The Knotty Sheep Shop

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

As an artist - it is hard to 'make a living' just doing what you love. I envy those who can sustain themselves with their art - no additional job necessary.
I admire the fact that their competitive edge has kept them one step ahead of their competition and their spunk has kept them in constant contact with their fans. I strive to be that type of artist.

What I don't admire or envy is someone that totally steals an idea. That individual is not an artist .... it is just someone who lacks imagination to create on their own. For that, I feel sorry for them.

In the scheme of things, maybe someone like that will be able to support themselves on stolen ideas. But, how does one sleep with a clear mind ........

I am proud to say, I am making an honest living with my art! It may be a tiny living - but it is all mine. Yes, my 'real job' starts up again next week ... heck, an honest paycheck is always a *good* thing! AND ... as of today, The Knotty Sheep has collected over $150 (taken from MY sales) to be donated to GREYhound Friends! For that I thank you - my customers - very, very much!

I thank you also for supporting my work ... and I hope you continue to do so! I truly love what I do. If you love my batts, fibers & yarns ... please pass the word to fellow fiber addicts! I would rather dye & card wool than cook dinner .... DH will totally understand! :)

On that note - I leave you with a photo of my Hanging Garden Shawl! I love it.

Remember: Imaginations create ... those that don't - copy.


KnitNana said...

Gorgeous! Just so pretty, you're going to love wearing that!

Diana said...

Very beautiful! Love the yarns subtle color contrasts. You'll look fabulous with that around your shoulders!

Denise in Kent, WA said...

The Hanging Garden Shawl is beautiful, Kary! Normally I'm not wild about variegated yarns for lace, but this one is so subtle that it actually enhances the pattern rather than obscuring it. I bet it feels nice to have this as an FO! I'm eager to be able to say the same about my Fir Cone. :)

Birdsong said...

This shawl turned out so beautiful.. the color variations are subtle and enhance the design. I am so proud of you for continuing to work hard AND donate so much to animal rescues. I am crossing my fingers that the year to come will bring fresh ideas and the recognition you deserve.