Sunday, September 20, 2009
Hello artists, creative minds and lovers of craft! Today is the beginning.
I began art school at age 21. I began teaching art at age 19. I began drawing the day I held a crayon. My grandmother gave me needle and thread, while my mom gave me a set of plastic dolls and magic markers. I rubbed off all their fake, stamped on faces and drew on my own. Now I will continue this creative journey and create my own world, where I recreate the world as I find it. Life for me lives in dusty boxes. China gave us a plethora of cheap goods, which I see as a wealth of machine-made junk waiting to be rediscovered and transformed by hand into something loved, used and unique.
Sew Me Some Love, my little craft biz will come alive September 30, 2009. I cross my fingers for her and give her my blessings. My hopes for SewMe are simple at first, but one day I hope she will blend the line between craft and art. Maybe she will inspire future crafty artists to quit their spread-sheeting day jobs and pursue their true love (soapmaking? book-binding? cupcake cooking?) allowing them to feel fully fulfilled and replace their time-in-the-car-sipping-coffee with time-with-their-kids-spilling-cocoa.