Friday, January 1, 2010


The New Year is here and endless possibilities abound! We thought, what a perfect opportunity to share the words of wisdom provided by the artists and authors who so graciously agreed to participate in our interview series in 2009.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the past year. We wish everyone all of the best in 2010! Enjoy!

PAMELA ALLEN: In all you do, be fearless.

CATHERINE NICHOLLS: Don't sweat the small stuff.

LINDA KEMSHALL : Don't put things off. If you want to do something, why wait?

LAURA KEMSHALL: Do what you want to do and do it with conviction!

RAYNA GILLMAN: Do what you love because life is too short!

KIM THITTICHAI: I know it's a cliche` but ......... this is not a rehearsal !!!!!

MELANIE TESTA: Find your own creative center, explore motifs that really speak to you and
break all the rules while having lots of fun.

MAGGIE GREY: If it doesn't work, cut it up, weave it and stitch it on somewhere else.

ANGIE HUGHES: Don't think too hard - it doesn't change anything. Always carry a camera and sketchbook, eat when you're hungry, sleep when you're tired.

SUSAN ELSE: Play. Play hard.

LAURIE SWIM: Never hesitate to ask for something you want. You will never know the answer unless you do. If yes, you win. If it's no, you are then free to move on to the next thing.

SUSAN SHIE: Let little things make you happy. Don’t wait for some big goal to do it. Be happy every day, for all kinds of tiny reasons, and appreciate what you have, and share it with others.


  1. This is great stuff. I will print these to remind me on the down days.

  2. Thanks for this, and for having this beautiful blog. Reading it has given me a great deal of pleasure during this year and I look forward to more.

  3. Happy New Year Ladies! All the best and many more 2010 is here and we'll do our best for sure.


  4. All good things to remember. Thanks for the posting. Happy new year.

  5. Happy New Year!!!

    Great words - It is incredible how many quotes you got from your interviews. Great creative advice!!!

    Wishing you the very best in 2010.