My Artsy Side

Writing is my primary craft but I enjoy dabbling in other arts as well. I enjoy mixed media art using crochet, collage art and scrapbooking.

Crochet Art Examples

I enjoy creating crochet artwork and have participated in several group projects:

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I contributed to the Put a Ring On It collaborative crochet art project by Yarnbombing LA

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Contributed Granny Squares to CAFAM: Granny Squared at Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum

Submission for Papergirl SF 2012; I submitted both 3D crochet art and photographic manipulations of images of those 3D pieces – this is the latter.

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Contribution to 2011 Something in the Water eco-art project

Hyperbolic crochet art sculpture

Freeform crochet art collage

Art House Co-Op Projects

I’ve participated in a couple of the art projects by Art House Co-Op.

The Sketchbook Project 2011

AMLP: Photomobile 2012

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Encyclopedia of Work Spaces 2013

And Other Art Projects

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I have an ongoing series that I’ve been working on for several years called My Dangerous Life

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I frequently work on collage pieces, which I sometimes post on my personal blog Diary of a Smart Chick

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Every year I do a gingerbread house making party at my place for Christmas and try to create something original. What I made here is a two-unit live-work space with living roofs, a community garden and a heart-shaped meditation pond surrounded by meditating gummy bears.

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Crochet Saved My Life is my newest book. In it I share my own story of healing from depression through crafting. I also share the stories of 23 other women plus some research and anecdotal evidence that suggests that crochet has both mental and physical health benefits.

My Amazon Author Page

You can see my books and author bio on Amazon.