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Guest Blogger Mary Parks ~ North Shore Fiber Tour

I would like to welcome Mary Parks of Skrapyram back to ChinDeep! She is here to share her North Shore fiber tour adventure with us! Over the past several months, Tara, Ella, and I have gotten together once a week to knit and and talk about sewing.  But Ella has now finished the sabbatical she…

Guest Artist ~ Liz Cowen Furman

I am so excited about today’s guest artist on ChinDeep! She is a talented artist, illustrator, writer and speaker and I’m proud to call her my friend. Welcome Liz ! Liz Cowen Furman is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speaker’s Association AWSA and has been speaking since 2003. She’s the author of Traditions…

Guest Artist~Jana Smith

My friend Jana is one of my favorite artists. She works with many different mediums, but her fortes are oil painting and pottery/cermaics. She studied fine art at MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washburn University, Kansas. She returned to school (Mankato University) a…

Guest Artist ~ Michelle Hooker

Drawing by Michelle Hooker medium: markers I purchased these little panels from my cousin, Michelle, a few months ago. She has some of her artwork displayed on her facebook page and I knew immediately that I wanted these pieces. Her artwork, I believe, reflects her gentle, strong spirit and I love that every time I…

Sisu Designs in Ely Minnesota by Mary Parks

I would like to welcome the talented Mary Parks of Skrapyram back to ChinDeep. This is a fantastic article. Enjoy. When Scott and I first moved to Ely, it was the dead of winter  – January 2006.  We were living in a little rented house out on the highway, didn’t have jobs, and didn’t know…

“Dating Gone Bad” by Dana Stenholtz

Welcome back to ChinDeep Dana! I woke up the other night with the 8th line going through my head, complete with the correct tune. And people wonder why I don’t get much sleep. While the following is loosely styled to the tune of “Little Drummer Boy,” please do not attempt to sing it. It won’t…