On day one, I sort of touched on the subject of ART, and how I’m struggling with so many and in so many instances to be categorized NOT as a CRAFTER – but as a full fledged, off the top of my head, not like anything else ever seen- ARTIST. That needs, wants, DEMANDS to be respected – and PAID as such.
Working with those little tiny seed beads, the cathartic flow and blend of the colors and the stitches. It's very calming. Very soothing. It has become a part of me. Being away from the studio table for more than a few hours leaves me longing for the color, the shape, the FEEL of those little things with holes. I also find it a natural, almost intuitive design flow to create with ideas from nature. Just one walk through the woods, my garden, or just sitting in the chair on the deck can fill my head with the sights and even sounds needed to complete the art I've come to love.
My latest successful endeavor – one that has taken flight and gone further than I ever imagined – is what I have named and copyrighted - “Enlightened Denim”. Why Enlightened Denim you may wonder? Well, first of all because it is old worn out parts of denim blue jeans; RENEWED. MADE BETTER. It’s become enlightened if you will. And because the very first piece that I made includes a lotus blossom link and a Buddha head charm. I called it “Enlightened”. It was my very first, and the one that inspired the whole line. I still wear this piece on a very regular basis.
If you can’t say anything nice, DON’T say it at ALL.
Surround yourselves with beauty, girlfriends, go spread love - and I’ll see ya’ll tomorrow!