So for a while now I’ve been trying to get some sort of quilting business started. Which, right now, would just be me randomly trying to sell some of my stuff and still working a “regular” day job. (The reason I’m posting so much right now is because I’m still at work plotting out a bunch of drawings. Some of them take forever to regen and spool.) Anyway, I’m having the hardest time coming up with a good name for my business. I don’t want my name in it and I don’t want ‘quilt’ in it. I want something that’s fun but not too cutesy. Something simple and interesting. So far, my mom came up with Running With Scissors which I like a lot but I’m not sure about it. I also like something with Jessibel in it. Jessibel is my gaming name (yes, I’m a geek too) and I think it could be interesting. I just don’t know. Maybe I’m making this harder than it needs to be but, I want something that I’m going to still like in 5 years.
This whole challenge thing and working with my altered books is really inspiring me to get back to my quilting. My Bee is discussing doing some Journal Quilts as a group project and I’m very excited about this. Unfortunately, I just missed the deadline for signing up for the actual challenge. I would have liked to have participated in that. I’ll just have to look for next year’s challenge.
But, in the meantime, I already know what I want to do with the Bee project. I’m inspired right now to play with surface design and alternative construction techniques. I want to experiment with incorporating paint, wire, foil, beads, and windows into my quilts. I can’t wait to get started and I hope we have a good group of members who want to participate. The more of us working on the project, the more we can encourage and push each other to try something new.
Well, it been a while since my last post so i’m going to try this again.
I haven’t been doing much quilting recently. I think I’m a little burnt out from the mad rush at the end of last year. I worked my butt off getting ready for my first ever Arts and Crafts Show and then I only sold one little thing. Oh well. I’m sure it will take a while to find the right shows and develope some good products.
In the meantime, I’ve finally started my first Altered Book. I’ve been playing around with the medium for a while and made a bunch of Artist trading Cards but never worked in a book. But, the January Challenge over at the AlteredBooks group really inspired me and I did this…
Go here for pics of more spreads in this book and some of my ATCs.