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  • Have you ever dreamed of quitting your day job to pursue your dreams? We hear about people doing this all the time. I find it nothing less than inspiring when people are actually able to do it, especially in the case of Mary Beth Shaw, also known as “Stencil
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  • Today's guest is mixed-media artist Gina Lee Kim, who has an article on mark-making with pens and watercolors in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors (May/June). She shares with us her story of how she was called to art after losing her mother, and how the circle of life has carried on as she
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  • In the Summer 2014 issue, we are all about traveling studios and making art while traveling. Meet four creative artists who have transformed trailers into their on-the-go art spaces, including cover artist Leoma Lovegrove. Learn how an old milk processing plant and an old school house became wonderful
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  • While looking through the newest issue of Studios (Summer 2014), I couldn’t help but notice one thing that several of the articles have in common—at least three of the featured artists credit their mothers for their creativity. While I wasn't looking for that link, it is fitting, since
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  • I'm big on intentions. Whenever a new project comes up at work, at home, or in the studio, I ask myself and others involved: What's the goal? It might not be related to numbers in any way (secret: I'm a closet math nerd), and it might be just to get an hour to myself, but knowing why I'm
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  • Get inspired with an art studio featured in the Spring issue of Studios. Hint: the space is a 19th-century former wagon house.
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  • In a couple of weeks, it will be 10 years since I was hired to be a midwife to a new magazine with a cool name: Cloth Paper Scissors .
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  • National Craft Month is the perfect time to give and receive new craft tools, materials, and organization supplies to use in your craft room or art studio.
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  • In this free eBook, Making Art to Wear: 4 Free Mixed-Media Designs for Wearable Art Clothing and More , you'll find four wearable art ideas you can adapt to suit your style--or that of your favorite artist.
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  • For the Spring 2014 issue of STUDIOS , we're talking all about repurposing! We'll show you amazing repurposed studios in a former wagon house, sausage factory, garage, farmhouse, and more. We'll also introduce you to Elisa Cavani, an Italian designer who transforms abandoned objects into
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  • Can you create a cute, functional art or craft studio for less than $100? You bet you can. Take, for example, Rebecca Wisor.
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  • I've often thought of painting a bold design on a feature wall in my home. Lately I've been intrigued by the big-stencil wall treatment trend. But my need for variety stops me: what if I don't like it six months from now?
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  • The return to standard time has made it clear to me why most major winter celebrations--Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Solstice, and so on--feature light in some form.
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  • In the Winter 2014 issue of Studios magazine, our focus is on making the most of limited spaces! We'll introduce you to four table options that will fit in a creative space of any size and fit your organizational and storage needs. We'll also show you amazing studio setups for bedrooms, a shed
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  • We've been touring art schools with our daughter Meredith, a high school junior. So far, we've been to a large well-known college and a tiny obscure one. One thing that has struck me is that the level of creativity and the quality of the facilities seems about the same.
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  • My daughter is a big fan of Steampunk style , so when I saw an invitation for a Steampunk event at a nearby museum, I signed us up.
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  • In the Fall 2013 issue of Studios, we challenged our readers to upload photos of their creative spaces for the chance to win some pretty cool prizes. Over the space of a month, photos poured in from all over the world, and members of the Studios community
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  • I was browsing Facebook last night when I spotted a post by mixed-media artist Jane LaFazio "I love my magazines but they are taking over my studio. Suggestions?"
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  • Do you know of any upcoming Open Studio events or other similar art happenings occurring in the United States between December 2013 and December 2014? If so, we'd love to hear about them! Simply click here to share your event with us. All you have
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  • Do you have a creative space that you're just itching to spruce up? Is there a room you could convert into your dream studio if you only had the right furniture? If the answer to either of those questions is "Yes," then we have just what
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  • You've heard of the little black dress? You know, the garment that you can dress up or dress down to suit the occasion? Well, let me introduce you to the versatile white cube--the perfect solution to your art studio organization dilemmas.
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  • Don't miss this exciting issue of the all-new Studios magazine! Our new studio features are even bigger and better, with fun photos and helpful captions. We've also added a new photo story feature, a color story, a before and after feature, and more! So if you're a creative type or just aspire
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  • Here's a quick and easy idea for an art studio floor covering: Paint a rug.
