Keeping this blog has rocked my world.
|Editing photos for a blog post in my NYC hotel|
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but there you go.
I started reading arts and crafts blogs about two years ago. At first, I lurked on the whipup
& Feeling Stitchy
sites, gobbling up the posts and following the links to the amazing creative spaces of artists and crafters around the globe.
Through Feeling Stitchy
, I remember stumbling upon Jenny Hart’s Embroidery as Art
and feeling like I was home, like I had found a long lost, secret family. Here was a stitcher who was making art, often out of portraiture, and I was mesmerized.
So, I took the leap last fall and started cocoaeyesthestitcher
. And my creative world flew open. Suddenly, I had a space to capture all of my attempts and thoughts about making. Not only to document, but to muse. Not only to record, but to connect. When MrXStitch
and Feeling Stitchy
featured some of my work on their sites, I could NOT believe it.
|Unexpected present from jojobooster, |
all the way from New Zealand. LOVE!
And about a month or so ago, in a completely non-stitching turn, I met a new friend who turned me on to Twitter
, which I completely adore. I follow dozens of textile artists and it gives me a view into a more casual, quick and organic part of their stitching lives… a tweet about thread selection is followed by one about melting chocolate croissants or a tune. I love the joyful, random playfulness of tweeting.
Now I tweet
almost every day, too, mostly about work I’ve seen online, but also about songs, my changing moods, dinner dates, and my own stitching. Check out my twitter stream
for lots of little posts about amazing artwork… a running quick list of things that inspire me. And tweet me a tune! @o_corcoran
...link to work and artists you love...
...leave comments on blog posts or flickr shots that touch you...
...tweet and share your creative life with like souls online...
BE GENEROUS. It makes life more fun. And it can give other makers a much-needed charge in the loneliness of their making.
|Besitos, my friends!|
That's it. Just be generous.