I'll let you in on a little secret...
I didn't go to school for graphic design. Although, my father tried his best to steer me in that direction. In 1992, before many of us even had a personal computer, I started my BFA at Kutztown University as a sculpture major. How's that for supportive parents?! I now know why my dad was so adamant about graphic design. Little did I know that's where I'd wind up.
Funny thing is, I didn't stick with sculpture after all. After trying my hand at welding, jewelry making, woodworking, printmaking, oil painting, ceramics, and photography, I wound up majoring in textiles. While I enjoyed every medium I worked in (minus oils), I absolutely loved working with fibers. Everything from spinning and dying to weaving and stitching; I couldn't get enough. I became the professor's assistant just so I could learn as much as possible from her and spend extra hours in the studio. The extra money didn't hurt either. I even spent my summers home from college sweltering at a historical village giving guided tours dressed as a 19th century weaver. Yes, that's how much I love it!
Lately, I've been trying to find some "me time" and limit work to "work hours". It drives my husband crazy when I work into the wee hours of the night and weekends. With smart phones always close-at-hand, it's hard to disconnect from customer emails and texts. Then, when I finally put my phone out of sight, I don't know what to do with myself. I'm definitely not one who can sit idle. I get stir- crazy and can't relax. I need a project to relax me. So, I think it's time to pick up the needle and thread again.
Just yesterday, I found myself sucked into Pinterest, scouring hundreds of artists' work and getting excited to start creating again.
Here are a few of my absolute favorites...
Embroidery Art by Ana Teresa Barboza
or maybe I'll try my hand a portraits this time.
Art by lisa_smirnova http://ift.tt/1UKKipa