As the time to launch the Kickstarter Capital Campaign draws closer, I find myself in a hermited, focused frenzy of creative bliss: writing, filming, and post production. There is NOTHING like publicly NAME-ing your goal and bringing people you respect on board to realize it — it completely short-circuits your bullshit launcher and makes . . . → Read More: Set Adrift on Creative Bliss… And the Zing of Jamming with Deadlines
So, Poet’s Narcissus is known colloquially as Peasant’s Eye… As I am in the heat of birthing the poisons, I’ve been gazing into that eye waiting… It’s been several days. After sketching, researching, dreaming, and dithering, I finally landed on the style for Poet’s Narcissus: extreme close up with the primary focal point being . . . → Read More: Steely Eyed Oracle… See Yourself, Look Through Me.
To those of you who attempt to make a living at making art: 1-GOOD on you! and 2-isn’t it the most frustrating, scary, rewarding, exhilarating ride?!! When I set out to begin an art career, I knew in the abstract that it was not an easy life. I have plenty of artist friends who . . . → Read More: Kicking Stitch and hoping to GET kicked!
People create art for too many reasons to count. I want to look at why you do. And why do you make the art that you make? Are you solving problems? Are you looking at something from different angles? Do you go to art to hide, or to be honest?
I often go because . . . → Read More: The real deal about creativity and some FINE communities
TAHDAH!!!! The newly re-painted freedom of stitch is HERE!! I’m still hanging cyber-curtains and adjusting the pages a bit, but with a little luck and a big security thug I hope my site problems are behind me.
In news: notice that DMC Threads is officially ON BOARD as my thread sponsor (YEE HOOEY!). And . . . → Read More: New site, New sponsors, New healthy ME!! Oh MY!
ZOWIE! Who knew some hack-n-slasher would take down my site with nothing but a remedial recipe for 3rd rate hacking and a few sloppy keystrokes!! Sadly, I lost a week of work because my students couldn’t access tutorials, and sponsors couldn’t see ads… etc. In this economy, it should be a felony to destroy . . . → Read More: I'm HERE! Hanging the Sinister Stitch Wall of Thread…
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any sweeter… Iwalked into the wonderland that is Bea’s Designs in Liberty MO. ZOWIE! She’s got distinctive couture, an amazing eye for eccentric and original pieces, and now… ME!! That’s right, in a fast & true partnership I’ve discovered a GEM of a boutique. At the end . . . → Read More: Alliances, partnerships, & liasons… oh my!!!
Yesterday I took an autumn themed piece into Florilegium & spent a few blissful hours being the store cat ( of course stitching). It’s always funny to see how surprised passers by are to see someone needleworking in a needlework store (??). Like, they go in to ogle the lush fibers and the . . . → Read More: Sshhh – Artist at Work…
So… after a few days of frantic painting-stitching-ripping out- restitching etc etc, I finished the project sample for C&T Publishing:
titled Autumn Abundance, I must admit it turned out pretty well. C&T will be posting snazzy pix soon so I’ll link when they’re released.
Next, it’s on to develop the workshop(s) for Florilegium Needlearts. . . . → Read More: … oh–eee–oh… working working…