Since I sold the first ball bowl I made last March:
people have been interested in seeing me make another. The process of making the individual sphere parts has been ongoing for quite some time now[see eye candy], but the construction of the larger whole is underway. To say this is tedious would be the understatement of the century.
Do your hands get sore just thinking about the time spent making all these parts? Mine do, but the pain is tempered by the beauty.
I will be exhibiting at the Washington Craft Show this time next month [booth #229] so that means my future days are going to be filled with a lot of these:
in order to do this:
which leads to the creation of this:
Come visit. You know you want to buy one.
Sometimes the internet, as great as it is for certain tasks, can turn into a bottomless abyss of wasted time that you get sucked into on your way to achieving your life goals. Every now and again you can stumble upon a gem that makes it all seem worthwhile. If you have twenty minutes to spare I urge you to watch/listen to this funny and strangely inspirational talk by Elizabeth Gilbert[author: Eat. Pray. Love.] as she discusses the ever elusive creative genius.
I’m Tristyn. Hey! Nice to meet you! I’m an artist. Maybe you had guessed as much?
I’m a Kutztown University alumnus with a BFA in Crafts and a concentration in Fibers.
I love all forms of art.
I have a semi-unhealthy obsession with coffee, books, large watches, shoes[Oh yes, shoes. What? I’m a girl. You had to have seen that coming.] and capturing moments with my camera.
I’m probably not exaggerating when I say about 25% of my wardrobe has polka dots.
Words of wisdom to live by: strive to be a Fruit Loop in this world full of Cheerios.
Summarization has never been my strong suit. I considered seeking help in the matter, but I got distracted by something shiny and that didn’t happen.
I decided to add this blog to my revamped website[Doesn’t it look snazzy? I sure think so! Thanks Sara!] to share insights on what it’s like to be an artist and various studio happenings.
Thank you for taking the time to read. I have immeasurable amounts of gratitude for people like you, friends, family, supporters of the arts.
Please feel free to check back from time to time in order to monitor my progress on my quest toward art-world domination.
Continue to live life creatively.