September 3, 2010

Crafty author coming to the Library!

The Library brings in cool people all the time, of course, but this is the first time I have been super excited to meet an author. And it's not because I am a big fan who has read all her books. In fact, I hadn't even heard of her before. But more because I just can't get enough of hearing about people's creative journeys and processes. This is a big part of the reason I am addicted to the CraftSanity podcast.

I got a sneak peek at her book and it is beautiful! Lots of color and fabulous pairings of paper and fabric and sewing. A very interesting idea to me. She showcases a lot of different methods for altering the paper or fabric before using it to create projects.

Here's the official event description:

Stitch Alchemy: Combining Paper and Fabric for Mixed Media Art
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE

Kelli Perkins will demonstrate basic stitchpaper techniques from her book Stitch Alchemy, including weaving wonderment, inviting juiciness and casting chance. What happens when we open ourselves to serendipity and let go of pre-determined outcomes? As a mixed media artist, Kelli has had to learn to embrace happy accidents as she ventures into unknown territory. She’ll share what she does when inspiration strikes, what it means to be an art gypsy, and why fear is a natural companion to creativity. Free and open to the public.

So, any fellow West Michigan artists should mark their calendars for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 3 to be inspired by Kelli Perkins, author of Stitch Alchemy.

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