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  • You may be well-prepared for having your kids home all summer, but it always sneaks up on me. I know it's probably just denial, but every year it seems like one minute everyone has a schedule and a place to be, and the next minute I'm scrambling for ways to keep the girls occupied between camp
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  • So, it's official: our eldest has moved out of the house to her own apartment. Now, in this day and age, I won't be surprised if she moves back after college. But in the meantime, her sister and I are turning her room into an art studio .
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  • As I hope you already know, we recently launched Craft Daily , a fun and educational website where you'll find more than 100 hours of full-length craft video workshops and tutorials from world-class instructors on beading, crochet, jewelry, knitting, mixed media, quilting, sewing, spinning, and weaving
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  • When my husband and I want to amuse our children, we tell them about life in the "Dark Ages" of technology, when phones were tethered to the wall and video was non-existent.
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  • Don’t miss the Summer 2013 issue of Studios! Featuring the work spaces of more than 20 painters,quilters, printmakers, potters, jewelry makers, and sewists, this collection is sure to inspire.
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  • I recently completed a flurry of art projects. After congratulating myself on my productivity, I turned around to look look at my home studio , and wondered, "Who made this huge mess?
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  • A blog is an excellent tool for sharing your artwork, building a community, growing your art business , and strengthening your brand. However, a poorly done blog can be worse than no blog at all, says artist and cyber-savvy blogger Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
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  • Today I’m writing this blog from our PAGES vol. 3 photo shoot. We have tables filled with fun props to choose from. Each of us brought goodies from our studios in boxes, bags, tackle boxes, and backpacks. Interestingly, we ended up with a lot of books
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  • In this eBook, The Business of Art: 4 Free Articles on Starting and Promoting Your Art Business , we've collected the wisdom of four artists who have been successful in the art business realm. These savvy artists offer blogging tips and advice on how to use Etsy, how to price your art, and how to
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  • You may remember how my daughter and I are planning to share our creative space ? Well, Meredith's got our home studio all figured out. For one of her classes, she had to sketch her ideal workspace, and she made the drawing you see here.
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  • Here's a twist I wasn't expecting: As I set about turning my older (college age) daughter's room into a sewing and craft studio , my younger daughter has informed me she not only wants to share it, she wants to have a say in how we arrange it.
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  • If thoughts of Spring have you longing for fresh color combinations and new thoughts on organizing your creative space, the latest edition of Studios magazine, with an inside look at over 20 studios, is the place to start! Inside this inspiration-packed edition, you will. . .
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  • There's a great scene at the beginning of the movie "James and the Giant Peach." (Actually, there are a lot of wonderful scenes, but this one is key to the story.) James and his parents are on the beach looking at cloud formations and when James doesn't perceive something his parents
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  • Beginning a new year often means rethinking the spaces we occupy. Whether it's your home, office, or your studio, the new year frequently inspires change. Or maybe it's the cold weather and staying indoors that makes us want to spice things up
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  • Re-organizing your art studio at this time of year —a mong the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the cerebral fog of too many cocktails or sugarplum sweets, and the craziness of trying to get a slew of handmade projects created for gifts and décor — may seem like a silly idea. Wouldn't
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  • If you lack an art studio and consequently play with wet media in the kitchen or dining room, you are in luck. You have easy access to culinary you can use in your artwork. Here are three mark-making ideas that will spice up your watercolor painting. All use supplies from the kitchen.
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  • Some say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. In my art studio , good intentions lead to Christmas, at least in years past. But last year, I decided to get more organized, so that I don't end up finishing handmade gifts in the car on the way to my sister-in-law's house. Ha-ha. (No
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  • Explore tree houses, wet studios, multi-use craft spaces, and more in Studios Winter 2012! This issue reaffirms that people are just as imaginative in finding work spaces as they are in creating art. In this exciting issue, you will...
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  • Have you ever opened a copy of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and wished you could see your own artwork and techniques featured inside? Well, wishing won’t make it so, but there are steps you can take to improve your chances. And I'm going to
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  • Every year at back-to-school time I think, this is the year I will get everyone in my home organized. Every year but this year. This year, I didn't even try. The remaining child at home will be 16 in a few days and my husband and I have been married almost 23 years. If I haven't been able to
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  • A few years back I picked up a vintage metal shelving/cabinet at a yard sale. I love the glass doors and the fact that I can post notes to myself on it with magnets. Hubby dutifully hung it on my art studio wall and it stored fabrics and supplies for a couple of years.
