Sometimes my creative fancy takes forms in design and construction not always in painting, but often derived from my paintings in some way, made of or including tiny original paintings, or printed from one of my original paintings onto fabric.
Creating these designs gives me as much pleasure as painting; at least for short periods of time, until I saturate my desire for them. It provides me with a much needed diversion, especially when I have painting 'dry spells' or I'm stymied in some way while working through my usual painting process. It's a common complaint for many artists, and getting going again can often be baby steps in new directions; the creative muse soon returns and all is good with the world
|Tiny Townscape Chocolates|
|'Chickadee' - cushion -SOLD|
I love the unique quality of making something out of time and love. That doesn't necessarily transfer to profitability but I don't always care about that. It satisfies me to 'make things' and if I sell them, well then it's a bonus for me. I don't have an interest in scaling up to large production; small production is what makes them special and uniquely mine. I find this ethos is a quality that people who buy my handmade goods are looking for... something distinct and one-off.