Author Archives: luthvarian

Becoming the Plant Lady

Once upon a time, many years ago, I decided I wanted to become a fiber artist. Although it is an extreme oversimplification, Malcolm Gladwell told us in his book Outliers that it take 10,000 hours to master something. I took this concept and applied it to my work. I spent 4-8 hours every day researching,

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Making Yarn from Lotus

I often ask myself how I got to where I am in my life. I certainly didn’t expect to find myself wading thigh-deep in mud and spiders cutting down plants at a botanical garden. LOTUS I recently had the pleasure of reading The Long Thread special issue. Check out my review here. It inspired me

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Help! I’ve been so unproductive and uninspired!

Hi folks! This is your 4-months-into-quarantine reminder. If you feel unproductive and can’t get a grasp on your creativity… release that held breath. I’ve talked about mental bandwidth before, but want to hit on it again. Bandwidth, in the traditional sense, is the amount of information that can be sent over a connection at a

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