Category Archives: Creativity + Inspiration

Inspiring Artists: Celebration of Craftswomen 2011

Over the weekend I attended the Celebration of Craftswomen in San Francisco, the largest women’s fine crafts show in the United States (according to their promotional materials, anyway). The event featured more than 160 craftswomen in such specialties as ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather and metal goods, woodworking, fine art painting and photography, and more. […]

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Inspiration: Anya Ayoung-Chee

Have you been watching Project Runway? I’ve been so impressed by contestant Anya Ayoung-Chee, who learned to sew just four months before starting the season. Of course she had construction and tailoring issues — who didn’t?! — but her point of view, positive energy and generous spirit carried her all the way to the finale […]

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For the love of art: Wisdom from Herb & Dorothy

Today, I’d like to offer hearty congratulations to my friends over at Herb & Dorothy 50×50! They met and surpassed their fundraising goal last night, four whole days early. Thanks to everyone who contributed and/or ensured that word of this great new documentary film got out. I am very thankful for your support. Over the […]

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What we know vs. what we do

I was feeling yucky for a lot of October. First, I had a cold, then I was tired all the time, and then I progressed to the full-on blahs and mehs…and I had no idea why. There was no clear reason for my feelings and I’m a gal who likes reasons. Then I realized: I […]

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The power of passion & love: My interview with Megumi Sasaki

Recently, one of my Playing Big sisters introduced me to Herb & Dorothy, an award-winning and beautiful film about art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki. The Vogels acquired a large and prestigious collection of minimalist and conceptual art, using just their modest salaries as a postal worker and librarian. They had […]

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