I was asked by the Star Center Mall Museum to display my collection and textile work.
Always eager to share my passion, I gathered my collection of antique fiber tools, new finished textile items, and my friend Debi (retail visual designer extraordinaire).
My goal was to take a very old artisan craft and pull it forward into the current century causing people passing by to pause and reflect on what makes each hand-crafted piece of art truly art.
When I started organizing the process, tools and final art items I was awestruck at how much does indeed go into each item, and how not one part is more fun or important to me than another.
I love the feeding and caring of my animals as much as putting a freshly finished garment on "Paris", my lingerie model from Paris, France.
After all was finished, I sat inconspicuously and watched as folks truly did pause and reflect. I heard comments ranging from "Those colors, oh my" to "my mother has a spinning wheel like that".
If this display gets people thinking about what goes into creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art and perhaps be inspired to become an artisan in whatever brings them joy, then my goal has been achieved.
Debi, who took my craft and created a lovely visual story , has documented this journey so beautifully in her blog, http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take a look.
If you make your way to Snohomish, WA please stop into the Star Center Mall and let me know what you thought as you paused to reflect. email@example.com