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  • Don't miss the adventure offered in Studios , Fall 2012! Travel around the world with articles that feature silkscreening in Bali, designing in Rome, and creating with encaustic on Orcas Island!
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  • A few years ago, my husband and I got the idea to paint the risers of our back stairs. We took leftover paint from every room on the first floor and alternated the colors. We thought it was a fun and creative addition to the house. We were pretty proud of ourselves. But then I saw Melanie Royals's
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  • In our new free eBook, Art Studio Organization: Ideas and Projects for Storage, Design, and Decorating Your Art Studios , you'll find craft organization ideas, art studio storage ideas, and art studio design tips from designers and the editors of Studios magazine.
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  • A couple of weekends ago I spent the better part of two days sorting through the stuff in my home studio. By Sunday evening I emerged with a feeling of accomplishment: everything within the room had been sorted and stored in categories and I had two worktables cleared and ready for action.
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  • School vacation always seems to sneak up on me. For some reason, regardless of how many end-of-the-year concerts I go to, no matter how many times the seniors speed past my house honking their horns in celebration, when mid-June arrives I am always scrambling around to find easy crafts to make that will
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  • Take a visual vacation through 25 studios in the gorgeous summer issue of Studios . Throughout this 148-page special issue, you'll explore the studios of jewelry and fabric designers, a glass artist and cartoonist, quilters, and fiber artists! Plus, gain organization knowledge from the experts!
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  • Not that I want to make excuses or anything, but I think it's very hard for a mixed-media artist to have an organized and tidy studio. First, there are so many different categories of tools and supplies to keep track of. Second, by definition, you're apt to use a variety of these tools and supplies
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  • When you're an artist you want to announce it to the world. So why not make art to wear? In this free eBook Making Art to Wear: 5 Free Mixed-Media Designs for Wearable Art and Steampunk Jewelry , we'll show you how to make mixed-media jewelry and art to wear on your head, wrist, neck, and ears
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  • I've written before about the benefits of working among artsy people who can give you feedback and advice on your art. I especially rely on Jenn Mason for critiques on my collage projects .
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  • As my girls have grown, the nature of "art studio time" at our house has changed. When they were little, half the fun (for them) was making a mess and the other half was exploring the visual and tactile sensations of playing with paint, glue, and clay. Now, they're both into drawing, jewelry
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  • May is right around the corner. On my personal calendar that means ramping up for my local Open Studios if you haven’t been to an Open Studios event before check out Cate Prato our Online Editor’s helpful post . There is so much to do between helping
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  • Twenty seven artists invite you into their studios to share diverse viewpoints, offer sound advice, and dazzle you with inspiration in Studios, Spring 2012.
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  • Last month our town and the neighboring one held an open art studio tour. The stops included a watercolor artist, a woodworker, a mixed-media jewelry artist, a potter, and many others.
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  • A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I had decided I had enough paper and other ephemera and I was going to weed out my stash . . . until I discoveredRebekah Meier's fusible paper method.
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  • Problem: You want a studio floor that you don't have to worry about ruining, but one that also has some style. And costs next to nothing.
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  •   I am packing my bags, loading an extra copy of my Powerpoint presentation, and looking for my sunglasses, all in preparation for my trip to Anaheim to attend CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association Show). This Saturday I will be helping to judge the
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  • When I first moved to Boston from the Midwest to go to graduate school, my mom was worried. The big bad city seemed like a very dangerous place to her, a suburban housewife from a small town. So I promised her I wouldn't go anywhere alone after dark.
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  • So, you have a new toy and a million apps to consider, where do you start? Good news, you can start with a few of your favorite things…(beware, I’m going to channel Julie Andrews here) Found paper ledgers and bright colored layers, Artist interviews and
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  • Here's a newsflash: my art studio needs another overhaul. Six to nine months seems to be as long as I can go without a major clean-up and re-organization.
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  • When we moved to our new (old) house, one of the things I was most excited about was having the room to put up a "mom tree" for Christmas. You know, the kind of stylized tree that has a theme and the ornaments are placed just so, rather than the higgledy-piggledy the family tree.
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  • Embark on a studio tour that takes you to four countries and invites you to see 24 diverse studios. Anna Maria Horner graces our cover and invites us into her new sewing salon. She also shares her tips on designing workspace and making it function as family space at the same time. Meet the art directors
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  • Over a year ago I asked readers to help me decide where I should located my studio: in the attic room my husband had painted and organized with shelves for me, but that was overheated in the summer and freezing in the winter, or the "tea room" on the first floor, the would-be parlour that had
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  • Fabulous fabric designer Anna Maria Horner and I have never been in the same room together, but I have known her for years. We were first introduced about five years ago when mixed-media artist and author Cheryl Prater sent me a link to Anna's blog with the notation: "She's Greek."
