So I titled this “artist interview” because according to the Cartwheels in My Mind blog it is, “an online art magazine dedicated to sharing unique handmade art and the amazing artists and companies that deserve to be recognized for their creativity.” And let’s face it – it is so much more fun to call yourself an artist than a crafter. I studied art in college and I actually refused to say I ‘crafted’ for a long time. The word ‘craft’ made me think of things kind of corny and ugly. However, etsy has empowered me to feel differently about the word ‘craft’…I still like ‘artist’ better than ‘crafter’. In my mind I am still an ‘artist’ even if I paint more with Mod Podge than oils these days! At least that is what I tell myself.
I also like the word “cartwheels’ in the title. I actually kind of wish my blog had the name Cartwheels in My Mind. Oh well. Speaking of cartwheels, my friend asked the gym owner of my son’s preschool if I could have MY birthday there this year. He said I couldn’t. Evidently adults get hurt easily and the insurance needed for adult gymnastic birthday parties is pretty pricey. Thanks for trying Mel. The pic below was taken 5 years ago (trapeze lessons were a bday present from Chris)…but I would like to post it again because #1 It validates my belief that I could do the trampoline without hurting myself and #2 It gives me false hope that there is still a gymnast somewhere inside me…or at least a trapeze artist…not a trapeze crafter.
I remember promising myself as a teenager that I would never lose my splits. Never. If I don’t ever try to do them again I will never know if they are lost or not. I feel old now. And the whole point of my rambling this morning is that I am being interviewed over at Cartwheels In My Mind today. Read the interview here.
In other news, I am so far behind responding to questions in the comment sections that I am waving the white flag and admitting defeat. If you have something you’ve been waiting to hear back from me on, ask away in the comments of this post. I won’t promise to answer all of them, but I’ll try. If your question has to do with the fabric flowers I made recently…I will not be posting a tutorial. You can beg Julie to post one or better yet ask her to make one for you…mine were just a lame attempt at hers anyways!
Go check out my interview….leave a comment and let me know what you think…and ask away here….
Since I originally posted this, the interview went live as a “Designer Interview”…crafter, artist, designer…who knows what I am!
First, I have really enjoyed reading your comments on yesterday’s post. So many people to be thankful for in our lives!
Secondly, I am never EVER EVER going to catch up on the questions asked in the comment sections of this blog. More on that tomorrow.
Thirdly, have I mentioned how grateful I am for photography? How about how grateful I am to Chris that he supported me when I wanted a ‘fancy’ camera?
Finally, a few random pictures from around here…and some notes on these pictures…
I woke up early one morning to a gorgeous sunrise…this was the view out my backdoor. It was a good way to start the day. * My neighbor is building a soccer field, until then we have ample room for playing and driving in dirt. * My compost pile has been taken over by BSF larvae. It freaked me out a first, my dad came over to help me figure out why the whole bin was squirming. Thankfully my friend Kim let me know everything was okay. * FireCracker and Sweet Pea have feet almost the same length…we attempted a shot of them both in their Gracious May booties…”attempted” would be the key word. * Big Brother can switch his attitude in no time flat…not wanting his pic taken to posing. He is wearing the jig shirt I mentioned a while back I wanted to get him. It is avaiator shades and says “Skywalker” – he likes to be called that. * Our living room chalkboard is being relocated outside. I haven’t hung it yet, so it is on the deck and getting lots of coloring on. And that is a bit of what is happening here.