It’s finally Friday, and I am excited about having a weekend to work in the studio! I thought I was going to busy all day Saturday at the Austin Handmade market, but since it was postponed (to next weekend) that means I have the entire weekend to get creative.
I have been working for the past few months on greeting cards, with little time for making art. I am participating in the fiveXseven show coming up in May at Arthouse, so I have been playing around with some ideas for those. Last night I was able to complete the first three and start on the last one. I had lightning bolts of ideas coming out of me.
I went to college (Virginia Tech) for psychology, so I do not have a formal art background. I only took 2 art classes in college, so I have barely any critique experience. I asked my boyfriend, Mark, for some feedback on what I was working on. It is hard not to take critiques personally. Isn’t everything I make just perfect as it is? Once I got over my ego, Mark’s critique really pushed me to go a better direction. I will post the finished product after that show opens on May 15th.