Studio Friday September 22nd
This week’s topic: TOOT YOUR OWN HORN… LOUD!
” Studio Friday, for me, is a network of Artist from all over the world. It’s a fabulous way to communicate with and learn from artists of all backgrounds. With this being said, I would love to see a showcase of what YOUR art is. Are you a scrapbooker? A clay artist? Are you a collage artist or a photographer? Do you paint or work in the fibre arts of Knitting, sewing or enbroidery? Are you a gardener a botanist or an eclectic artist of many trades? I’d love to see a piece that you have created that you are most proud of. SHOW off your STUFF!!” ~Gabi
Ohh… I’m one of them that belong to the group artist of many trades, I like to try almost everything, but I have some trades I feel that I handle better then others. My number one is woodworking, it’s the trade I’m like the most and has most skills in. I also think I knit well but I’m not so good in reading knitting patterns sometimes, but the knitting turns out really good. I also feel that I handle many other textile techniques really good too.
So, what am I then most proud of? I have some woodwork projects that I feel really satisfied with!
The first thing is the very first tavlett, a type of shelf, that I built last summer when I went a course on Sätergläntan. I’m proud of it because it was my first one and it turned out nice.
But I think I’m even more proud of the tavlett I made this summer to a friend that got married. It’s sweet and I like that it feels balanced in colour and form.
Sometimes I’m making collages, I haven’t made so many get, because I thinks it’s quite hard to get them as I want, but this summer I managed to make one
I feel really proud of. I used a colour that I usually don’t like, pink, and added a lot of roses, I’m not a rose girl either, but for my eyes it turn out nice and I’m proud that my thoughts lead me to this result.
This week’s subject made me think a lot. I thought something like this: Of course I don’t feel satisfied of exact every piece I make, but I actually for myself feels proud almost every time I have made something new. I think it’s good that I’m creative. I’m proud that I have come this far and I always strives for becoming more skilful. I don’t think it’s bragging to say that you are skilful and make nice things, contrary I think it’s a strength so bye, bye to jantelagen
I also think that the good thing starts the second you decided to make the thing you works with, and that, the thought and the way to a finished product, is the good thing. So actually I feel even more proud of “all my ways” then my things! The finished things are just a really nice bonus!
(This is one of the moments I feel that my English is a hinder for my thoughts, I could have developed this thought better if I was writing in Swedish, but I want everyone to be able to read my blog too.)
Do you think of the way or just the finished things? What’s more important for you? And I hope that everyone is proud to be a creative person! I am!