Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson.
Bob Proctor
This is a difficult year. But there is much to be grateful for. We have eyes to see and even in small ways there is beauty all around us. I've spent time appreciating rainstorms, marveling at the miniature masterpieces that are each fallen leaf, and simply sitting with my family.
I'm so grateful for life and loved ones. 
I'm so grateful for you.
Three artworks, stitched leaves, by lyric kinard
Peace is not something you wish for;
It's something you make, something you do,
something you are, and something you give away.
Robert Fulghum
The more I find to be grateful for, in spite of our isolation and loneliness, the more peace I feel. Even the tiniest moment of gratitude can bring a moment of rest from the worry that we feel.

I wish peace for you.
split autumn leaves, art by lyric kinard

I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other.
Not just the people that are close to us,
but anybody who needs a helping hand.
I cant change the way anybody else thinks,
or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.
Charles de Lint
Because I am grateful for the life and health I have been given, I feel the continual need to reach out. There are those who are hungry, those without work, those without health, those without loved ones. Let's all do what we can to help make the world a better place.
Will you join me?
Let's make the world a better place together

This year 50% of my Black Friday Sale profits will be donated to NC Food Pantries.

All ONLINE COURSES are still 30% off through Monday night the 30th.


dichroic glass cabochons

All artwork, beading supplies, embroidery kits, and publications in my shop are discounted 15% through Monday night.

The discount will be automatically added to your cart, no code necessary.

beads and beading thread

I've added a boatload of beading supplies to the shop that I want to clear out. Bags of beads, collections of cabochons, grab bags of beading thread. All are at clearance prices, plus 15% off. And yes, 50% of all of it will go to NC Food Pantries. Help me help feed the hungry.


ad for your vision your voice retreat hand holding glasses and microphone

A guided Independent study retreat with Lyric Montgomery Kinard. Spend a week honing your voice and clarifying your vision as an artist in a thoughtfully supportive environment. 

You may choose to participate in daily thought topics, critique sessions, and design exercises with your classmates, or not. Lyric will be with you the entire time to give direction, feedback, and lots and lots of individual guidance and encouragement.

What you work on during this week is entirely up to you. Here are a few possibilities, but there are infinite options. Worksheets and a quick call with Lyric before the retreat will help you set goals for the week.

Work on a meaningful piece of art
Work on a series
Work through a series of design exercises
Work through ideas you've been wanting to explore
Work to understand specific Design Principles

There will be a very limited number of participants. Sign up now to reserve your spot.


Nov 30, 2021  Members Modern Quilt Guild
QuiltCon Together 2021  Virtual
Jan 25 - Feb 23, 2020 (ship+show)

Nov 30, 2020
Waiting (SAQA Virtual Gallery)
Jan 1 - February 28, 2021

Nov 30, 2020 (SAQA Global)
Light the World (France)
TBD 2021


Here is a list of the shows I could find to enter for November. This is, however, a hard time for venues and most shows have been cancelled. If you know of any shows to enter please let me know about them. You can find a list that covers the whole year at  It is not entirely updated but you can follow all of the links and check out future show information on your own.
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