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Friday, June 14, 2013

Comfortable In My Skin





It's hard to put your work out there, especially at first. The internet can seem very daunting as an Artist. There have been many times that I have felt like a young girl again...unsure of myself. What if no one likes it? What if they don't get it??? Or...after many hours of seeing the project..."it bites". 



I love that I don't keep myself confined to one media...one style. I love the ability to grow, to get my hands and heart into each medium that I enjoy. Each medium is unique and I can do lots of growing and exploring, especially of technique. It can be a challenge and a risk.....

not for the faint of heart~ smiles!


Like Antoinette, here. A blue pumpkin?? What the heck is a Jarrahdale? I could just hear it....but I LOVED them. So why not? Last year I was timid with a a Jarrahdale offering and the response was tremendous.  Now I search for fabric that would make the perfect complimentary dress for them. 


I do have a traditional part that calls me also. I was doing some reading on "Frozen Charlottes" and well, I was inspired to say the least with these pin keeps. 


Primitives never leave me though...like a well worn pair of jeans, they feel the most comfortable after so many years.



In it all, there is a certain simplicity... It has taken me a long time, but I am truly comfortable in who I am as an Artist. 

I don't have to shout out in color for attention. I know how to use it.

It's not about how many pieces of work that you put out, as long as you put out your best.

It's not about who is making what, it is about what tugs at your heart.

It is not about how many sales you make compared to someone else....art is not a competition with anyone but yourself.

it is all simply.....you

4 comments:

Luzmina Jalil said...

Hi Stacey!
I think is the first time I leave you a comment. Just wanna say that I enjoy a lot your work. Your style really inspire me, althought I never have made a prim doll ;)
Sending hugs,

Corinne said...

Dearest Stacy, you know I love your work, I look forward to each post. Stunning. You should have no timidity as an artists. Beautiful.

Rosemary said...

Stacy,
I came across your site and have spent the last few minutes being enchanted with your designs. Keep up the delightful work.

FYI: not a criticism, but a help: media is the plural of medium. Don't want to be a grammar grump but, as has been said, the medium is the message.

Rosemary

Stacey said...

Rosemary~ Not a grump! Sometimes I get lost in the writing and will still miss the grammar! Thank yo for the correction !

Stacey