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My name is Stacey Budge-Kamison, the fiberista behind UrbanGypZ Artisan Yarn in Asheville, NC.


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March 19th, 2013

Cut the Bullsh*t, and Find Real Inspiration


**Last fall, I got the devastating news from my web host that there was a server crash and I had lost 6 months worth of blog posts. Thanks to the magic that is search engine caches, I was able to recover the most important posts. So I am slowly reposting them over [...]

February 22nd, 2013

Friday Five: My top 5 favorite art journal techniques


This week, I decided to challenge myself to take a wee tiny baby step towards building an art journal habit. The plan: work in my art journal for only 30 minutes everyday for a week. I proceeded to fall off that horse on day 2. Go me! But, I am determined. Yesterday, I [...]

February 18th, 2013

UrbanGypZ’s Art Journal Challenge


Yes this is me art journaling while watching my favorite guilty pleasure, The Bachelor.

Straight up– I wish I art journaled more. I have waxed on and on about this, bemoaning that my journals tend to be filled with chicken scratch and calculations. {{{le sigh}}} So I am jumping right in. [...]

August 2nd, 2011

A place for the creative brain dump

I have been keeping journals since high school. I have dozens of them chronicalling my angst over the years. Yep mostly angst, because I generally don’t write in them except when I need to dump the things that are weighing heavy on my mind. I have written before about how I wish I [...]

October 19th, 2009

Art Journals

My journals look like crap. Boring, one color pen to paper (I love love love quadrille paper, must be my inner engineer making that call) primarily made up of to-do lists, an occasional sweater sketch with lots of math (who knew knitting would require so much math), monthly budgets (more math), and inventory plans [...]