Thursday, September 19, 2019

Behind the Scenes.....

Creating the Colorwash 360 Class was a journey in itself. When we first started talking about it, my daughter asked me if I was ok sharing how to make my signature style works. And I told her at my age it didn't matter to me, that I just wanted to share what I've learned and hope it enriches others' lives and quilt practices.

We decided to record a video talking about Behind the Scenes of the course and it became a bit of a history of me and the ways I work too. (You could just listen to it like a podcast as you're working, it's just us talking.)

My daughter had an art gallery where she invited visiting artists to teach, organized juried shows which allowed artists the opportunity to have their work on a gallery wall, and curated exhibits of leading artist works. At the core of it all is her heart to help artists rise and to replace the 'starving artist mentality' with the 'thriving artist mentality'. 

One of the mental hurdles many artists face is selling our work, a fair exchange - our expertise for money. And as teachers, taking our years of practice and sharing our knowledge and being paid fairly for it. For some reason other professions have no problem pricing their work at a fair wage and receiving payment for it. And if you think about it, we have no problem paying them a fair wage for their services. So why is it different for artists? 

She is addressing this topic by way of helping artists see the many ways they can be paid fairly for their work and have dreams for more, just like every other profession.

I'm the first in her series on Prolific Artists, which is artists who make a lot of work. She tells me I inspired the series:) So our video is on her page that is all about Artists going after their dreams and touching the world with their art.

My Colorwash course is just that for me. I love helping quilters learn and grow and hope that one day there is a greater understanding of color that came from my fun time in the studio. I love what I do and by practice I have learned a lot about color.

Here is a link to view the video interview with my daughter.

And as I mentioned yesterday in my post, the Colorwash Online course will open for enrollment today at 5pm EST. You will find the link to enroll here once it's live early this evening.  Update:  Still getting ready for students...will open for enrollment 9 a.m. EST tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day!


Mary said...

It's a wonderful interview, Wanda!

QuiltGram said...

Wow, I love the soft heart sort of in the middle of this quilt. I also love the fact that it isn’t dead center..... kind of sneaks up on the viewer. It is subtle, attractive and so very feminine. I love all of your work and this quilt has a special pull for my emotions. It is actually a ‘super’ WOW!

Needled Mom said...

I'm glad she inherited those fabulous art genes!

JJM said...

Watched your interview with Vicki and it was a lovely tribute to you, her Mom. She asked the right questions and you gave the right answers. I hope everyone watches the video and enrolls in your Colorwash 360 course. As I have mentioned before, your Colorwashes you create, are like magic to me.


Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I enjoyed listening to the interview and learning a little more about you Wanda. Your comment about loving the design process more than the actual quilting resonated with me. Although I have no problem having someone else do the quilting since I don't enjoy that part at all. The way I look at it, I've had my fun coming up with the design and playing with the fabrics and am always anxious to start something new. Wishing you good health.

Pam said...

I enjoyed the interview. It was fun to see and hear you. I agree that you are a very talented artist.