COLOR!!!! BRING ON THE COLOR!!!! It's winter here in the pacific northwest of the United States and the colors around me are muted grays, blues and dormant greens. I dream of red sand deserts, gleaming oceans....vibrant skies. Looking at my loves and patterns it might seem as though i don't appreciate the more subtle hues... i do, honestly, but I'm not craving them.
A lot of people have messaged me asking why I've listed "Artist" as my occupation. Surely everyone here is occupied with art, and very few make their living with it. So i hereby admit I'm not presently making a living with my art, BUT i am an artist, a painter, spent years teaching art....and have a degree with ART written on it so i guess I've earned the right to state that as my occupation even though, (or especially since), I'm unemployed at the moment. On the other hand, I'm staggered by some of the talent here that I can't match, even with my silly degree, so no, i don't believe it gives me magical powers or anything. I'm learning new things here, and it excites me. I practically giggle when I change the intensity of a color only slightly and every other color in the pattern seems to shift and change before my eyes. THAT is magic and one reason why i find this site addictive.
Thanks to everyone who has offered their encouragement and support. If anyone can tell me how i can get even a little more OCD about what i look at on my profile page (without deleting half my patterns), please let me know!
Wow... More than 200 follows already!? How better to commemorate that fact than with some graceful jellyfish? :)