Blog — travel

We moved, Irma came and went, we're okay!

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I need to catch you all up! I want to get the blog back up and running, and things are finally settling down enough to get back to it... My little family moved back to Florida in May. When I say 'back', I must say that Florida is my home state. It's where I was born and my family has resided for the last 50 years. So, when husband got an offer, we packed up, left California, put an offer on a house from the 60's and moved to an island between two rivers near Florida's Atlantic coast. Lots happened...

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Insider Tips: Showing at Printsource

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Hello Blog Readers, Thanks for stopping by! We recently exhibited at Printsource NYC in January with my art collective, Finch & Foxglove, and I wanted to share with you my experience in case you're trying to figure out what tradeshow is best for your work. - Why Printsource? - Printsource NYC is known for having apparel industry buyers attend the show to purchase prints for upcoming collections. We have several artists in Finch & Foxglove who have great patterns for apparel, accessories, and home decor and we thought their work would be better served by exhibiting at Printsource (as an...

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Santa Barbara Map

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I'm still very new to this town, but here's my visual impression of the place so far... Lots of people doing stuff out in the open all the time.  Bright sunny days, beautiful vistas, lots to do with your family or on your own. Oh, and lots of great cycling.  Have you been to Santa Barbara? What were your impressions?

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Super Simple Patchwork Quilt WIP

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How do I deal with the stress of moving internationally?  I multitask like crazy, make lists, post stuff for sale... and do a simple patchwork quilt to deal with the need to do machine-like sewing and stash-busting. Saturday... 4.5" scrap squares that have been hanging around for a while later that day... sewn into strips and today! nearly done with the quilted top I still have five more rows to add, then sashing, then quilting!Lots of progress!  Hurrah for the feeling of pseudo-accomplishment!

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MATS Bootcamp Recap

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Another recap!  It's the end of the MATS Assignment Bootcamp unfortunately, and our last assignment was an editorial illustration.  We were given an article about digital nomad-ism and it felt pretty close to home. I am definitely a digital nomad.  I spend lots of my time traveling back and forth from Germany to the U.S., but also to other parts of the European continent while still maintaining contact with clients and working on personal projects.  I related so much to the advice in the article... it's all about wi-fi and connectivity. Traveling has been a constant in our lives, but...

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