It is really easy
to chase everything shiny down the rabbit hole when you are trying to focus on
developing your skills as an artist.
When I first started working as a figurative fiber artist full time it
took unbelievable self-control to remain focused on figurative fiber art. I wanted to work on my art but also make
journals, learn how to watercolor, create jewelry, and everything else that
caught my attention for the moment.
Transformation by Marla L. Niederer
If I were to chase all of those interests down
the rabbit hole I would not have been able to continue to develop my skills and
techniques as a figurative fiber artist because the focus wouldn’t be there.
Fire Goddess by Marla L. Niederer
But sometimes it is
okay to chase all things shiny in the name of artistic cross training. Sometimes
your creativity just needs a little boost. If you find yourself in a creative
rut and haven’t been feeling very inspired it sometimes helps to work in a
different medium than you are accustomed to.
It lets you stretch your artistic skills and gives you a different
Hand beaded earrings by Marla L. Niederer
So, I recently
rewarded myself for being so focused the past two years by taking a jewelry
making and watercolor painting break.
Playing with the two mediums has resulted in several new creative sparks
for my figurative fiber art.
Reflections by Marla Niederer
Winter Sky by Marla L. Niederer
It’s not too late
to sign up for my online class Fire Goddess that is currently being presented
If you would like
to learn more about the class and to sign up and join in on the fun just click
on the following link to the AforArtistic website.