Moxy is definitely not a word I learned in school when the English language was on the curriculum… But when I looked it up at the online Free Dictionary (swoon, I love things like this site a lot) it’s defined as follows:
1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
2. Aggressive energy; initiative: “His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge” (Patricia Hampl).
3. Skill; know-how.
Doesn’t it sound like a wonderful thing to have, to use and maybe even pick as a word-of-the-year-inspiration? I think we all need to have some moxie.
Wendy Rau, who signed up for my embroidery workshop Stitch with love, is called Gotta have moxie on Instagram, where I spotted her ATC:s inspired by that workshop. And of course I had to ask her if it was okay to share them with you guys. It is almost strange to look at some of them, because they’re very similar to what I created. My brain gets a bit confused by the similarities. But not all are class copies, some of her embroidered ATC’s are more “her own” – and all are inspiring and pretty if you ask me.
Here’s a closer look at all of the ones Moxy girl created so far:
Pretty amazing huh? If you want to learn how create your own Artist Trading Cards with mixed media embroidery, I’ve got an online workshop (Stitch with Love Workshop) for that. Feel free to get it if you want to challenge yourself to do something new and exciting.
Also, last year I shared Arielle’s Hearts.
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