Wow, I have been very wrapped up in spoonflower these days. For one thing, I am waiting on some of the fine art projects in my life.
The light-bulb hasn’t arrived yet. I am pricing out materials and getting my plan down, but besides that I can’t do much yet. I can’t buy the materials until I get the stipend.
I was invited to do another artist interview for Ablemuse. It’s an exciting one! I am interviewing a photographer who chases storms! Mitch Dobrowner. A MAAAA ZING. But, at the moment I am waiting on an email about that.
Meanwhile, the SAGE group takes some promotion, but not only that, it makes me aware of how neglected my own promotions have been. That’s a very good thing in the end. I know all you artists LOVE doing the art – but the business part is a big migraine, isn’t it? Yes, it is! Spending an hour making sure 75 links are correct is nowhere near as fun as gluing beads or selecting decorative papers for a collage. It’s even more of a drag than sharpening pencils. (by the way we have some new SAGE members but the page has a list if you want to check everyone out)
I must say, joining a group makes it a bit more fun and less lonely. Why is that? Well for one thing, there are fun surprises when another designer pops up and says they made a “sproutling” (that’s what we call them) using theirs and my designs together. It’s even more fun when it’s something I never would have thought of. It frees up inspiration too.
Meanwhile, back at Chinaberries Studio, an old friend just popped up and asked me if I wanted to be on her blog. YES! I met Meryl & David of Tn Wallpaper Hanger as customers when I worked at Frazee Paint and Wallcovering in San Diego. I was running the Wallcovering department. The live in Nashville, Tennessee now. These guys do great work!
So, in celebration of being on an honored place in Mayrl and David’s blog…..
Here are my Spoonflower designs as they look as wallpaper!
I guess the point of today’s post is….I get by with a little help from my friends!