Dancing Girls

It’s Been a Year!

By Pam Collins / November 29, 2019

My website has been up for a year!  It is the end of November and I have posted a blog every month, except October.  The time has gone by quickly! We are about to leave for Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I always love Thanksgiving.  It isn’t about buying presents for people, or the other things […]

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“A” Time

By Pam Collins / September 1, 2019

I am a huge fan of asking questions.  I am curious to know what people think and feel about all sorts of things! My friends and especially family groan when I ask some random question.  I usually get a comment like, “Here we go again, Pam has a question!” I don’t mind because I think […]

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Sand Hill Crane fabric art by Pam Collins in landscape

I Can’t Do That!

By Pam Collins / May 1, 2019

“I Can’t Do That Kind of Art” A very dear and close friend of mine asked me if I would be able to create a fabric painting for her. She would make copies and give prints as Thank You’s.  She is a Fulbright scholar who has been working in Nepal and Ethiopia for the past […]

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Mosaic frame with dark inner row

How to get out of the doldrums?

By Pam Collins / April 1, 2019

The weather is finally changing here, and things are melting. (unfortunately, not me) But with the change, everything is looking very dirty and dreary.  I know it has to get ugly before it gets pretty.  I have been in a slump these past couple of weeks.  I have managed to waste a boatload of time. […]

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Fabric art titled "Trees Gone Wrong"

Is it done yet?

By Pam Collins / March 6, 2019

We might recall asking this when baking cookies or a cake with a parent.  I am sure you can imagine using that phrase in many different situations.  This month’s blog will continue to focus on art and not cookies, although I wouldn’t mind having a few right now.  But that is another problem. How do […]

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Pam Collins creating art in her home studio.

Where do you make your art?

By Pam Collins / February 4, 2019

When people ask me what I do for a living, and I tell them I am an artist, they often say, oh do you have a studio and is it open for visiting?  Well, I have a “studio”.  A room in my basement and a spare bedroom.  Not exactly visitor friendly, but it is “my […]

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Student Fabric Artwork Progress

Do you enjoy teaching or making art more?

By Pam Collins / December 21, 2018

I just completed a private class for 2 days. It was such a fun and exciting class and the response from the 2 women was fantastic!  It was the first time students created on a larger surface and for more than one day.  Each one did an amazing job of making their idea come to […]

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Fabric painting by artist Pam Collins titled "Green Prairies"

November Thankfulness

By Pam Collins / November 26, 2018

I was traveling to Chicago yesterday to visit my daughter and my grandson.  As I was waiting to be picked up by my son-in-law, I was watching people.  It’s fun to people watch.  There certainly are a bunch of different kinds of people.  Tall, short, thin, fat, in between.  Happy, sad, depressed, irritated, and even […]

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Fabric painting by artist Pam Collins titled "I Double Dare You"

Why do I make art?

By Pam Collins / October 5, 2018

I personally believe all of us are creative in some way.  The definition of creative is- relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas.  All of us are creative.  It might not be in the usual forms, of say, painting, singing, dancing, writing, photography, knitting, crocheting, cooking, making furniture, or sewing, but maybe a […]

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