boro stitching

Hello!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I needed to take a break from my creative work. Funny though, I found that I missed cataloging my adventures. So, here I am with my newest crafting adventure, boro stitching. Google it. The images are so yummy!

I’ve been wanting to take this class with Jody Alexander for some time, but my schedule never matched. Jody is an artist, bookbinder, librarian, and teacher who lives and works here in my home town of Santa Cruz, California. Here is her current listing of classes.

I’ve taken her book binding class and fell in love with book binding all over again. Recently, she published a book with Blurb Books, The Boro Aesthetic: Books, Bags, Zakka and Zokin. Well, I couldn’t resist and it has been AWEsome! Here are some of my pages from the book I did following her easy step by step instructions.

 

I’m going to try a boro bag next. Drop me a line and let me know what have you been up to this week. I’m super interested in your crafting and adventures.

kyrrha

creative fridays and kelly rae

I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae Roberts in my art studio. Yes, you heard me. I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae.

Each Friday she sends out an unscripted video of herself creating some fabulous painting. The videos are anywhere from an hour to three hours. It has been a lot of fun. It’s like having her here in my studio and has spurred me to create more. She is down to earth, inspirational, and super funny. I love that she sings and even dances. She is an inspiration on being brave and doing what one loves.

Below is Kelly Rae in my studio.

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You can find out how to join us and about her unscripted videos here. Below are some photos of what I’ve created while watching and listening to her videos.

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This last week she had Flora Bowley join her in the studio. They are a hoot together. They each started with two canvases and then kept swapping. The end result was beautiful.

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What has inspired you this week? What have you been up to?

kyrrha