Thursday, August 24, 2006

Big Stuff in the Works

When we moved to Texas and set aside a whole room in our home for my studio, I really wanted to make the most of the opportunity to take my art to the next level. I love the idea of leading small workshops in my studio, maybe publishing a 'zine and -- of course -- making more art.

I'm so thrilled to say that it is beginning to come together. I'm also terrified to say that it is beginning to come together. (Sometimes, I run out of the studio with screams of "Now what????" and "Am I sure???" tossing about in my head. Other times I think, "This is superfantastic!")

Holly Knott is designing a webpage for me and it's looking great. I'm also preparing a couple of workshops and "How To" books. I am most excited about my concept for uniquely designed, self published booklets with easy step-by-step instructions, lots of hand made elements, tons of personality and an attitude of celebrating the creative spirit. For those who can't come to a workshop in my studio, the "How To" books will be a great creative jump start.

The first workshop and book will be titled "Fiber Cards: Designing a Series." I've made tons of postcards over the past year and I believe the thing I have developed that is unique to my personal style is the small series of cards incorporating a common element. You remember my birds? Houses? Pastel leaves?

I made two series that will be workshops samples and will be on the cover of the How To book. Here is one series.












Behold the green and the purple!

I need just a few more weeks before everything is ready to go and the website is live, but feel free to email me and I'll let you know when everything is unveiled! Click on the email link under my picture.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me, me, me!!!!! I want to take a workshop!!! Alien girl

Joanne S said...

Wow! Your first student already.

Bon Chance! You will be "super fantastic"

Gerrie said...

Those cards just speak to me. I love them so much. They are so Deborah. I am so happy you have the energy to do this. It will be wonderful. Do you have any energy to share, I keep running out?

laurie said...

The cards are fabulous!! WOW!

Micki said...

You go girl! Your cards are fabulous and I know you will be great at doing these things. You are such a talented yound lady.

Diane said...

Wow! This is VERY exciting! Your cards are stunning -- as always -- with such elegance and whimsy, all at the same time. Will you travel to California for teaching engagements? I know a friendly house where you could stay!

kathy said...

catching up on your last few posts and I have four thoughts:
1. you can't make anything happen until you imagine it (you have)
2. you've melded into your new home and quilting community beautifully
3. you sound happy and growing
4.can you be a frayed edge and a twisted stitcher or do you become a frayed stitcher /twisted edger?

miss you!

mary m. said...

Deb,

Excellent idea! I know this venture will be a big success!

Mrs. Mel said...

Love Love Love Love Love the whole idea and the pieces you just pictured for us. I am soooo inspired!!! Thanks a bijillion!

Beate said...

"...celebrating the creative spirit."
Thats is great. I love Your work

mathea said...

I love, love, love those cards! So simple and elegant yet so... perfect!
Best of luck with your new project, I'd sign up too if I weren't on the other side of the globe :-)

Shant said...

I found this blog today and think its great! Keep up the work, I'll check in ocassionaly to see whats cooking.


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Kristin La Flamme said...

Big things for sure! Congrats to you for taking it to the next level. Sharing your wonderful studio space and ideas with others IS superfantastic!

Karoda said...

Wow Deborah, I miss a few days of checking your blog and I'm behind on the great news :)

Yes, you have a signature design with your work and it is superfantastic that you're moving forward! Yea! You!`

Beth M said...

Love your cards! Can't wait to see your how to books.

Sonji Hunt said...

I'M SO PROUD OF YOU DEBORAH!!! You are a how-to-mogul in the making.