I was looking at my 'To Do' list the other day and aside from the usual, laundry, dishes, pick up house stuff, everything else was art related. It dawned on me at the very minute that I am a working artist!
Whether it's an article for a magazine I'm writing, a sewn projects for an upcoming book, paintings for a gallery show, or a sweater for baby Aoi, I am always working on some kind of art project.
I decided at that very moment that from now on when someone asks me what type of work I do, I'm going to say that I am a working artist. Oh, don't get me wrong, I have called myself an artist for years, but when I tell people that I'm an artist, the conversation usually just dies right there.
So I'm hoping that my new self proclaimed title will evoke a back and forth conversation.
Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on how it goes!
Have you seen the latest edition of Stitch Craft Create?
You may remember that the first edition featured my quilted trees on the cover ... And today, they are offering one of my pieces on the Stitch Craft Create blog as a free project!
So cute, don't you think ... a quilted cozy for a bouquet of flowers, just in time for mothers day. You can find the post here along with the list of tools and instructions needed to make this cozy.
Here's a peak at a couple of the other projects I have in this latest edition ... free motion stitched infinity scarf,
A simple rolled rose necklace ... but the best part about this project is that the roses are interchangable.
The sky is the limit here with the different color combinations.
I'm so happy for the good people behind this magazine and Shannon, the editor couldn't be more professional and just really great to to work with. Congratulations F + W Media Inc. on another successful publication!