Looking to the Future

 

 

It has been a long couple of years for me, with all that has happened-the studio fire and closing my retail store.  Now all the legal  issues are almost over and I can finally see some light.  I have had to redesign and restructure my business plan and everything that goes with it.  Z has been working on my new blog/website design and it is about ready. We have designed all the print materials.  It will be great having everything tied together.   We will be launching it next week, just in time for the BMAC show in Baltimore.   The rest of this week will be super busy, but I am excited for the new start.  Anyway I always get my best ideas at the last minute.

Print and Other Media

It has been a long time since I bought a book or magazine.  I have a large collection and since online resources are so plentiful,  I did not feel like I needed to get any more resource materials.  It was also a problem with what was available, in design products especially.  All the new books for a while, were not that interesting, or were overly simplistic for my needs.   Recently I have noticed some new items out there and I may have give up some of my old collection and save up for a couple of new things.

This book “Decorate” looks lovely, I had a chance to see a copy at Anthropologie, and I have been a follower of Holly and Decor8 since the beginning.

 

I first read about Lotta Jansdotter in Selvedge Magazine several years ago.  She has many other books, some in Japanese, but I am always interested in studio spaces so “Open Spaces” looks intriguing.

 

And this last book is just me, texture, stitching, collage,  “Drawn to Stitch:  Line Drawing, and Mark Making in Textile Art.”

Monday Moods

This journal will be going through some changes in the coming weeks.  A new looks for new ideas that are filling my head.  I want to showcase art and design from many places and styles.  But also bring some art and design techniques for a little behind the scenes of a working studio and gallery.  The space is finally coming together and now the focus can be on creating and working with other artisans. A little more fashion for personal style as well.
Monday will now be to set the mood or focus of the new week.
This inspiration board is from the flickr group by cursive design. The web site and blog are here.
This is my mood for the week.

 

A Thank You

I wanted to thank Timothy for adding my Etsy mini to his blog.  He is a talented metal-smith and jewelry designer.  You can find more of his work at Timothy Adams Etsy site here.  Thanks again.
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The Red Thread Print Show

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Our local arts group is having the spring show in April based around the theme
Beyond Reading Books as Art”  this is a multi-venue show that brings in a lot of regional people to town.  It is so important for us since we are in a redevelopment area and regular foot traffic is very sporadic.
The Gallery’s part of the show this time is “The Art of Print Making.” I have invited several, new to the area, artists and it is so great to have such a positive response, for participation.  I will have more as we get closer the the event.
I want to also thanks Leanne for her lovely blog post.

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