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.