2019 a boon

On to 2019: a boon, a blessing, a kindness

Boon: A good thing; a blessing or benefit; a thing to be thankful for. Kind; bountiful; benign. [also the woody portion of flax, interestingly and appropriately enough] I think most everyone I know feels about the same when it comes to 2018 – it’s been a weird, confusing, often stressful year with some bizarre twists and […]

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gift guide pt two plus self care

Holiday Gift Guide pt 2

This one’s a little different. Because we’re so close to Christmas, I’m going to focus on two things in this post: gifts that can get there in time, and gifts we can give ourselves as self-care during this stressful time. I think they’re both really important, and I want to make sure that while you […]

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gift guide fiber artists

A Holiday Gift Guide for Fiber Artists [part one]

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Three Ravens Studio Holiday Gift Guide for Fiber Artists, 2018 edition! I think that a large part of building community is making sure to bring your peers and community members along with you when you succeed, and to shine a light on the wonderful things they are creating and releasing into the world. I firmly […]

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small business everyday

Small Business Everyday

Patrons: We are nothing without you.   From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your business and support over this year and all the years before. You are the driving force behind what I do. Every blog post, every class taught, every colorway carefully developed and carded up… each necklace, plant pod, […]

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innovate not imitate

Be an Innovator

  Innovate, not imitate. That’s the key to success – in business, art, and life. Creativity can be sparked by imitation when one is learning something new, like a technique or how to use a new material. Imitation is a valid part of the learning process. However, creativity is ultimately muted by extended imitation – […]

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Progress Is Not Linear

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  “Progress isn’t guaranteed. It’s not inevitable. It’s something that has to be fought for.” – Barack Obama” Sometimes, to know how far you’ve come, you have to look to the past. The past isn’t someplace I like to spend too much time in, but I definitely like seeing my progress laid out in a […]

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