Saturday, August 3, 2013

who are you?

mary jane dodd

leaf - mjd 2013

part of maturing as a crafts person is gaining insight into what resonates with you, 
into what aesthetic is most representative of your intentions. 

it takes a lot of experimentation,
and an understanding of who you are 
and how you wish to connect with others. 

leaf - mjd 2013

finding a way of working with fibers that is consistent with how i worked with metals is something for which i am grateful.

i have been working with leaves for a good while now -
sheet metal
softly folded
and given heat patinas -
and was so pleased when i could translate them with threads. 

leaves - mjd 2013

it's not always about how clever you are,
but how true you are to yourself.

your way of processing,
of seeing the world
through your eyes
with your experiences
and with your hands
is a beautiful thing.

find a way to make the techniques you learn
and the materials you use
into a reflection of you.

that's what the world needs.


Kelli said...


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Expounding on the thoughts posted on your personal blog. IMHO, a true artist will find a way to express themselves in their work, no matter what media. You have achieved it in your fiber work.
xx, Carol

stacilouise said...

So true. I have often said that when someone buys from an artist, they are buying a little piece of them. Because we put ourselves into our work. You new leaves and fibers are wonderful.

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Another post that gave me chills...... You are so right :)

Spirited Earth said...

so true..your work is always wonderful

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