Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I had another epiphany today.

I was wearing one of my painting t-shirts, freshly warm from the dryer, and Simone said something like, "You know, you could scan sections of your t-shirts and get them printed onto other clothing."

A lightbulb went off in my brain .... one, and then another ... and another!

I could design clothes.  T-shirts with my paint splatters, sure! Fantastic!  And I could print my own fabric with Spoonflower.  All I need is to get a seamstress and pay them to make clothes and bags, etc. Maybe I could apply for both art and business grants in order to do this.

And then I thought, "Maybe I should start another business, simply called 'Anne K Abbott.'" Because although I like "Annie's Dandy Note Cards and Artwork" it does seem kind of kitschy to me now.  And if i want to be taken seriously as an artist, maybe I need to expand.  I love painting dogs and cats, sure, but I feel like I could do so much more.  I mean, there's the Grassy Narrows and the war betwee Israel and Palestine that I could express my feelings about in art, but right now I'm painting two cute dogs.

I think it's time to expand my vision.

1 comment:

Jaya said...

I'm so psyched to hear more about your vision! Hope to c u at St Lawrence et sooon!!