art under pressure

3 Feb

The past 6 months have been a little hectic: moving away from my hometown, teaching workshops, setting up my studio for the home-business, the up-coming launch of my etsy shop, publishing a blog, designing logos/mantra for the brand, all while still trying to stay active creating! It feels like the dust is finally starting to settle, especially as the final items, supplies and machines for inventory finish arriving.

Today my button press showed up and I couldn’t be more excited to be sealing my artwork into shiny buttons for people’s sweaters or into magnets for a crowded fridge. Buttons are one of those collectible art objects that are affordable and accessible to anyone, so I am thrilled to now be capable of incorporating them into my practice. My sister owns a button press at the art department where she teaches, but I had no idea when I’d be back in Alberta (let alone if I’d find time to make a million buttons whilst there) so I decided to make the investment myself and I couldn’t be happier. I am still waiting on one final shipment which contains my thermofax machine and some gocco supplies. The postal tracking system says it’s in Mississauga, so it shouldn’t be much longer. Let’s just hope that the button press keeps me distracted until it finally decides to arrive.

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One Response to “art under pressure”

  1. Jeannine 03/02/2011 at 18:01 #

    That looks like a lot of fun. I’d have a hard time pacing myself and not making a kajillion buttons all at once. What size of buttons does your press make?

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