A gift, but they are $45
Yes, I do commissions
"My Best" is my latest affirmation stick. This one is a gift for a person that I needed to send a little hug to and a little I'm sorry for not being very understanding...sigh...I had a day of days not long ago and she was just in the path...sigh...I wish I had better control over my days sometimes...I'm working on it!
The reason I STARTED doing them was I had all these dowels that I didn't know what to do with, so I began playing...I started wrapping them with different materials...well, that wasn't enough, so I found some pre made affirmations at my local craft shop and that was fun...so they were born...AND THEN, it hit me that if I wanted to tailor these to people who might need a little boost how would I do it...and I figured out a way to write my own...or use a pre worded one with a little color and font specificity...I like both ways of adding an affirmation, so I'm doing whatever speaks to me...My favorite way to do these has been to take commissions with a little info, and tailor it to specific people...but, when no people are forthcoming at the moment, I just make them and if someone connects all the better! I put these sticks on gallery wrap canvas as shown above and on barn wood...but who knows what material for a background will come to me next!
WORDS with my work has begun to be more and more important to me. I played with it in my early works that now describe a bit of a familiar to me style as in my 24"x12" "Aspen Lights and Shadows"...the whole phrase is "aspen lights and shadows weave through"...It seemed important to me to describe my experience with the aspen stands I had walked among. I realized it was harder to market and sell these works because not only does it have to appeal subject wise, color wise, design wise, but then also PHRASE wise...I still do these on my 2D works, but not as often for the very reason I described...but I still have a need to include the word or phrase as I can...
FIND INSPIRATION WHEREVER YOU MAY HAPPEN TO FIND YOURSELF!!