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  • Our DIY kitchen expansion has so far yielded many treasures. A cache of small toys like Lincoln logs, marbles, and rubber babies; teal and yellow linoleum tiles from the 1959 redo; a tiny, perfectly preserved and complete skeleton of a mouse; and an extra door.
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  • This 148-page issue marks the debut of a dazzling new department, “Studio Styles.” Our mission is to celebrate good design in any price range, offer suggestions on how to personalize your studio, and encourage you to live creatively with what you love. In search of design advice we went straight
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  • When we moved into our current home six years ago, we went from having three closets in the entire house to one where the family bath alone had two built-in shelving and drawer units. I was so thrilled to have a linen closet and plenty of shelves to store all the personal care supplies of three females
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  • Over the course of the years I worked on Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazine, I've seen hundreds of artist studios. Each one was unique. But as I read the narratives of artists eager to open their studio doors to our readers, certain themes repeated.
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  • When it comes to organizing her art studio, Lynn Krawcyzk has the right idea. She knows it's going to get messy, but she has it arranged in such a way that she can restore order in half an hour.
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  • With one daughter headed back to college later this month and another going into high school, I am about to go into to back-to-school organization overdrive. Not for their stuff. For me.
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  • If the Nielsen TV ratings people ever put a microchip in my family's remote, they would immediately get a bead on our personalities. My husband's favorite channels are all related to history, science, or sci-fi. My younger teen seeks out so-called reality shows about emergencies, disasters, and
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  • I have a confession to make. In last Friday's blog post I wrote about how, after a flurry of creating, my craft studio was covered in piles of fabric scraps. I then talked about how I would have to tidy everything up when I returned from vacation, noting that I enjoy neatening my fabric stash because
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  • "I'm so bored." Now there's a lament anyone who's around children is bound to hear over the next several weeks. But let's face it: boredom happens in the studio, too.
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  • Pssst! Over here. I have some inside information for you. Don't tell anyone, but I'm privy to the some of the contents of the Fall issue of Studios, even though it hasn't even gone to press yet. Ooh, you're going to love it. I was able to smuggle out a couple of photos to give you a sneak
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  • We had a blast at CREATE in Costa Mesa, California. If you were not able to get there, you should really try to make it to CREATE in Chicago, August 24-28, 2011 . After leaving Massachusetts and MANY days of gloom and rain, it was nice to be in sunny
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  • The votes are in! Nearly eighty avid fans entered the 2011 Fiberarts Readers' Choice Studio Contest , sharing images of — and reflections about — their special creative spaces from reclaimed closets to sprawling lofts. We were thrilled
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  • A while back we asked readers some questions about Studios magazine to get an idea of where we were on the right track and where we might make adjustments. One of the questions we asked was whose studios you most wanted to see. Many of the answers weren't that surprising: the names of some of the
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  • The Summer 2011 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios is full of bright, cheerful creative spaces with loads of tips and tricks for making your studio an efficient, inspirational space. In this 148-page magazine, we have a special focus on mothers and daughters creating together. Some share a creative
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  • Studios , Spring 2011 is 148 pages that features designer and TV makeover show host Ty Pennington's new studio and also focuses on creative storage solutions. The Spring 2011 issue of Studios features an artist on the cover for the first time: designer and TV makeover show host Ty Pennington! Ty
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  • Winter Studios will show you real-life art and craft studios that function beautifully in tight spaces and give you tips on how to maximize your available space as well. Enjoy the beautifully photographed and inspiring studios of 28 quilt and mixed-media artists including: Catherine Thursby, Janice Avellana
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  • Guess what? We have a new editor for our popular Studios magazine. Beginning with the Fall 2011 issue, being prepared now, author, mixed-media artist, and teacher Linda Blinn will take over the helm. With my exciting new duties here as your not-so-humble editor of Cloth Paper Scissors Today , it was
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  • Marci's first balanced brocade loom weaving Linger (2007; 26" x 16" ) with detail right. I w as so inspired by the Weaving Innovations theme of the Spring 2011 issue of Fiberarts, I thought it would be fun to share my very first weaving
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  • It's spring, time for nesting. Coincidentally, our staff has just moved into a new office space. We have a bit more elbow room here and, being a creative bunch, we all immediately began feathering our little corner of the nest right along with the robins outside out windows.
