I am a new artist, testing the waters, learning the ropes, as I fumble my way in pursuit of commerce, funding and artistic acceptance. I feel like a baby chick just cracking my shell, pipping and peeping and peering out into the wide, brightly lit world from my safe enclosure. I've spent a year searching for opportunities before I decided to start my own online stores.
I have several new stores, open less than a month. You can purchase my first macro view fabrics on Spoonflower.com. You can buy notions and postage on Zazzle.com. You can get feather rishi posters and framed prints from Fine Art America.
But, perhaps the shop of which I'm most proud is The Feathered Om. This store broke the barrier for me as I moved into iconography and made three different renditions of the magnificent Om symbol. This morning I learned far away from my home, a person in Marseilles is waiting for her fleece hoodie.It was a thrill for me to have a client in France who recognized and affirmed my art.
I'm proud of each store for many different reasons. They show a range of ideas and imagination as they exhibit the versatility of feather rishi, a new arrival on the playing field of paint, texture, color and fashion. When my professors saw the technique showing up in my design classes, they encouraged me to get out and look for opportunities. I'm still in school, so this is a rare instance. I went to school to learn something new I could do and it turned out, I actually could do something new.
Copyright 2013 Lewis Mark Grimes