If you know me personally you know that I am a luddite except for my sewing machines. And those of you who know the origin of the word luddite will get the irony of that statement.
In my attempts to learn what it takes to be a successful artist, over and over again I have been told–you’ve got to put yourself OUT THERE. I’ve stubbornly resisted this component of being a working artist. I fiercely wanted to believe that if I just focused on staying in my studio and making art, I would eventually have the career I wanted. But I was wrong. Making good art is only part of the equation.
With this blog I am addressing two of my biggest fears–dealing with technology and putting myself and my work out there for you to look at.
What should I say? The thing that feels most natural for me right now is to share my journey into making clothing out of repurposed wool sweaters. So that is where I will begin.
Over the next few days, I will be posting the story of how I started designing clothing out of thrift store wool sweaters. I am calling this up-cycled clothing ArctiCouture. I love the name, but my husband and I disagree about the pronunciation. I like it with a french accent.
He says no Alaskans are going to speak with a french accent unless they are French.
Oui or non?
What do you think?