Collections

I am an accumulator. I am a saver. I am a collector. These attributes are both helpful and sometimes harmful to my art. I have kept imperfect pieces of my own work thinking I’ll fix them at some point when I just should have junked them and moved on. I have saved lots of ‘stuff’ for later use in my artwork (everything from wire springs in assorted sizes to family jeans to make into quilts). I like to collect specific items like buttons that I can use on the sweaters I knit and some of the clay pieces I make.

 

This week in the studio, I spent time working with a friend on planning how improve sales of my work. It is an on-going process and I’m excited about the potential.  I tossed lots of those unfinished, imperfect items that were merely a distraction and really not worthy of my time.   I learned a new wood-burning skill that may find it’s way in to my future work. 

 

I like to display and group collections of my work and other art throughout our house.  

I like to display and group collections of my work and other art throughout our house.

 

My studio is filled with collections and groupings of items I've saved over the years.   

My studio is filled with collections and groupings of items I've saved over the years. 

 

I've organized my button collection by color.   

I've organized my button collection by color. 

 

The jeans, fabric and driftwood are stored and awaiting future projects.   

The jeans, fabric and driftwood are stored and awaiting future projects. 

 

Nothing like a new tool for the studio!

Nothing like a new tool for the studio!