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Cookiepuss and Impending Shop Updates

The art studio has been in utter chaos for imagine my relief when just yesterday I finally organized all of it. Wool, paints, canvas, sketch books, Sculpey, clay, art paper, oil pastels. The whole lot of it in one gorgeous array of possibility now lines my floor-to-ceiling studio shelves. Do you know what this means? Oh, inspiration!

Cookiepuss the cat watched on...only slightly disturbed from his sleep...

In the coming week or so I'll be unveiling a whole bunch of interesting and arteresting (tee hee) projects and Woolnimals. I'll be blogging more here again too.

Happy New Year! May this be the best yet!


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