I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!
About a year ago I was asked to paint something for a silent auction for my parent's church. I have a certain style that some may like and some may not but I love bright colors and whimsical designs so this is what I did: Before (child's little hutch):
Wait for it... I will now be selling my stuff on Etsy! I have been working diligently to create my whimsical and fun shop called October Cat Studios. I will be selling unique, one of a kind gift items for almost anyone. I will focus on my fabric bowls, art quilts (mini framed and larger wall hangings), art dolls, traditional quilts and one of a kind painted button pendants. In addition to selling my art on Etsy I will also have a Facebook page called October Cat Studios. Please be sure to follow/like/join, it is open to everyone! On this page I will be posting a lot of my previous artistic endeavors as well as new ones. I will be sharing links to other artists I like and you can also travel along with me when I go to quilt shows and the like.
Thanks for your support and please tell all of your friends about October Cat Studios.