Shown at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) in Geometrics Show September 2019
Based off of a child’s drawing, will be available at my etsy store soon. What mom (or dad) wouldn’t love to see their little ones art turned into… well art… Perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or just because.
~mary e. Johnson-Mason
I had the joy of photographing their wedding and the start of their family of two, this past Saturday I once again had the joy of photographing the growth of their family to three, I can’t wait to see you in a month or two to photograph this wee one that is growing inside you!
Their are some people who just become your instant family, this family has definitely taken me in 💕💕💕
Such an amazing weekend!!!
I can’t remember the last time i was by myself without my 3 littles (8, 4, &2). But this past Sunday my husband was home and i took off the a fiber festival before he could change his mind and say no!
I am not very good at spinning yet but oh do i love it, it is such a good way to relieve some stress and to know that the final product is all from my hands!
I have washed the raw wool and am waiting on it to dry so i can go onto the next step in turning it into yarn, and i can’t wait!!
More to come later, the children are being much to quite
Two posts in one day! I might be getting the hang of this! Don’t count on it… 😂
I went to first Friday this evening, you know where the local art galleries have their openings, I did not have anything in a show this go round, but one of my former professors was in a show, so i put the 3 chickadees in the car and dove an hour just to see the work of someone that i used to know.
I have mixed feeling…
The work was amazing…
My children where… not so amazing
8, 4, and 2 not very good ages to have out together, especially when the oldest is board and the other two feed off of her, that and all the sugar they seemed to have consumed in such a short time!
And I’m going to be honest with whoever you are that is reading this, once again i feel like I’m pretending at this artist thing…
I hate how I have to remind myself that i am an artist… that people like my work, i have a very long list of shows where the juror picked my work over so many others. So why do i feel this way!!! Why do I feel like my art is not good enough!? Why do I feel like I’m pretending that i’m an artist?! Maybe if I was around more artists I would feel different?
I had to pick up work that was shown in two past shows, and I found myself trying to hide it form the people that where there, like it didn’t even come close! I mean really how can you compare embroidery that is TINY to these amazing paintings that i could fit 100 or more of my works in? You can’t! I have to remind myself of that!
I want to paint so badly, and if I had the space, the child free space, the toddler free I put everything in my mouth space, than I really think that I could do great things, I have before so why not again!
This session that I’m in… this two bedroom 1,000 square foot 3 children session is not a painting session!
I feel like I’m just doing a craft… I need to stop feeling that way… but how!!!
How do you stop feeling that way when everything you learned in college is telling you that you are doing a craft not an art, but every time i have entered said “craft” into a show it has gotten in…
I need to stop now, it’s late, and my mind tends to wonder… I wish i could be painting right now, it’s Friday night and everyone is asleep, but i have no space to wait for paint to dry…
I need to remember that just because it is small and fits in my bag… my embroidery is no less important… is no less art… than all of the larger paintings hanging on the wall…
Just some rambling from an artist who isn’t feeling much like an artist…