One small step as an artist, one giant leap for my confidence.
Craft and art 2005
This was the year I started to make collages in an art journal and bought gesso for the first time in my life.
I’ve become a better friend with my sewing machine, taking her exercising every now and then (not too often though). This was the year when I joined my first knit-a-long (for the striped socks) and got all obsessed about trading ATC’s over at flickr when Ron gave me a pro account. 2005 was the year I thrifted a copy of Julia Cameron’s book The Artists Way and started to use it.
And finally, at the end of the year I got into a crafty group of people, which was great, and also bought myself a good camera for more experimenting next year.
It’s been a good year. I got a craft corner (thanks for your support P-♥!) in the bedroom, supportive people around me (love you mom!) and the blogosphere full of crafty friends (some I have even meet – wink wink) and inspiration. Can’t ever thank you girls enough for surfin’ by and leaving comments to cheer me up. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me.
But to chose just one project. No way. I couldn’t. It’s all been good to me. I’ve learned by making mistakes, tried and gotten scared of failure. And then tried again, found art dolls as a thing I want to try to do more and found the courage to dream big!
Some projects from this year:
One small step as an artist, one giant leap for my confidence!
And next year? I have lots of plans!
I hope a iHanna shop is coming up, plus a redesign of my homepage at ihanna.nu. If you wanna know when this happens, please join the Newsletter. I’m considering writing about creativity in one or another way, here or in paper form and I’m looking forward to photo expeditions and lots of collages and art dolls. And maybe I soon dare to dream about joining a craft fair somewhere?
And more Studio Friday of course!
Happy new creative and energetic year from me to all of you!
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