Friday, June 21, 2013

Why Do We Do Art?

I don't know how I stumbled upon this video and I have no real context for this short speech. It's a rather unassuming little talk and the speaker ends rather abruptly, but about half-way through this lady, Judy Martin, speaks to my heart about "why we do art".   Do you have a need to create?  And do you sometimes struggle with justifying time, effort, and money spent on creative pursuits?

Maybe Ms. Judy Martin will touch your heart a little like she did mine:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sometimes it's the little things. . .

Quivers Ben and I made for a drama he's in this spring. Made out of Pringles cans, brown construction paper (mod-podged to look "leathery"), and belts scrounged from Goodwill. Need to add something (like a rag) to the bottom to bring those arrows up into view (someone else made those and they're not quite long enough), but I'm mighty pleased with how these turned out. They look snazzy on - and they seem to be holding up well.  And best of all . . . I'm a happy crafter now that they are all done. My only beef is the actors who wear them rarely have their backs to the audience and I don't get to see how awesome they look very often!