Monday, September 22, 2008

the tough get crafting

I've been out of touch for awhile. I have some hard things going on in my personal life that are, well, I'll just say, those big life things that are really hard. One of them is needing to find a place to live and move there as soon as possible. Another is the worry about having the money for a place that feels safe and has enough space to create. I might only be able to afford a tiny place, but I have to remember that it's not just one of my reasons for living and my joy, I'm trying hard to make it my livelihood.

In the midst of all the life stuff, I decided to go ahead and apply to the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, despite the bad timing and short amount time to get my application materials together. I love Blue Genie, and if I was accepted it could really help my income at a time when I really need the help. I got my application in about 30 minutes before the deadline, but it's in! I don't find out until October 3. Once I got that done and did a bunch of apartment hunting, I decided to take a little time just for me and make this post.

I wanted to share with you some of the pieces I made as samples to apply to Blue Genie.
I will probably start posting some of the houses for sale on etsy soon, but if you're interested in any of the pieces, please get in touch. If I can't give you the particular one, I'd love to make something just for you!
As always, I would love to hear your comments and feedback as I continue with my creative journey (a little corny, but I think that's what it is).
thanks for being here - I take so much solace in my lovely crafty friends!!

I love how the houses look on the painted plaques!

One of my favorite of the houses (although I love how they look all clumped together on the wall!) Click here to see more of the houses on flickr

bird house from the art show at the Morgan Lane Gallery, Oct. 2007
(now lives with Johanna)

mixed media collage

mixed media collage


PonyBoy Press said...

I am glad you are crafting. I think it helps. I love the houses! Of course, they are one of my favorite motifs! <3

Average Jane Crafter said...

You're awesome, and I love the idea of "crafting through the pain" ;)

Love this new stuff! :)

belle said...

I think these are just beautiful, I wish you bunches of luck with blue genie,I dont' see how could they pass up such a refreshing, creative talent!
Girl, making stuff is the only way to get thru the hard times... (well the healthiest way)

SisterDG said...

Your work is wonderful! I love the houses on the plaques - they remind me of my childhood for some reason. I know you'll get into Blue Genie.

. . . And, for better or worse, some of the best art can come from bad times.