My friends and I often speak about making our mark. And by mark, I don’t mean our marks on the world (although we do have several conversations going about that). Our intention when talking about marks is practicing art and the marks that make our’s unique. Expert visual, performance and recording artists are paid a lot for their unique mark, and they spend their lifetime working on it. Ours should also be the daily practice to discover our unique marks. We should never expect to get paid for finding this place, but if we ever are we are well compensated. Here, I share some of my marks. I am getting closer every day. As I practice I become more adept at using my medium of choice and I always learn something about myself.
For the Take the Lead event, I was hired to create the centerpieces. The design took on a conceptual angle when I selected tulips and submerged them in water. As the day progressed the tulips grew out of the water (as tulips are the only flower that grows after cutting), representing the TTL logo (see below). Gloria was thrilled.
Few retail environments inspire me like anthropologie. Of course, I am not the only one, and in fact anthro has undoubtedly inspired more designers than any other. This pic is one of my favorites from my files. The juxtapositions of color and texture are influencing my work this spring.
Suzy always tells me I should make patterns. Well, here you go Suz. This ones for you!
Finishing a test, completing a project, recovering from a cold. The after is always better than the before. For me anyway. While recovering from my post-holiday-blues I got the idea to use some of my down time to fix the unfortunate-looking tissue box I have been using this week.
Step back…out comes my felted wool stash. (I can fix anything with this stuff)
mmmmm…I feel better already.