Tutorial: Stamp Carving

Stamp Carving with Lyric Kinard Thought you might like a little tutorial on stamp carving. This is a short video […]

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Tutorial: Mounting Textile Art – gallery wrapped canvas

As promised – here is part 2 of my process in creating a series of works for The Art Box […]

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Tutorial: Snowflake Pinwheel Ornament

This December I hope to post and point you to some lovely tutorials. Let’s make stuff – bring beauty and […]

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Tutorial: How to Transfer a Photo to Watercolor Paper

  Hi! It’s Lyric. I’m doing it again. I had exactly what I wanted to do in my head the first […]

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entry form

Complete guidelines and instructions for Abstract-A-Licious: reality warps can be found at this link:http://lyrickinard.com/2015/06/call-for-entry-abstract-a-licious-reality-warps/Please follow all instructions listed there carefully. Calendar:July […]

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Failure Is An Option

Thank you so much for joining me in an engaging and delightful conversation at SAQA’s 2015 Fiberlandia conference in Portland, […]

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thank you for your order

Your DVD will be arriving as soon as it arrives from the press! Feel free to take a look around the […]

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tqs star members bead kit special

Thank you so much for finding your way here from The Quilt Show!I hope that you enjoyed your complementary viewing […]

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Thank you

I appreciate your interest – this work has already been sold. Perhaps you’d like to see some of my other […]

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art for sale: spirals tryptich

SPIRALS TRIPTYCH 3 gallery wrapped canvases, 8″ x 8″ each $300.00 + $11.50 shipping (US only)   This series was […]

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Creative Wisdom: What sings to your soul?

Quite a while ago I took a workshop with the fabulous Lesley Riley. It was a creative coaching type class […]

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The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop

The first ever Sketchbook Challenge blog hop is about to start! The sketchbook challenge hosts have a surprise for you.  […]

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Back in the Swing of Things

It’s good to be back! Exhausting but good. I’ve been scrambling and racing and crossing item after item off of […]

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Road Trip Day 1

This month the family is taking what my little guy calls “The Epic Road Trip” and you are invited to […]

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Sketching at the Museum

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Artist Spotlight: Roxane Lessa

I’d like to introduce you to another artist (and good friend!), Roxane Lessa. Her work is always inspiring, and often […]

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For Your Inspiration: The Imperial Centre in Rocky Mt., NC

It was a very rainy day. So instead of exploring the outdoors at my teaching destination I thought I’d stop […]

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Travel: Springfield B&B in Hertford, NC

The lovely ladies at the Colonial Quilt Guild put me up in the Springfield B&B. One word. Charming. It’s a […]

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Notice Joy!

“A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness.”  Charles Boudelaire Photo from the Little Chocolate Kitchen blog

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For Your Inspiration: a walk in my garden

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Artist Spotlight: Leslie Tucker Jenison

Today I’d love to invite you to meet the fabulous Leslie Tucker Jenison! She is a kind, creative, and energetic […]

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Creative Wisdom: Own It – Lesley Riley

Here is some lovely wisdom from Lesley Riley – reposted with her permission. Own It There appears to be a […]

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Artist Spotlight: Sue Bleiweiss

I’d like to introduce you to an artist I count as a friend, the talented Sue Bleiweiss. She’s the instigator […]

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Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kat Scott! She wins a copy of Melanie Testa’s lovely book! The rest of you really should go […]

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Lyric’s Lyricisms: Art and Kung Fu

The following is an excerpt from June’s Lyric’s Lyricisms Newsletter. If you like what you see you can subscribe via […]

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For Your Inspiration: SAQA Benefit Auction Artwork

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) has a fundraising auction each year. Here are some of my favorites.

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Work in Progress: really large canvas pt. 2

Congratulations to the winner of the Art Postcard Jayna – who wants me to send it to Judit. Love that […]

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Busy Creatures

Two weeks ago my littlest guy found my supply of felt balls and asked if he could have one or […]

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Giveaway: Original Art Postcard

This is an original collaged, painted, and printed postcard sized work of art. I’d love to send it through the […]

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Giveaway: A Little Dream Journal

  We all have hopes and dreams and wishes. Do you keep yours a secret or do you say them […]

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For Your Inspiration: Beaufort, North Carolina

  This past weekend I had the great good pleasure of spending time with my best friend. It was the […]

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Another Random Giveaway

Anybody want this sweet little 3″ x 4″ gadget case? It’s just a little too small for my iPhone but […]

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Tutorial Redux – Beaded Fringe (and another giveaway)

I thought I’d share this tutorial with you again since it goes along with the last post. this isn’t the […]

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Kick Off Your Heels! A Fundraiser for Women’s Heart Health

It’s finally here! Next week the auction begins for the Kick Off Your Heels campaign. Let the Fundraiser Begin! I’m excited […]

