My family and I moved to Lexington, VA in June. We moved from Portsmouth, VA which is 3.5 away but we moved from the East coast (Virginia Beach area) to the mountains and I absolutely LOVE it!!
I have always been a "Jill-of-all-trades" artist, I sew, I quilt, I paint, I knit, I sculpt and I do photography among many other things. When we moved I realized that a lot of my creative endeavors have fallen by the wayside. I'll try anything once, if I like it I'll stick with it and sometimes it may be a one-time thing for me.
I have used this move to refocus on one or two hobbies and purge everything else. Over the past few years I've been gravitating more towards textile art, quilting and hand embroidery. The second week here in Lexington I was invited to the Quilt Guild... YES!!
I'm not saying that I'm going to end this blog but at this point I'm thinking about starting a NEW blog that will focus on everything quilting. I will also write about hand embroidery and different textiles I use in my art quilts. I'm still trying to come up with a catchy name that will encompass all of these.
Please check back in a few weeks to get the link to my new blog.
- 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 artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith 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!