” pumpkins and gourds! Cool, right? That said, the last time I asked someone if I could “polish their pumpkin” I ended up with a black eye! Time to start decorating…
IDEA I LOVE
These Spindle Monsters would be a hit as little gifties in a Halloween Trick or Treat bag (but don’t forget some candy, too). Perfect for your Halloween dinner table or as little vignettes all around your home! Can you imagine an army of these monsters lined up across your fireplace mantel? So not difficult to make…
CHICKEN POT PIE
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- cooked and shredded chicken
- frozen green peas
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- chicken broth
- pie crusts
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://rantsfrommycrazykitchen.com/2012/05/15/chicken-pot-pie/#_a5y_p=1473322
Artist, Nick Gentry, has been inspired by something entirely unpredictable and unique, he has created artwork using paints and floppy discs! What’s sitting around your house that you can transform into your own works d’art! http://www.nickgentry.com I LOVE Nick’s piece done with photo negatives (at the end of this section, cupcake).
SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG
VIRGIN ALMOND JOY MILKSHAKE
cream of coconut (coco lopez)
creamy chocolate ice cream
FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT: http://www.designsponge.com/2010/07/in-the-kitchen-with-spike-mendelsohns-milkshake.html
WORDS TO LIVE BY
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I encourage all of my students to stimulate their creativity by moving out of their creative comfort zones. Here’s a very easy and quick painting project that, with a little practice, could really become small framed pieces of art for your home. Why not try a spring, summer, autumn, and winter version? Try it out here:
GOLDEN CINNAMON PUMPKIN BARS
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
packed light or dark brown sugar
canned pure (unsweetened) pumpkin
whole wheat flour
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.recipegirl.com/2008/08/02/golden-cinnamon-pumpkin-bars/
Well, it appears that modern quilting is taking traditional patterns and enlarging them tenfold. This little charming quilt is no exception. Actually, I like the big triangles. I also like the color placement, but you can fashion your own piece of patchwork in a graphic, stylized way like this triangle quilt or shop fromyour stash and just get scrappy wit’ it. Here’s the pattern:
Del Toro X Edie Parker Slip-On Multi Glitter Sneaker, $350. http://bit.ly/WPSLNA
IDEA I LOVE
My heart be still. These wall full and linen hand towels are completely amazing and I salivate just thinking about having them in my home. If you are a tidy housekeeper, then these are for you. I, on the other hand, am a hot mess and I wipe any spills and kitchen messes up with whatever I can find and hope for the best when it comes to watching the stains out. These towels are clearly for drying dishes with little exception. Who cares? I love them. Make a set (and wouldn’t they be an amazing hostess or shower gift?):
I LOVE these “Flick Candles“, scented candles to celebrate special occasions with flavor as poetic as “divorce papers”, “canceled vacation”, “college rejection letter” or “friend zone”, but also more joyful occasions like “Bromance” and “Coming Out”! Amazing candles to set the mood whatever the situation! I want Faded Fabric Candle or The Dog Sleeps on My Gift Quilt Candle! http://theflickingcandles.com
Okay, this one killed me…
Cucumber melon? Oh no they DID NOT! LOL
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!
I’M SPEAKING IN ATLANTA!
2 DIFFERENT LECTURES!
ONE ON FRIDAY AND ONE ON SATURDAY
THE SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT
Saturday, September 13, 2014
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THE LEMON CATHEDRAL TOUR CONTINUES!
Next stop: SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
Drive into Springfield from St. Louis! Chicago! Indianapolis!
Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois
September 24-27, 2014
Attend my Banquet Lecture on September 26
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
This is just one variation of the Lemon Cathedral quilt . . .
And here’s what the students who took the workshop are saying:
“I had an absolutely amazing time this weekend at the quilting retreat!! Mark Lipinski was fabulous and so much fun! His lecture had us laughing so hard we were practically crying, and his quilts were outstanding. He’s a talented, entertaining and generous teacher. Even though I’ve been quilting for a long time, I learned some new exciting techniques and tips to help me advance my art! Can’t wait to hang out with him again.”
