I've finally started crafting again, doing projects that aren't school related, or even graphic design related. It's a nice change. I've missed the hands-on approach to making art.
For a while, earlier this year, I found myself exploring an entirely different aesthetic from my usual earth, organic style. Getting into the cuter-than-cute, the girly, the zakka, the mid-century modern. Pink, even! It was exciting. I had fun making the things I shared here, and exploring and being inspired by other people's creations in those wonderful styles.
When my ex and I parted ways, all that stopped. Emotionally and artistically, I retreated into what felt safe. I didn't have the energy or will to go on exploring. Things are much, much better these days. I'm happy again, and content with the direction life is taking. That said, I'm not sure I want to pick up where I left off. Time will tell, I suppose. I'm finding other interests that are really hooking me in. We may see some evolution in those directions here on StacySix.
I have a few of my felt pieces in a wonderful little gallery/store in Seattle, Snowmonkey's House of Monsters. I'm making some new pieces for the Orycon Art Show later this month, whatever doesn't sell there will be making its way north. This is one such: