I am so very excited to be writing this today. It’s Easter weekend and I’m sitting in my studio looking out the window at the end of the afternoon. The sun is slowly setting and Spring is definitely in the air here in Calgary.
I’d like to share with you that I’m starting a new service. Quite a few of you have asked about this and I’m finally ready to launch my mentoring / consulting services. As artists, fiber artists, painters, quilters, or whatever kind of artist you are, we work with our hands and our minds, usually in solitude. More so now than ever before. We spend time with our materials, contemplating outcomes and looking at solutions to problems that need to be resolved for a piece to be effective and evoke a variety of responses in the viewer. Be it an abstract painting, or a quilt made with a pattern, we all run into issues that require us to get feedback and critique. We do it all the time. We look at our work and see something’s not right but we don’t know what because we are too close; have worked on this particular piece for a while and cannot see anything other than what’s there.
You need a fresh set of eyes on your work to overcome roadblocks and reach your goals. Constructive feedback by an experienced fellow artist will get you to the next level and drive your work forward. Critiques help you grow as an artist and develop your work. I offer total support and personalized mentorship. My goal is to be your coach, mentor and cheerleader.
In these 1-hour sessions – held by Zoom – you will have the opportunity to talk through any challenges you are facing and I will provide you with some comments and ideas that will assist you as you move your work forward. The feedback you receive, both positive and negative, plays its part in your creative development.
Once you sign up for a session, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to send images of the work you’d like to discuss ahead of time along with any specific issues you would like me to consider during our time together. Some of the issues could be:
- Choosing fabric for your next project
- Modifying a pattern to make it your own
- You are not happy with your current project but are not sure why
- You are stuck in a rut and can’t figure out how to move forward
- Staying creative and motivated
- How to develop a body of work
- Working on a series
- You want to do something new and different and you don’t know how to get started
I’m offering promotional launch pricing for the month of April. Right now, sessions are on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If these times do not suit your needs, please leave a comment stating a few times and dates that would work for you and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.
I’m looking forward to working with you. Thanks for reading. Stay safe,