Karen L., Quilter
“We had such a great time in the Lemon Cathedral workshop. Thanks for a fabulous class and you are sooooo much fun.”
Carolyn S., Quilter
“My Lemon Cathedral class with Mark Lipinski at MQX was everything that I imagined. He had a way about teaching that put you at ease at learning a new technique. He was funny and engaging. I felt like everyone got his individual attention. I would definitely take another class with him.”
Michelle W., Quilter
“The lecture and lemon cathedral quilt class with Mark Lipinski was amazing and well worth the money! His lecture was filled with excitement, energy, laughter and spectacular quilts! The class was electric! Everyone loved the easy trick for making a quite complicated block! There were so many techniques used in this class, even the most advanced sewer will walk away with a “wow”!”
Michelle Strassburg, Owner, Fabric Affair Quilt Shop
“The MQX Lemon Cathedral workshop was like five classes in one. Learned so many tips . Mark made us feel we could do anything. Best class ever.”
Donna M., Quilter
“I highly recommend taking Mark Lipinski’s Lemon Cathedral quilt workshop. I took his workshop this past weekend and it was great. Mark is an excellent teacher. He is right there to answer any questions and give any help or advice you might need. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be with and learn from Mark. It is more fun than you could ever imagine.”
Diane H., Quilter
“I have always been intimidated to try raw edged appliqué but this class was so fun and free spirited that all fear has vanished….now I’m looking for new applique projects. The cathedral windows block works like magic, thanks Mark.”
Lynn K., Quilter
“I totally enjoyed Mark’s Lemon Cathedral Quilt Retreat! This was my very first quilt retreat so I didn’t fully know what to expect. Well, it was two fun-filled days with Mark’s big magnetic personality. This man has incredible life stories! Also, I absolutely loved his quilts, so creative from a master quilter! Finally, during the Saturday class, Mark led us step by step in the creation of our quilt. I learned many new quilting techniques and now I’m looking forward to my next retreat!”
Rita J., Quilter
“This class with Mark has something for everyone from quilters who wish to be precise to those who enjoy artistic freedom to create. An added bonus are the laughs you get listening and mingling with Mark. “
Betty C., Quilter
“When I found out at the last minute that Mark would be in town I dropped everything to see him again. An evening of creative inspiration, warm camaraderie, fun stories and belly laughs was just what I needed to fill my cup. Spread the word: Mark Lipinski is back, and he’s better than ever!”
Lea P., Quilter
“Thank you Mark! We had sooo much fun and loved working with you on the Lemon Cathedral! Come back soon!”
Diane L ., Quilter
“Mark’s lecture is worth whatever cost or trouble one goes through in order to hear it and see it. My husband and I saw Mark in Manchester, NH at the MQX show. The room was packed. We were at a table in the far back corner. In this position I could see the whole room. The problem with his lecture is that you are so sore from laughing and you can’t catch your breath. And he tells his stories as if you are the first audience to hear it. He has more to say than he does, skipping through quilts he brought to discuss at times. There were people at my table who also knew him, as I did. And others who hadn’t seen him before. He is very real…bearing it all. Therefore, we understand him and laugh because we have been there too. But, he is much more than that. He is at times frantic and crazy as he tells how he lives his life. If you haven’t seen his performance, make it a must on your bucket list before Mark gives it up. My husband and I think back on the things he said and did and laugh again. We have gotten great mileage out of his show. And if I ever have a chance to see him perform, I will do it. Because I had seen him previously, but knew I had to do so again. His show is always different and very worthwhile. And by the way, the people sitting at my table who had never seen him before were in shock…not knowing if his stories were real or not. But we who knew him assured them it was so, and they laughed harder than us. He’s great.”
Janet K., Quilter