I get by with a little help from my friends

April 1, 2021 – Story People

Somewhere along the way, Nancy and I discovered a mutual admiration of Brian Andreas and his Story People creations from the 1990s (more recently, he and his first wife split up, which sadly muddied the artistic waters).

Anyway, our exchange started when I sent Nancy a Story People card and then she sent me a Story People book (among other things, but that’s another post).

Today, I gathered stuff together to celebrate the arrival of Nancy’s gifts on April 1st …

Chief among them was a scrap of Tina’s dye cloth and a deconstructed sheer cotton skirt that was among my very first thrift store purchases inspired by Spirit Cloth 101.

I sketched directly on the cloth …

then skatched on bits of skirt cloth a la Jude Hill, along with a fair bit of split backstitch lettering worked in Deb Lacativa threads.

And I know one shouldn’t show favoritism, but honestly, I especially like this patch …

20 thoughts on “I get by with a little help from my friends

  1. Liz~ I’m smiling from ear to ear over here!! What a great, color-filled post!! This patch is a great honoring of his work and this piece could be my motto these days 🙂 Such a happy, accepting post today Liz! Thank you.


  2. How is it I am just now learning about Story People?? This is a wonderful post .. how we all come together in your blocks makes my heart sing 🎶 Joy Joy Joy 🎶🎵🎶😘


  3. While I may not have known of Story People, I am delighted to make their acquaintance. Thanks Liz and Nancy for sharing this. I often feel that we all are story people in how we tell, share, comment, and go about our lives, as best we can, telling our stories far and wide, coming together in recognition, in understanding and most of all in caring…all aspects of life that color our days.


      1. just read this fitting quote over on Terri Windling’s Myth & Moor; “If people reach perfection they vanish, you know.” T.H. White ‘The Once and Future King’


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