Makers Monthly: February
Hey crafty, creative peeps! It's our favorite time of the month again- time to showcase our latest projects.
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A lovely friend I met (through another lovely mutual friend) recently changed careers so she could do something she felt was more meaningful with her time and talent. This woman is whipsmart and as wise as they come. I'm kind of forcing her to be my mentor because she inspires me.
Helen turned me onto Author and Speaker Brene Brown who, through her writing, is showing me how to be brave enough to let walls down in my artwork and in my life.
So, now Helen works at a local University and wanted a series for her new office. It's kind of a hub where she will be conducting interviews and doing research so it's a place in the uni where it will get more than average traffic and where people will sit for long periods of time.
Her idea was for me to create three pieces that tell a story. Something for people to stare at as they spoke. She liked my use of historical magazines in some of my work and enjoyed some of the softness and color in this piece.
After mulling it over I thought about telling the story of technology. It means something completely different to me than it does to students today (For example I was in the last class to graduate Uni before Facebook existed) but I think technological change is a universal subject across generations.
Above is the piece I was working on in January. It's been completed and sent off to it's new home!