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.