In 2005 I went to work for The Needle Works here in Austin, Texas. Being back around all the thread and canvas was a nice feeling and I took on the task of writing stitch guides for painted canvas sold through the shop. It's given me many opportunities to explore new ideas and meet many different stitchers.
On my off time I started to draw again. In an earlier post I showed you some of my work from the 70's/80's. I began to acquire a vast array of colored pencils and markers. I discovered on line marketing and dabbled. It was fun and I was enjoying myself. I have quite a collection of illustrations for card art from this period of time.
This brings me around to the now of my life. All that card art is slowly inching it's way out of my head and onto canvas. Circle of life so to speak. The banner at the top of this blog was a card I drew the week before my daughters wedding three years ago. I'm thinking I'd like to paint it even larger for a pillow. Of course, still working full time...my evenings are just not enough time to do 'all the stuff in my head'! I may have to start making lists...anyone that really knows me....knows this is not a forte for me. I'm big on post it's that live in my jeans pockets.
Pictured below is a piece I created back in '98. It was one of my most popular designs, titled appropriately enough, 'Evolve'....
|"Evolve" a Kimberly design copyright 1998|