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Seeing alters the thing that is seen and transforms the seer.
James Elkins


How do you like your Critique Cheat Sheet?

Have you posted it somewhere close to where you create your art?

I really encourage you to make some art and send it out into the big wide world! What do you have to lose? I sincerely mean it - what will you actually lose if you share your unique vision with a wider audience?

Grab a pencil and write it all down. Make a list of all the worst things that could happen. Now, is it any worse than where you are right now? Probably not. Are those things any worse than where you are with your creative journey right now?

Now write down all the very BEST things that could happen. Imagine me right there with you, cheering you on, waving my arms around like a madwoman and shouting out "YOU CAN DO THIS!!!"

Now - go!
Find inspiration in the world around you!
Be inspired, and create your very own unique kind of beauty!

(If you didn't get the cheat sheet in your last email you can download it here.)

What's Lyric up to?

I'm fully immersed in a huge project, getting the Academy for Virtual Teaching up and running. Our first mini-workshop is now open for registration. If you are interested in learning what it takes to teach online, please sign up HERE.


I'd love to have you join me
for this live class!

Public Enrollment for Playful Portraiture

Saturday July 17th, 10-4pm Eastern
Live 6hr virtual class with Gotham Quilts
Click here to Register

The following calls for entry focus on shows that feature art quilts and textiles. You can find further dates at
Listings include entry deadline, Name of show, URL, exhibit/shipping dates


Jul 5, 2021 (SAQA WA)
Minding Color (LaConnor WA)
Aug 4 - Oct 31, 2021
July 23, 2021
Annual Quilt Nihon Exhibition (Japan)
July 1 - 23, 2021

July 31, 2021 (SAQA Global)
Words Fail (Virtual Gallery)
Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2021

July 31, 2021 (SAQA Global)
sustainABILITY (Lowell, MA)
Sept 1 - 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 (SAQA SoCal, NV)
Domino Effect (San Diego, CA)
Jul 31 - Sep 26, 2021 (ship+show)
July 31, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Movement (Colorado)
Aug and Sep 2021 (online)
July 31, 2021 (SAQA)
Words Fail (Virtual)
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2021
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