I have set several goals for myself beginning in 2012. In five words, Get the hell out there!! What have I been waiting for, permission? Ok, Lynne you have permission to be a fiber artist cage rattler! Here is my rattle list.
1. Submit, Submit, Submit. There are a lot of great opportunities to submit my work in Texas, in the U.S. and even internationally. Whose to say I can’t!
&. Learn as much as I can from others. Embed myself in classes and hearing voices critique my work. Be unafraid.
&. Buy and use a variety of art supplies that I’ve never attempted using.
&. Make new tools.
&. Order made-for-dyeing fabrics I’ve yet to use.
&. Study more complicated techniques I’ve always wanted to learn – serious Shabori, batiks and paper making.
&. Study master artists in different genres – the masters, impressionists, sculptors, photography and more.
&. Study Brut and Outsider Art.
&. Write an article for a publication on an aspect of Fiber Art.
&. Create works that have a psychological bent.
&. Expose myself to different music than I usually listen to.
12. Take mouthfuls of fresh air. Take my work outside.
If I’m not cured in 12 steps, make another list.