Sunday, May 30, 2010

How Do You Find Your Style?

I have found myself artistically drifting over the years. I have always loved crafting and art since a very young age. When I was 8 or 9, I found an Alcoa aluminum foil crafting book on the family bookshelf. Since we didn't have extra money, I would craft with whatever I could find around the house. This Alcoa book was a godsend! I would sneak tiny pieces of foil and make the crafts that I found in the book. I also remember making Barbie clothes from scraps of fabric that my mom had laying around. I think I was born into being creative!

When I was pregnant with my first baby, my husband bought me a sewing machine! I spent the next 8-9 years doing all things with fabric! I quilted, made clothing and whatever other craft I could think of. I also did a bunch of counted cross stitch! After my divorce, I moved into glass crafting. I learned stained glass and then bought a kiln and learned how to fuse glass. That somehow morphed into paper crafting. I spent several years making rubber stamped cards and scrapbooking. My latest endeavor is painting and art journaling. With each new craft comes bunches of new supplies which are now taking over the house! I no longer sew and I haven't touched glass in months, yet the fabric is filling the basement and the glass is filling a room upstairs! My hope is that someday, I will be able to combine all of my crafting/art into one really cool product!

My question to you: do you tend to work on just one thing or do you like to learn and "evolve"? Is there value in going from one craft to another or am I just being flighty? When do I give up on one craft and start destshing???


Mary said...

Pinky, I tend to move from one craft to another. I've done so many different crafts and created many different products over the years. I still return to some of the crafts I loved years ago. I would love to see some of your fused glass products. Keep on creating.

Crystal said...

Well, if moving from craft to craft is "flighty" then that definitely defines me. I get bored quickly and I'm always looking for something new to do. I cooked for a living for years, moved onto hair and makeup artistry, dabbled in paper crafts, worked as a merchandizer for years to make artisty out of every day items, and now I'm sewing....but making my own jewelry is such a tempting though....and making things out of polymer clay.....LOL!!!

pinkrosesglass said...

Thank you. I get criticized a lot from my family, all of whom are not crafty, so I was just wondering if this is a normal thing or if I really am just wasting money and time. I'm glad to hear that I am not alone. :)