Tuesday, February 26, 2008
cloth, paper, scissors profile
i'm honored to be featured in March/April's "cloth, paper, scissors" magazine. it hits news stands (well, barnes & noble, borders and major fabric stores to be sure) March 3rd ~ Monday already!
i got a sneak peek because my dear friend and fellow art dreamer & schemer kelly who is a regular contributor & has a subscription. thank you cate for interviewing me here! that was a fun conversation we had!
for a limited time i'm going to make this print that was featured available in my shoppe. I painted this almost 5 years ago and I still like it! It was painted when I was in Mexico and just starting my art journey in full, so it was a perfect piece to highlight. Even before birds were all the rage in design, I do believe;)
i came across this picture from about 4 years back and noticed the same bird painting in the background. i feel so much older now! this was my first open studios at my new studio and i was so nervous. notice my superhero necklace! this was from right around the time i started this blog too.
The article covers much of my path as an artist, which clearly continues to evolve, as it should. I like how I say "You can have a patchwork life" in the article. I feel that is what my life looks like today.
I currently work part-time helping to design textiles for bedding, some of which are truly patchwork, teach an art class a week, paint & illustrate and try to balance it all. I am so much happier than when I was working 9-5 every day. Or working nights at a restaurant while trying to make school happen. Every day is different and there isn't a day I dread! Wow. This is new. Now I just need to make sure I schedule more long stretches of time for painting.