It's my friends birthday on Saturday and as a treat we went to a spa for facials. As I was laying there on that table I had an epiphany, and it was clear as day! I'm not going to produce paper quilt patterns anymore. I'm not going to completely throw out the idea of producing quilt patterns, but part of the epiphany was a big question mark.
Why? Why have a continued doing this? And the answer is not my favorite kind of answer.
Because that's what you did when you got into the Industry when I did. You made quilt patterns. You started a pattern company. And so I have found myself on this road that I don't necessarily still belong on. I'm a printmaker, and a textile designer. I love making things. I love sewing. I love quilting. But my heart is not in pattern writing. It's in producing art.
I would like to say how proud of the work that i've done I am. I think the Colorist is brilliant, and Outfox the Fox is one of the coolest easiest patterns to follow on this green earth. Castle Treasury is a pain in the butt, but there is no denying just how beautiful it is. And my 1001 Peeps book is a literal work of art. It really is, and I am just so pleased with the things that I've created over the past 5 years.
The biggest thing is that I am recharting my course as a printmaker. That is where my heart is, and when I ask my HF what it is that I am really supposed to be doing, I always get the same answer, "you know what you are supposed to be doing". That's printmaking, people.
I PROMISE I'm still designing fabric. And I'm still designing a free quilt pattern for the lines to support my peeps and my shops. I'm just correcting the path.
You guys... cleaning out my house has changed me! And the closer I get to it being complete the more things are taking shape for my little future.
All patterns are 50% off while supplies last in the shop, and I'll shut it down September 1st. Tell your peeps! Tweet about it!
I'm getting back to the business of being an artist, and as always I hope you'll stick with me.