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Conrad’s Christmas Sweater and the Perils of Procrastiknitting

About a month before Christmas, I decided that it was time to knit Conrad a sweater. I’ve never made him any kind of clothing  and I had no idea what to get him, so it seemed like the perfect solution. I thought I’d have plenty of time to get the whole thing done in time for Christmas.

Fast-forward four months and hundreds of knitting hours later and it’s finally finished!

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[Guest Blog] Daily Practice, Self Care, Craft and Clay: 365 Days of Cups

Last June, I decided to make a cup for every day of the year.

WHAAAAA A CUP??? YASSSS, 365 days of cups!

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Let’s rewind. I am a community artist and ceramic artist in Baltimore. I make things outta clay, most of the time with people as a way to build community.

I KNOW AWESOME, RIGHT?

Totally. Except. It’s a whole lotta giving. Don’t get me wrong- I absolutely love creating opportunities for folks to make and create and this is my job!

But the thing is- sometimes it leaves me like a bag o’ clay left open: dry, hard and in need of some serious rehydration.

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Look What I Made: First Embroidery

Although I’ve always loved the idea of embroidery and over the years I’d tried my hand at it, I rarely gave it a real effort due to my belief that I have no artistic ability. Then, a few months ago I decided to try it again. So I picked up my hoop, needle, and thread, and went for it.

This is the final result:

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While I’m a little embarrassed to post this piece, I want to show where I started. It’s not perfect or breathtaking, but it gave me the confidence to keep working at my embroidery and I’m slowly getting better. I’ve now finished several other pieces and slowly gotten better at it. I’ll be posting my finished products to show my progress with this relatively new craft (for me).