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For two weekends in November, 2017, Heron Studios celebrates its 20th year of making art in historic Rockdale, a hamlet in Aston, PA that was home to the early industrial revolution in America.    Join us on November 10th, from 6-9 for our opening party.  The studios will be open to the public on November 11th,12th, 18th and 19th  from 11 am to 5 pm. Share this:ShareLinkedInGoogleTwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading…

This is our first year doing the Chester County Studio Tour.  We are Studio 52 in Chadds Ford, PA    Looking forward to meeting lots of artists and collectors!  Chester County Studio Tour Stop By Studio 52 at the Chester County Studio Tour Share this:ShareLinkedInGoogleTwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading…

Out of the blue I received an email from a writer at Victoria Magazine about a month ago. Cynthia Constantino had found my profile on TAFA List (Textile and Fiber Arts), an online community of artists who work with fabrics and fibers. She wanted to do a story on my work for the Entrepreneur blog, so I did the interview, and today, November 17th, her article was published. This is …

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Once a year we open our studios to the public for a show and sale.  Join us this year to see our latest work in painting, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, fashion accessories, fiber art,  hand made ukuleles,  and mixed media.  Support your local artist entreprenuers this year with a handmade gift for someone you love.    Come Visit our 1830’s Textile Mill filled with art and music!  739 Mount Rd  Aston …

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Here is an article that I wrote about production dyeing with natural dyes in  Miele Wet Cleaning Machine.  Turkey Red Journal keeps us up to date on the natural dye community.    The Miele Wet Cleaning Machine is an eco friendly commercial dry cleaning machine that is fully programable.  It allows you to define each section of the cycle to dye wool, silk, cotton, linen, even yarn shibori style with …

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Unplugged Ceremony Turn off your cell phones To me, great card design is about drawing lines that welcome you to participate in the moment.  I have found a graphic artist who creates downloadable cards that have revolutionized my life. Oak Atkinson is a talented commercial graphic artist.  For years she has designed greeting card templates and sold them on her website, tumbalina.com.  Recently Oak launched a specialty shop on Etsy that features wedding invitations, cards for bridesmaids and groomsmen, …

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Tiny plants establish themselves in glacial debris Akaroa New Zealand Ancient Lava Flow My mind’s eye floats away when I remember the primordial features of New Zealand’s land.  Life is still evolving on the two islands.  They sit on top of active volcanoes and two tectonic plates that are crashing into each other.  Mountains still grow higher, earthquakes reshape cities, lava covers and rebuilds the coastline.  The glaciers recede and …

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My Dream That brought me peace I can finally write about my past year, the days and long nights where the heart faces reality.  After losing our eldest son John Robert to a car accident on August 4, 2014, I could not talk or see anyone.  I was still in shock until recently.  But healing has begun and I feel good about life again. In November last year I decided …

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