Hello and welcome to my Blog especially for textile artists, combining inspiration, personal growth, creativity and design. All the good things!
My best wishes to you all for a very happy and safe Christmas – and After Christmas Revamp.
I’m the baker, the mixer of ideas and the one willing to spend that precious time trying to discover a way forward, with the ingredients I have at hand.
Intent’s important because it underpins everything we do. It offers purpose and direction – enough to inspire developing a concept.
As purchaser’s, we all have long memories. We also make future choices on past experiences.
Doubt is normal. Certainty is stifling. View problems as an opportunity. Re-awaken that inner voice. Equate failure with learning. Use desire, persistence and expertise to communicate concepts clearly and always for ‘wow.’
Transformation and change come through effort, tremendous effort – day in, day out, hands down.
So we all have our jobs to do. Organisers to be organised. Me, the entrant, to ensure I know what’s expected of me.
How do you know you’re working with passion? That’s easy.
A business model created decades ago might help provide valuable guidelines for anyone wanting to understand just some of the skills needed to work as a textile or fibre artist.
Perception comes in two forms – how we see ourselves, and, how others see us.
Using hidden codes and messages in our work adds not only another layer of meaning but also offers the viewer the chance to try to decipher their meanings.
Let’s all become champions and protectors of this precious gift we have – the ebullient legacy of the art of the needle.
I’m focused and working towards my own goals. I’ve learnt a lot – mainly about me – and sometimes it’s the things you know don’t work, that make you search for the things that do.
There are times we need to step back and go with new ideas – then there are times we need to speak up and be heard.
Make writing a part of your design process, because words are important and powerful – but it has to begin with writing something, so just begin.