An interview with artists. Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of “An Interview with Artists!”

Thank you to all the artists and readers – each of you have a role in the success of this series.

I’ve asked the artists to discuss the benefits of making art. You will be inspired by what they have to say! Continue reading An interview with artists. Part 2

An interview with artists. Part 1

I’ve asked a very diverse group of artist friends questions about being an artist. I will share their responses over a series of blog posts. The goal is to make connections, inspire and promote art. Whether you are an artist or you have yet to discover your inner artist, my hope is that you will be able to relate to the artists featured. Continue reading An interview with artists. Part 1

It all started with “I have an idea….”

On a recent Saturday night, I was in my dining room (it doubles as my art studio) using a power drill on what looks like a million found objects from my lawn.  I would pause periodically and look down at the powdery, sawdust mess I was creating on my floor, table and clothing. 

What am I doing?  Why am I doing this?  Have I lost my mind?

I didn’t bother answering the questions.  Instead, I continued my art project with ardent determination.  But I did decide it would be interesting to interview my artist friends. 

That is how this new series was born! Continue reading It all started with “I have an idea….”

What motivates you, Pamela?

I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger.  She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?