Jan 2006
CraftSanity Episode 2:
Get Inspired by Project Master Jeffrey Yamaguchi
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On this episode you'll meet Jeffrey Yamaguchi, a 35-year-old writer, website publisher and author of the inspiring book, "52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity." Tune in to hear his thoughts about how creative endeavers have enriched his life and find out how a side project could improve yours.

Prepare to be inspired. "52 Projects" is an wonderful book jammed with great ideas to get those creative juices flowing. Whether you're a artist, writer, crafter, or none of the above, there's something for everyone inside this 176-page book. Jeffrey helps readers reflect on the richness of life by encouraging them to document those fleeting moments that, without the aid of photographs or journal entries, tend to fade out in our memories. The project suggestions are intended to be adapted and changed by each reader like fifty-two jumping off points to get the wheels turning in our heads.

Want a free copy of "52 Projects"? Email me at jennifer@craftsanity.com with a photo of a project you are working on, and I'll post it online. One of the lucky contributors will get a copy of the book. Deadline is noon Eastern time on Sunday, Feb. 5.



To learn more about Jeffrey's book and his many other projects check out his 52 Projects site. To submit your own project idea and read those submitted by other creative people click here. For sage advice on how to promote your own project check out his Bookmouth site.

To read his collection of funny stories submitted from working Joes and Janes from all over the country and click here. He'll even help you strategically plan for more project time with his useful 2006 Sick Day Calendar.

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To read his essay about the "Wiener Mobile" printed on his T-shirt, click on the photo below.

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Music in this podcast was used courtesy of freeplaymusic.com.

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CraftSanity Episode 1:
Meet the Creator of Monster Crochet
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Welcome to the CraftSanity Podcast Episode 1


Tune in for a behind-the-scenes chat with Regina Rioux Gonzalez, 36, of Los Angeles, the creative force behind MonsterCrochet.com.

By day she works as an investment bank administrator, by night she's stitching away, creating an endless series of original pieces that include fiber likenesses of raw chickens, one-eyed produce, yarn members of the Vegetable Liberation Army, full-size skeletons and a variegated scorpion.

Regina has a bachelor's degree in art from California State University, Northridge and a master's degree in Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University. Learn how she became such a fearless fiber artist able to balance art with a day job, hear what she has to say about all those bloodshot eye balls she's stitched and how showcasing her work on the Internet has fueled her creativity. It's amazing what a woman can do with single crochet.


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Regina was kind enough to share her eyeball pattern with us.
Download the pdf here. The pattern will be featured in the 2007 Pattern-A-Day-Calendar, so look for that next year. Have a cool pattern you want to submit to the calendar, check out this site.

Here's a sampling of some of her other fantastic creations.

Photos courtesy of Regina Rioux Gonzalez
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Taking Names: Who do you want to hear from next? Send your guest, product review and show topic suggestions to jennifer@craftsanity.com
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