Monday, April 14, 2014

Lovely as You See Me

The question is an expression of desire...
Am I beautiful?
As I am... Without a story.
Could you dream of holding me in your hands, feeling my rough broken skin, bring me to your lips?

I am... I become as Lovely as you see me.

(I'm so pulled to the unglazed surface. It's character begs so many questions, while the glazed surface asks to few questions, it sits compleat in itself. It is "beautiful" in such a way as to disappear.)


 Pushing through a few works for a "garage sale" next month...

Anyone need an invite?

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Purple Cow

I struggle with Seth Godin's idea of the purple cow. (if you don't know what I'm referring to... do yourself a big favor and Google Seth and listen to anything you can find.)

Frankly, I don't believe it's enough to anchor myself into the notion that quality alone is even capable of carrying anyone's work out into the world anymore. You can make ripples with quality, but it takes something more to make an impact.

I'm just not that confident in myself, my work, or the world in general. Shooting for the middle doesn't feel safe anymore. 

Gotta stand Bold and play loud if you want anyone to stop and watch.

If that wasn't bad enough, but it just doesn't feel comfortable any longer to sit on yesterday's successes... 

Yesterday is long done.
If you like yesterdays designs, pick em up as they hit my Etsy.
Those designs are going to become rarer and rarer very quickly.
I'm still pushing to invest myself into the idea that every work needs to be inventive and unique enough to warrant the attention the work can find. I'm becoming more and more interested in impact and expression rather than sales. Probably a very unhealthy desire, but it feels suited to my needs as someone that makes because I enjoy the act of making.

 Whether I like it or not,
I am a purple cow...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Studio Partner...

What are the qualities of a fantastic studio partner?

Driven to grow
Button pusher
Carries their share of the load.
Tells you what you need to hear whether you want to listen or not.
Can be counted on to do what they've raised their hand to do.
Knows when to give you space.
Buys a round when someone needs cheering up.
Doesn't complain without at least one solution in hand.
Has an opinion.
Will happily play devils advocate just to hear you push your viewpoint.
Cheers you on (for better or worse)
Is one of the most exciting thing in your world...

I'm glad to have mine back home :)

Monday, March 31, 2014