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  • Hey folks, don't you all just love a giveaway? And the responses were terrific, too. Looks like there will be a lot of creating going on in your studios AND in your gardens this spring. I'll get to the winners in a moment. . . ...but as you are
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  • My kids love it when I tell people, "I married a vampire." Not that my husband is afraid of silver crosses or looks like Robert Pattinson. But he hates the morning light. In our former home I had to install room-darkening shades to keep the sun out of the bedroom. When we moved, he convinced
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  • The Spring 2011 issue of Fiberarts is on its way to subscribers and newsstands now. This issue explores the exciting theme of Weaving Innovations, with a special focus on sculptural objects created with handspun yarn. The brilliant cover image features
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  • Daylight Savings Time cannot come soon enough for me, and fortunately, it's only a week away: Sunday March 13 here in the U.S. To celebrate, the Studios crew is offering three very nice giveaways. The first comes courtesy of our friends at Daylight
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  • You don't have to be a star, baby, to be in our show. In other words, you don't have to be a household name to submit an article idea for publication or a concept for one of our video productions. We're looking for fresh, current ideas and new twists on old ones, whether you're an established
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  • I am an early adopter. I love tech gadgets. I’m on my second iPhone, I had one of the first video iPods and years later I was on the geeky waitlist for the 3G iPad. I read Wired magazine faithfully and I’m online all of the time. Paint however
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  • Giddy. Giddy, I tell you. That's how I felt when I arrived at our first CREATE retreat last year and the stars came out. There I was, standing at my Studios booth in the store and display area, and one by one, artists I felt I knew--but I had never met--wandered in.
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  • Oh my gosh, what great ideas you all have for Ty's fabric! And, methinks you also have some ideas for Ty, if you get my drift. QueenKatherine, you are the winner! Send your snail mail address to me at cprato@interweave.com and I will send you the
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  • No, we're not giving away Ty Pennington. We're giving away some of his very cool fabrics. But first, a little about Ty. When the TLC reality show "Trading Spaces" first debuted, I was an immediate convert. I loved the concept of neighbors decorating each other's rooms in two days
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  • Sara Hansen Assistant Editor, Fiberarts Happy winter! As the new assistant editor for Fiberarts, it’s my pleasure to share highlights from our current and upcoming issues and news from the world of fiber. One of my favorite articles in the Fiberarts
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  • Marci Rae McDade is the editor of Fiberarts. Welcome to the new Fiberarts Focus blog! In print for over thirty-five years, Fiberarts is the world's leading textile arts publication, covering the best and most interesting work in basketry, knitting
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  • Did you know you could find us on Facebook? (ClothpaperscissorsMAG) We’ve been having a lovely discussion over the past year about everything from art prompts to cars, studios to art retreats. In a recent post, I asked our Facebook friends for their art
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  • Forget about spring cleaning. One of the best times to get organized is when you’re setting your goals, and there’s no better time to do that then the beginning of the new year.   New use for an old trunk by Victoria Grobels.   While flipping
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  • Do you have a cure for this recyclable? I was peeling the labels off these (and several other) medicine bottles this morning in preparation for tossing them in our recycling bin when I thought, surely there is a good use for them? So I brought them in
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  • When you combine business with pleasure, sometimes it's hard to tell which is which. That was the case a couple of weeks ago when I flew out to Colorado a few days before a business conference at our Loveland offices, in order to visit with family
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  • I've been watching and thoroughly enjoying the new, modern, Sherlock Holmes episodes on PBS "Mystery." I can't quite put my finger on what makes this version so wonderful, aside from great acting and writing, but it could be that Dr
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  • “I Ran Out of Coasters” What would you call it? You’ll never guess what this is! Would you believe that it’s an eco-friendly, wall-mountable electric space heater? This is a piece that I painted for a feature in Cloth Paper Scissors
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  • In 2011, I want to work with more mixed-media jewelry.  I know, I know, January is the month for writing resolutions and I’m sure I’ll be working on them then as well, but sometimes new projects need a little pre-planning.And, for the same reasons
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  • I nternational Quilt Festival/Houston, here we come! Save the date: November 4 ­­– 7, 2010 It’s that time again! Quilts Inc. and the publishers of Cloth Paper Scissors ® magazine are proud to bring you Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors®
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  • What a fun weekend. Half the time I was checking in with and adding to the Virtual Studios Tour . Thank you to everyone who opened their studio or visited them! The rest of the time I was visiting my daughter at college for Family Weekend. While attending
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  • Here's a list of the studios on our Virtual Open Studio Tour, October 15-17 . As I get more links in, I'll add them to this post. Keep watching every day as we add the links, then enjoy a desktop tour filled with great artists and studio ideas
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  • Four times a year I am haunted by the same thought: so many great studios, so little magazine space. Even after expanding Cloth Paper Scissors Studios to 148 pages this year, there are never enough pages to show all the great studios out there. However, to paraphrase an old gelatin dessert ad, "There's
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  • Meet Ann Wood and her whimiscal creatures. Learn easy faux silkscreaning and try our paper and plaster pumpkins. Experiment with Steampunk style earrings and play with texture and layers. Create a painted fedora with the Crafty Chica and celebrate the Day of the Dead with Michael deMeng. Take a look
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  • Who among us does not think they might be a more creative, productive, or successful artist if only they had more space? Or more storage? Or someone to clean up after them?