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Artist Spotlight and Giveaway: Ann Fahl

I’d like to introduce you to another friend and artist: Ann Fahl. The first big quilt show I saw was […]

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Giveaway – Notebook Covers and More

Congratulations! to Mary who will win Victoria’s book 15 Minutes of Play Her creative warm-up: “One of my fav creative warmups […]

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Artist Spotlight and Giveaway: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

I’d like to introduce you to a new friend and fellow artist that I think you will love: Victoria Findlay […]

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Just for Giggles

You never know who you will meet at the ballet… It’s nice to have friends in high places! Our performing […]

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Basic Design for Beginning Quilters: Color – Hue (pt 3)

Today we have a very quick little lesson on COLOR. Don’t worry – it’s easy. (If you missed the first […]

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American Patchwork and Quilting – podcast

Just in case you missed it.. Listen in on my conversation with Pat Sloane of American Patchwork and Quilting. We […]

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Basic Design for Beginning Quilters: Shape (pt 2)

Today I will belatedly continue my little crusade to convince traditional quilters that design IS relevant to all kinds of […]

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Creative Wisdom: Creative People

Today’s creative wisdom is brought to you through the kind permission of the artist Kim Phillips. It was originally posted on […]

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The Quilt Show: Behind the Scenes at Magnolia Plantation

THE QUILT SHOW is an subscription based on-line TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. They are two energetic […]

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Encourage Joy!

It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day, do […]

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The Quilt Show: On Location at Magnolia Plantation

There is a good reason The Quilt Show chose Charleston, SC as a location for filming – it’s gorgeous! I […]

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Basic Design for Beginning Quilters: Texture (pt 1)

If you’ve been reading my work for a while, you know my “spiel” right? EVERYBODY CAN LEARN TO BE AN […]

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Find Joy!

Photo by Dave Soldano on flickr The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. […]

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Creative Wisdom: Luana Rubin

Luana Rubin is the owner of Equilter.com – the internet’s largest quilting supply store. And she is an amazing woman. […]

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The Quilt Show – prep time and the art of slogging in Charleston, SC

Last month I was incredibly honored to be a guest, filming for The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex […]

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For Your Inspiration: Charleston, SC – History

As I mentioned in my last post, Charleston, SC is a beautiful city with an amazing amount of history and […]

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For Your Inspiration: Charleston SC architecture

A couple of weeks ago I had the great good pleasure of visiting Charleston, SC to film with Ricky Tims […]

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New Work: quartet

While I was working on completion of a much larger piece over the past couple of weeks I also played […]

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Take 2….

Take two – I think all three of these are better choices than the last set. I’m leaning towards the […]

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Help Me Choose….

I am going to be doing some filming next week (not sure if I can tell you what for yet […]

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Work on the wall: Chambers Arts Gallery

It’s been crazy busy the past few weeks – but it’s all about good things. I spent time last weekend […]

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Creative Wisdom: Goal Setting from Alisa Burke

I’ve enjoyed following the creative journey of the artist Alisa Burke over the past year as she and her husband […]

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American Cancer Society Fundraiser

Next week begins one of my favorite times of the year. I love nothing more than seeing people do great […]

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Fiber Art now winner!

Can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had exploring all of the amazing textile artists that you all have shown […]

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FiberArt Now – Giveaway!

I  love looking at the innovative ways other artists are exploring fiber as a medium for creating fine art. It’s […]

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Work In Progress: the digital camera as a design tool

Here is another piece in the little series I’m working on. In the small works I create I’m inspired by […]

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Teaching Tech Update

I’ve had a couple of requests to share information about the audio-visual set up I use to project live demonstrations […]

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Looking Back on 2012

2012 has come and gone, it felt like the blink of an eye. Like a beautiful burst in the sky. […]

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Merry Christmas

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May you find peace and joy throughout this coming year.

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Artist Spotlight: Lynn Krawczyk

Sometimes you meet people that you just KNOW you are going to like. They exude a creative spirit that draws […]

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Sandy’s Bit of Christmas Kindness

This in from Sandy Snowden – I thought you’d get a sweet chuckle from this. Today was rolling out and […]

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I Wish You Peace

At this time of year Christians celebrate the birth of one who lived a life of service and love. I […]

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For Your Inspiration: Chihully pt 1

If you are ever in Seattle DO NOT MISS Chihully Garden and Glass (right by the Space Needle)  

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Happy 12-12-12!

Today is the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year. To celebrate we at the Sketchbook Challenge […]

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Artist Spotlight: Lisa Engelbrecht

Hello Friends, I’d like to introduce you to another of my favorite artists, Lisa Engelbrecht. Several years ago I was […]

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Creative Wisdom from Lynn Krawczyk: i {heart} bad art

This is from Lynn Krawczyk and posted with permission. I read it and said to myself…… EXACTLY!!! (see chapter 1 […]

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