the Makerie (part 3): flavor

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perhaps the hardest part of writing about art retreats is trying to capture the true flavor of the experience. every one i’ve ever been to has been deliciously inspiring and energizing. yet, even the same retreat from year to [...]

the Makerie (part 2.1): workshops/teachers THIS year!

so, who’s teaching at this year’s Makerie? as usual it’s a lineup of talented makers that i’m beyond proud to be part of: helen dardik, rachel faucett, kristen fitzgerrell, jennifer mercede, mia semingson, and my pal rebecca ringquist! i can’t wait to meet these creative ladies and hopefully take one of their classes too. the [...]

the Makerie (part 2): workshops/teachers (last year)

arguably the most important draw for any art retreat is the roster of teachers and workshops, which change from year to year. surely you have artists, designers or bloggers that you follow and admire, and if you learn that they are teaching at one of these creative getaways, i’m willing to bet you won’t regret [...]

you've got time

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…or at least, that’s what i’m still telling myself! but then, i am chronically late, so you might not want to listen to me. i’m not making too many handmade gifts this year; it’s always a double crunch at this time of year since i do a series of holiday craft fairs in november/december, which [...]

paper doll

when i moved up to the Hudson Valley from NYC in 2009, i knew exactly 2 people who lived up here, and wondered how i’d ever make new friends since my plan was to become a complete hermit. i also wondered if i’d ever be able to find *my* kind of people… makers, artists, oddballs… [...]

intuitive lens

Intuitive Lens with Thea Coughlin from Squam on Vimeo.

people tell me all the time that they wish they could go to Squam. and i always say that i wish everyone could go, because it is such a magical, transformative experience. well, here’s a way you can get a taste of the magic without having to [...]

design (and MAKE!) your own clothes this summer!

1. my first dress, 2. Blue skirt for length, 3. Basic shirt, 4. Florence (Flossie Teacakes) – Ruffle Top, 5. Basic Pant – Design it yourself clothes, 6. P1100121, 7. DIY Kathy dress 3, 8. Drafting a T-Shirt, Take 2, 9. Kathy Dress, 10. Untitled, 11. Peter Pan Collar and Pintucks blouse, 12. Polka dot [...]

big news

at last! the cat is out of the bag! i am so happy to be able to shout far and wide about this project, which has been in the works (and under wraps) for nearly 9 months now. you may have already peeked at creativebug when i gave you the teaser the other day, but [...]

2011 in pictures: november

november is my favorite month! it contains my birthday AND my fave holiday. november is when i went to merry old England and met mr. smith’s family for the first time, and i can’t believe i STILL haven’t told you about that and shown you the pics yet. i’m saving them for [...]

on golden pond

can a dream really keep coming true over and over and over? i guess it can, because for the fourth time i had the good fortune of attending Squam Art Workshops two weeks ago. and every time it gets better. there is just nothing like spending 5 days on a glorious lake with 150 kindred [...]

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