Spoonflower Designs

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!

About sharonpassmore

Hi. I am an artist living in Greenville, South Carolina. I am the Art moderator at Eratosphere, a forum of Ablemuse Review. I play with all sorts of art-forms, including digital design and fabric design, but nearest to my heart, at the moment, is collage. I like it best if the collage materials are not recognized from a distance and reveal themselves at close up, the way a painting can look realistic from a distance but on closer inspection, the freedom of brushstrokes becomes apparent. My materials are my brushstrokes. ​ I use anything I find in my collage that suits the purpose, beads, broken jewelry, wallpaper scraps etc... I always try to incorporate recycled packaging too. This is important to me, partly because of the environment, and partly because I get a little thrill out of recognizing the value of materials most people would discard as trash. Think of this next time you peel that wonderful foil seal off a new can of coffee. ​ I am inspired by many kinds of traditional arts and crafts. The cultural history of the world is just loaded with fabulous treasure, isn't it? I view the world of art and art history as a giant buffet and I want to sample a taste of everything. "Mmmmm that Wabi Sabi looks delicious! Gimme a little of that Horror Vacui! Check out those fantastic Molas!" I completely reject the idea that one artform is superior to another due to what is in fashion at the moment. Art is timeless. ​ If there's something I don't like too much, I try to keep in mind that I probably don't understand it, and that's a signal to me that I have something more to learn. There is always something more to learn. Thanks for visitng <3 Sharon Passmore
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