Mandala Coloring Book – Behind the Scenes

November 21, 2017

Last weekend I was attending a belly dance show and had a couple of proofs of my latest book, Color Theory with Pencils & Mandalas.  This is the second book that I’ve teamed up with the talented graphic illustrator George Goncalves.  We began this project in June with a mission of developing a workbook that would […]

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Choosing the Right Social Media for the Right Project

November 19, 2017

When social media was fresh and new, our world grew smaller.  We could now have momentary chit-chats with friends around the world throughout the day.  We could share pictures of the momentous occasions and the small moments that shape our lives.  I hopped on the FaceBook bandwagon in 2009 and have spent nearly a decade […]

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Think Like A Designer: Step 2 – Costume Research

November 17, 2017

One of my frequently asked questions is, “How do you come up with ideas?” Well, the truth is that I am constantly filling my “creative pot.” Design isn’t just a single moment of inspiration. It’s a process that might begin with an indescribable eureka flash but requires a method to move from idea to a completed […]

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Bimble and Pimble – #Sewvember Challenge

November 16, 2017

This month I’ve been participating in a monthly challenge on Instagram.   The #BPsewvember challenge is hosted by Australian blogger, and avid seamstress with sass, Amanda.  You can check out her fun and informative blog here.  Throughout November, her friends and fans on Instagram are joining in the fun and sharing projects based on the prompts.   […]

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Who’s That Girl in Assiut? Yvonne Gall

November 15, 2017

As a collector of vintage images featuring entertainers wearing assiut, I am always thrilled and delighted when I find an image.  This lovely is the Parisian opera singer Yvonne Gall.  This lovely French opera singer was born in 1885 and studied her craft at the Conservatoire de Paris.  She performed professionally as an operatic soprano […]

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