OH HELLO THERE !
So many of you stop by each day to read, find creative inspiration and share in my art filled journey. I love the huge variety of questions I get asked and thought it might be fun to start answering some of the "most asked" queries here.
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Is there something you have been wanting to learn? Are you wondering what that tool is I use over and over again? Need an opinion on a new paint color before you hit the stores? Join me here in the studio each week and let's chat! Leave me a comment here or email me using the contact form above and I will gladly add your question to mix!
1. What kind of sewing machine do you use?
I started out with this machine it worked for me for several years. When I started stitching on more than just paper and fabric decided to trade mine in on this Husqvarna mechanical machine. I love it because it is a true work horse. It is not digital or computerized although it does offer several stitch options. It weighs no less than a million pounds and I can stitch on everything from paper to leather with this machine. It is the best studio investment I have made in years.
2. What are you doing for a hobby right now?
Well everyone here knows I love to test the waters in just about every avenue of "making" there is. With that said I am always shifting gears and trying new things. I am 99.9% self taught in everything and I have a confession to make - I hate sitting reading the directions for anything. I usually (and sometimes fatally) dive in head first and just learn as I go. Right now I am teaching myself how to make rope bowls. I am loving the simple process, although there is a learning curve, much like with pottery, that involves knowing how to manipulate the piece as you go to get the desired shape.
3. What are you journaling right now?
Right now I am working every day on my Art Marks's Summer Challenge. (you can read more about this here) I love that allows me to create everyday because I am working small and keeping the time to a minimum. I think I may find it hard to work in a large scale journal again after these challenges. I mainly work with color and marks but also like to include bits of actual journaling via my vintage typewriter that usually speaks to what the page means to me via the prompt.