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Being Framed Means Mastering Fine Art Of Stay-at-home Creativity

Fort Wayne author, textile artist and photographer Bonnie Tobey Manning is honing her creativity as well as her good humor during the COVID-19 stay-home order with a little exercise she simply calls "Framed."

Since Manning's fiber arts show at The Friendly Fox is on hiatus, her macrame workshops have been put on hold and she's unable to continue with her high school yearbook portrait work, she sees this adventure as a lifesaver for these weeks of social distancing.

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A few of the completed masterpieces. The artist plans to have thirty works done by the time social distancing rules are lifted and her other projects can be resumed.

For the inside story of how it all came about, WBOI's Julia Meek connected with Bonnie by phone to learn just what the project entails and how it's coloring her world.

You can connect with Bonnie Tobey Manning and her work at the artist's Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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