April 21, 2012

Springing into a New Direction

Flowers are blooming, and Spring is in the air!

 This last couple of months I have been in the process of booking shows for this upcoming Summer, Fall and Winter.  In doing this I have been trying to figure out some new and fresh ideas to introduce.  As I was reviewing my stock, photos of items sold etc, I thought to myself  "Is this the direction I really want to be heading in?" and the answer is no!  When I started "Hipknitized" it was always meant to be fun, to be refreshing and the last but not least it was never ever supposed to become "boring" or "work" to me.

I have found in the past few months that I am defiantly not alone in what I have been creating the last couple of years and that is something I always wanted to avoid.  To me part of my creating is self expression and if my art is the same as many others out there then how much of an individual does that make me...not much of one or at least not as much as I had originally hoped.

So now is the time for change.  Nothing sudden or drastic but it's time I start creating the items that I have been itching to create for quite some time.  I will still make the cute little baby props and so forth but that was not at all where I wanted to end up when I first started creating.  Something I am truly passionate about and really try to do my part in help to preserve is the environment, and in saying that I really would love to start including trying to re purpose, reuse, recycle and up cycle items from our everyday and make them into art, clothing, accessories etc...these items will be one of a kind, fun, whimsical and directed to all ages.  I'm really excited to head in this direction and I really hope that I will be fortunate to continue to have you all follow me in my continuing journey.