ask Rae

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.

GRAB A STOOL & LET'S CHAT

 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. How you find time to create?

oh- I don't find time. Ever. I make time. I have to make time or I would never be able to create. I have a huge family and a lot of kids, some grown, some at home still.  I run a full time stay at home business, I babysit two toddler grand babies 4 days a week and I am involved in just about every single school activity that my kids are involved with....plus you know there is just the regular stuff that comes with LIFE. But I am a fan of setting the timer and working in small increments of time. Some days I get to reset it when the buzzer dings, some days I have to get up and walk away and on rare occasions I get hours at a time in my studio, but no matter what kind of day it is, it took planning to get there. 

2.  What is something you would like to teach?

I would love to be adept enough to teach a workshop on dyeing and weaving. I love using my looms and like with most things I am self taught. I have spent countless hours learning all the ins and outs via trial and error and I love what I have learned so far. Someday soon I would love to see a class form that begins with dyeing your own textiles and ends with a wonderful woven piece of art. But I guess the real question is - would you like to see me teach this?

3.  What is your go to journal right now?

My Pocket Journal™. I use it for all of my Art Marks™ Challenges and it has become an extension of who I am as an artist these days. I work it in every day and can't wait to have an entire shelf of them lined up in my studio. A little series of volumes- it will make me so happy. I have made three so far. One is completely filled and second is well on the way to being full!