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  • I swear my studio has a ghost. You know, like when a sheaf of papers inexplicably slides off the table and scatters on the floor. Or when you know you put the glue cap down on the table just a second ago, and when you turn back, it's not there? Sure
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  • Enjoy the beautifully photographed and inspiring studios of 30 quilt and mixed-media artists including: Deidre Adams, Pamela Allen, Seth Apter, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Gene Black, Tristan Blakeman, Annie Cesarz, Dayna J. Collins, Judith Content, Nancy Eha, Kaffe Fassett, Mary Hettmansperger, Teresa Kogut
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  • This Just In Whether it’s a product, a tool, or a storage item, we have all used our things in imaginative ways to help make our art spaces or our art our own. A child’s lunchbox repurposed to corral ribbons, a vintage hutch storing paints
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  • The summer calendar is filling up fast! And one not-to-be-missed event is the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, July 23-25 (Preview Night July 22). Yes, it is a quilt show, but mixed-media artists would be totally remiss to overlook
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  • A remarkable thing has happened since I reorganized and moved my studio space (documented in the Summer 2010 issue of Studios ): whenever I need something, I know right where it is.
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  • This 148-page special issue features 30 outdoor and indoor studios, including a garage-turned-art-shed, a studio where they artist draws the architectural details right on the walls, and a candy-colored dye studio. Get an inside look at three studios makeovers, including our Editor's home studio
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  • Learn how to make mixed-media pendants with musling. Read about Susan Lenart Kazmer's love of found objects and jewlery. Discover new ideas for Guerrilla Art. Travel to Paris with the Oiseaux sisters. Get the basics on metal embossing. See the results of our "Pendant Swap" Reader Challenge
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  • Digital cameras and photo-imaging software have made it quite easy to take pictures and distribute them on blogs, social media, and even print magazines. But perhaps you sometimes wonder why some people's pictures come out clear, sharp, and colorful while others--maybe yours?--look dark and fuzzy
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  • T he Summer 2010 issue of Studios won't even be on newsstands until May 18, but we've already had such great feedback that I feel like celebrating. People who now have the copies they pre-ordered from the Interweave Store have been raving about
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  • Studios is now on Twitter! You can follow us for news, tips, tricks, and the occasional treat at StudiosMagazine . I'd like to share something that I discovered while on vacation last week: The power of puttering. In each issue of Studios , we talk
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  • I love this time of year. I love watching the bulbs emerge from the cold earth. I love the random days of 70 degree weather amongst the drizzly days as April fades into May. Lots of exciting things are going on this time of year. My hometown Brookline
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  • We're sending the Summer 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios off to press this week and I am both excited and relieved. Excited because this is one of our most colorful issues, with a wide variety of studios and a lot of new features thanks
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  • Happy Friday to all! In six short days the International Quilt Festival will have Chicago buzzing. Lots of amazing quilts to see, vendors to visit and replenish your stash, and don't forget to take some time for Make It University! TM . We have some
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  • I'm pretty excited about how my new studio space came out. It's much more functional, and I got everything sorted, organized, and put away. I used a lot of your suggestions, plus ones from previous Studios issues. Thanks! I can't reveal the
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  • So, if you have too much paper, what do you do? Give it away, of course! I have 10 packets of papers--vintage, new, and found--for the lucky winners. What you see in the picture is just a sampling. Each packet will include at least 30 pieces. All you
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  • It's time to come clean. My "studio" has been a mess for more than a year. And not just a "middle of a project mess," either, but a "can't walk without tripping, can't find anything, bar the doors and call 'Clean
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  • The Spring 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios is our biggest one ever!
