Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Spunbond Sensations Is Here!
well, more correctly, it's here. I've thought for a while that it was time for a blog 'about' spun bonded fabrics like Lutradur, Evolon and the new Zeelon, so, given I've written books about two of the three, I thought I'd start one! I think there are far too many people around with Lutradur in a cupboard because they don't really know where to start. I'd like to change that. Hence Spunbond Sensations. I've said over there that it is a bit like an interactive book; you ask the questions, I do my best to answer them. And I hope to have interviews with other artists who use these materials, including some of the artists featured in the Exquisite Evolon book...not that I've actually talked to them about it, yet...oops! But I do think it'll be interesting to see what they are up to now, and how their use of Evolon has changed in the intervening period. If you are an artist using any of the spunbonded fabrics, and would like to be interviewed for the new blog, drop me an email or leave a comment here. I'm also looking for images to use on Photo Friday, and you don't have to be a 'name' to have your work featured here... just let me know and we'll talk.
It feels great to be back to some semblance of normality. Depression puts a fog on your brain, which activity helps to lift (I talked about that here). I know that it is lifting because blogging has once more become a challenge, and exciting, instead of something I felt guilty about because I couldn't bring myself to do it. The same with Etsy; I'm about to list the quilted photograph you see above, with optimism rather than pessimism. I hope someone will fall in love with it, and buy it, which is a big difference in attitude from, 'it's not worth it, nobody likes my work enough to buy it...'. And so on,
When I started the business, several years ago, I considered myself recovered from depression. I was wrong. I am recovering from depression...but it still limits me to a significant extent, if I'm honest. What it doesn't do,t hough, is stop me from doing things completely. It just makes them harder to do than it might be for most people. That, of course, is the definition of disability. And I believe it helps to embrace it, rather than try to either evade or outright reject it. This is who I am, and I am proud of what I have achieved so far. Let's see how much further I can go...
ps if you are reading this in a month's time or more, and want to visit the Spunbond blog, make sure you read the introduction to the blog; it'll help you understand what's going on!