Lyric Montgomery Kinard
Does it feel like the elements in the painting's composition belong together, or are they separate bits that just happen to be in the same painting?
Marion Boddy-Evans
You know how it feels when you are working on your art and something just feels... off? You can't quite place your finger on it but you know it's not right. Sometimes you can figure it out, sometimes it is so frustrating that you walk away. It can be SO frustrating. Believe me, I know.
Seeing your work through a new lens helps you figure it out!
If you've taken any of my design workshops or heard my Elements of Art lecture or read my Art + Quilt book, you know how much I love talking about the Elements and Principles of ART. They aren't hard to learn and they can give us so much insight into the world around us as well as our own art!

If you step back for a moment, and simply describe each element, where it is placed, and how it is functioning in the work that has you stymied, sometimes that is all it takes to avoid the agony of artist's block.

I've created the

Just for You!

It's a two page PDF that you can download, print, and tack to your design wall or wherever you create. It's a quick list fo the Elements of art and what they are, and a reminder of how they are put together using the Principles of design. 

Click here to access your free PDF download

Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

Come Play With Me!

Enrollment is open to the public for the following
I'd love to see you there! 

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance
June 5 - 12
Elements and Principles of Art
The live class will happen over two Saturdays
with time for creating your artwork, with Lyric's feedback, during the week.

Minnesota Quilters Show online
June 10 Appli-Punto to Go, 3hr class
June 11 Abstract-A-Licious, 6hr class

Join me for Jump Start Your Art

The Live Play-Alongs let us have fun and engage a more with my Color Challenge series published in Quilting Arts Magazine. The next issue will be on newsstands soon!



Fridays at 3pm Eastern

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I'm trying my best to get do at least two or three per month
and I'd love to see you there!
You can see the play alongs and previous recordings on my YouTube Channel

The Start Your Art cards are optional,
but I do a little happy dance every time someone buys a deck!
You can purchase them HERE

Do you want to learn to teach online?

laptop with words The Academy for Virtual Teaching on the screen
I believe strongly in lifting others. I want to share the research I've done and all the things I've learned with you, so that you can bring your amazing teaching skills to a broader audience. And here's the bonus, with online teaching you can make more money with less work in the long run.

I'm building a community where teachers can help each other avoid the struggles with technology and the feelings of complete overwhelm trying to jump into the virtual world. The community will house mini courses as well as an intensive course designed to get you up and running in the Virtual world as quickly as possible, holding your hand every step of the way.
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It's SO EXCITING to see so many shows opening up!

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


June 1, 2021 (SAQA KY, TN)
Fabulous Fibers IV (Kentucky)
Aug 9 - Nov 29, 2021 (ship+show)
June 1, 2021
40th Annual Quilt Show & Competition (TN)
July 23 - Aug 2, 2021 (ship+show)
June 1, 2021 Registration of Interest open now
(symposium registrants only)
Auckland Quilt Symposium 2022 (Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ)
October 4-9, 2022
June 1, 2021 (SDA members)
From Confrontation to Catharsis
Images due July12 for print in SDA journal fall 2021
June 3, 2021
Tactile Architecture (IQF Houston, TX)
July 9, 2021 - January 2022 (ship+show)
June 3, 2021
Landscape Quilts (IQF Houston, TX)
July 9, 2021 - January 2022 (ship+show)
June 4, 2021
The Festival of Quilts 2021 (Birmingham, England)
July 29 - Aug 1, 2021
June 6, 2021
Pandemic, Life in Lockdown (IQF Houston, TX)
July 22, 2021 - January 2022 (ship+show)
June 6, 2021
Together in Unity (IQF Houston, TX)
July 22, 2021 - January 2022 (ship+show)
June 7, 2021
International Fiber Arts X (Sebastpol, CA)
July 24 - Sep 12, 2021 (shop+show)
June 7, 2021* (St. Charles, IL)
Uncommon Threads: Art-to-Wear Runway Show, boutique & luncheon
October 22 - 24, 2021
June 7, 2021
International Fiber Arts X (Sebastpol, CA)
July 31 - September 12, 2021
June 10, 2021
In The American Tradition (IQF Houston, TX)
July 9, 2021 - January 2022 (ship+show)
June 15, 2021 (SAQA NC/VA)
Let the Sun Shine In
Virtual until venues secured
June 15, 2021 (SDA members)
Earth Matters (Bemidji, MN)
Sep 3 - oct 30, 2021
June 15, 2021
Setting Sail The Brush Art Gallery, (Lowell, MA)
Jul 17 – Sep 20, 2021 (ship+show)
June 15, 2021 (SAQA VA NC)
Let the Sun Shine In!
TBD as venues are scheduled
June 30, 2021 (SAQA Europe/Middle East)
Orient Express
check website
June 30, 2021 (SAQA KS, MO, OK)
Spread Your Wings (Missouri)
June 30, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023
June 30, 2021
Wisconsin Quilt Expo – Alliant Energy Center (Madison, WI)
September 9 - 11, 2021

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