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  • Wow. When I set this giveaway challenge, I had no idea I would get so many different responses! They ranged from the spiritual to the practical. Frankly, just reading them makes me want to run to my studio and get started. Of course, everyone who mentioned
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  • It's about time we gave something away, isn't it? I'm very excited, because the in-house copies of the new, supersized issue of Spring 2010 Studios just arrived in our offices. Not only does Brenda Brink's sunny studio on the cover make
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  • I don't know about people who live in milder climates during the months of November through March, but where I live, in New England, this is about the time I start itching for Spring. It doesn't help that old Punxsutawney Phil always seems to see his chubby little shadow on Groundhog's Day
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  • Until July 2008, Meg McElwee was a Montessori teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Mexico. McElwee launched her sewing line, Sew Liberated, while living in Mexico and she now lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and son, Finn. She writes
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  • Fabric designer Melissa Averinos, whose studio graces the cover of the Spring 2009 i ssue of Studios , doesn't have a lot of room to work in. Her 10.5- by 23-foot space is not only narrow, it has two windows and three doorways. So, where to put a
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  • A lot of our readers and artists featured in Studios say they like clear storage, because they can see at a glance what's in it. You can find a wide variety of storage containers and systems at craft and organization specialty stores. But sometimes, the perfect storage container finds you. For example
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  • Hi everyone, In this episode of In the Studio with Cate, we address an email from Betty Anderson, who writes: I have tons of clippings/old mags/postcards/etc/etc/etc I'd love to see an article on organizing the small pieces of paper that are to integral to our art but a pain in the BUTT to store
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  • Tell me, does a messy studio stress you out, or is it a sign of a creative mind at work? Can you create better with everything out in the open and available, or when you have everything unneccessary to the task at hand put away, with clean open spaces in front of you?
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  • The Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Winter 2009/2010 issue focuses on lighting tips for all studios and features 20 beautiful and functional spaces for all your creative endeavors.
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  • Art-on-the-go; mixed-media painted and collaged squares; whimsical images: combine a photo, fabric, paint, stitch, and more; metal collage; watercolor travel journal; artful journaling with found papers; garage-turned-studio space; Life's a Beach challenge results; new columns Muse Flash and Homework;
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  • Combining copper with collage and painterly elements; Cheap & Chic; A rippin' approach to collage; mixed-media collage; whimsical sculptures; tell a story with fabric and ephemera; rusticating relics; Studios Sneak Peak; first ever cloth paper scissors calendar contest; opportunity quiltlets;
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  • Greetings! As busy as we all were at Festival (check out Pokey's photos), it's not surprising that the time just flew by and here we are back in Massachusetts (a bit tired but truly inspired). It was a great week! We thought we were coming back
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  • Mixed-media fabric collage; Use photographs to create original fabric paintings; Vintage Spoon Books; create colorful keepsakes; fiberart for a cause; collage & paint some comfy chairs; The anti-boredom solution for kids; constructing your dream house; Mixed-media "Tea Party" Challenge;
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  • Cloth Paper Scissors Studios is a special issue dedicated to creating beautiful and functional spaces for collage, mixed-media art, quilting, beading, jewelry making, knitting, crochet, and other fiber art.
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  • The Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Summer 2009 issue celebrates creating in the great outdoors and taking your art on the road. In addition to artist studios, we'll have special features on packing your art travel bag, stylish and practical products to help carry your supplies, favorite art retreats
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  • Cloth Paper Scissors brings you a special issue dedicated to creating beautiful and functional spaces for knitting, crocheting, fiber art, collage, mixed-media art, quilting, beading, and jewelry making.
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  • Dozens of tips for making the most of the space you have and green storage solutions.
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  • Extreme Studio Makeover ; Working with a Professional Organizer ; Top 10 Excuses for Spending Time in Your Studio; Super Storage Tips from Readers; Budget Storage Solutions; Paws & Effect, Pets in the studio; and a glimpse inside some of your favorite artists' creative spaces and much more..
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