Friday, June 4, 2010

Yesterday I took patterns to the printer to fill backed up orders after being gone to the Minneapolis Market, the lady that was doing my printing asked me "Where do all of your ideas come from?" It took a minute to answer---from all around me I guess. When I see something in nature or another artists work or a piece of fabric or even just a color it just triggers something and then my mind just starts running amok! I can have 4 to 5 pages of doodles before I can even think straight! This use to keep me up at nights but as I age I think it wears me out! No problem sleeping now! I feel everyone is an artist! Some of us just have to create others just think about it! I am always trying to change things, I can't leave anything alone! Fabric gets dyed or stained,old pieces I collect get a new coat of paint or altered in some way, I haven't lived in a house yet that ends up looking like the way I bought it!!! I say to everyone there is an Artist in you, you just have to let it out! Think outside the box, color outside the lines. There is no right or wrong art is doing what you see, create!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hello Jan! I'm anxiously awaiting a couple of your patterns to arrive at my vendor's shop so they can be kitted for me. I don't think my inner artist is as creative as yours! I'm also a midwesterner transplanted south (for 23 years now) and feel exactly as you the weather, miss the friends. I'm heading back next week for the first time in 10 years. It will be an adventure.