Monthly Archives: August 2009

Vision Board…

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Earlier this year, I came across an older post on Christine Kane’s blog or actually it might have been late last year, about starting YOUR own Vision Board.  Even if you don’t think a Vision Board will do anything for you, I encourage you to do one.

It was amazing to see alot of similar pictures ripped from some old magazines…that I had saved (some for years, and some while doing the vision board).

YOUR vision board doesn’t have to be seen by anyone else, you can keep it somewhere just for YOU, or you can have it pinned up for all to see in your studio.  I don’t have the wall space right now……one day when I have the garage renovated into a studio – I will have it up there.

I came across it again yesterday when I was looking for something else, after an upsetting phone call & then quick community meeting with a couple people…..I needed that re-affirming of MY VISION BOARD!!!

being a bad blogger….

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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I am sorry to be such a bad blogger…….I have been concentrating on working in my studio extra hard to get ready for the Highway 1 Studio Tour.  We have no idea how many people we’ll have come thru our studios, but I am preparing for LOTS!!!

If you are on Facebook, please join my STUDIO Fan Page.  I have just had a Fan T-Shirt drawing and will be having other activities on there soon.

This week, I will sending out another of My Creative Ramblings e-newsletter, if you are not already signed up to receive it, you can go HERE.  The sign up form is half way down the page.

Today, we were treated to Mom’s homemade doughnuts.  She wanted to do some baking yesterday, her first choice resulted in not all the ingredients, so she decided to make doughnuts.  Its been a long time since we’ve had them from her……they are so YUMMMMMY!!!

My first attempt with the Deconstructed Rubbings was not to my liking – I used cheesecloth, so today……finally I can get back to it.  I will use chiffon or organza as the screening (its curtain samples, so not sure the actual fabric as its up stairs in my studio and I’m down here).  Promise to take some photos…….I’ll even show the bad attempt with cheesecloth.

I am also washing alot of my stashed white on white fabrics that have been collecting dust for years……am going to either dye them or paint them so I can use them for backgrounds or backings.

We had to rescue all our apples on Sunday – the darn grackles started eating them.  They got to 9 of them, we picked every other one.  They tried one of the crabapples, but not to their liking.  We picked all of them also….LOVE eating them!

Decided to work on some small samples for the upcoming All the Ins & Outs of Free Motion Quilting Workshop with the Eyebrow Quilt Guild in October. Prepared all the sandwiches to do between art projects.  They will be seeing completed quilts and all these samples.

New Book to look forward to…..

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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This morning I received an email that “Good Mail Day” is going to be released Sept. 1st.  I am so looking forward to seeing what other artists have sent in!!!  This is all I’m going to show you…..You’ll have to buy the book!!!

Fabric Envelope

October Quilting Retreat

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Quilting Retreat – October 2 – 4, 2009
The Mainstay Inn, Riverhurst, Sask.
Phone: (306) 353-2077

$180 plus taxes.
The deposit of $50 (non-refundable).
Deadline for registering is August 31, 2009.
I will be presenting one of my Mystery Quilt projects.This one is 24 inches square that you can embellish with threads, beads and even paint. There is some pre-retreat cutting instructions so you will need to email for the SUPPLY LIST & pre-cutting instructions.

Would LOVE to have YOU join us!!!

Deconstructed Rubbings…

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Collected everything – TODAY is the day I’m going to play with this idea.

From the June/July Quilting Arts magazine – Linda Colsh‘s article about DeConstructed Rubbings.

This is my Elmer’s White Glue resist, its drying in the front porch – I’m sure it won’t take long to dry in these HOT temps. today.GlueResist for Rubbing