What a great morning.
I just had a pow-wow with a good buddy and local designer, who runs a ‘kitchen table’ business like me, making fabulous T-shirts for kids, in the middle of mayhem.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there is nothing like a good critique. My work suffers when I spend too much time on my own, and I start talking to myself in a maniacal way.
Art School is a pretty singular experience, where the air is always thick with creativity, and everywhere you look, you feel inspired. Most of us find it difficult to replicate that atmosphere after leaving, and working from home is the polar opposite of being in a studio buzzing with energy (although the heating and well stocked fridge is always a bonus).
Me and Super-D (which is what I have decided to call her on this blog) came up with millions of groovy ideas for our work, drank a lot of tea, and told some pretty terrible jokes. The result: I have a bright orange burst of energy radiating from me, and a dry mouth from talking too much.
We have decided to have weekly crafting sessions, which I am so very excited about, and collaborate on a piece or two…or more.
If you like hand crafted clothes for kids, check out her work at http://www.cutiehoots.blogspot.com/ .