When one has a love of all things fabric as I had mentioned in my last blog post it is a natural step to want your art work on clothing and accessories. There are many on demand printing sites out there but they don't always give you the product that you are looking to create. I had a few people asking me if I could create t-shirts so as I began my research to find a company that would print my art work in the manner that I was looking for I came across some other product options. So today I am showcasing my newest products. I think art collecting shouldn't stop at a piece you can hang on your wall! Why not open our minds to all of the possibilities out there and be an art collector by purchasing utilitarian products that also feature fantastic design and art. Comments welcome!
Today I decided to share another one of my art supply addictions. Come on I know I am not the only one! I will just say it loud and clear "I have a fabric obsession". There now that that is out there I feel so much better. This post is geared towards all of my fellow fabric addicted friends and followers. If you are like me you have piles stashed of all different types of fabric. I have patterned and solid and batik and wool and linen and cotton in every color you can imagine. Since I began printing my art work on fabric I can now add that to my fabric inventory. I love to sew. I have to say I am a basic sewer....if that is even a word....lol, but I still love to sew! I am sure many of you out there can sew wonderfully and I would love to see what you can make with my fabric. I am announcing that yes you can buy my fabric through my web store in cute little 8"x8" linen canvas squares. Use your imagination and create that one of a kind wall hanging or pillow. I have imagined my fabric squares made into a vibrant quilt! Show me what you creatives out there can do!
Shannon's Art Fabric
Well ahead of schedule, my line of children's home decor wall hangings launched today! This upscale children's home decor online store is Rosenberry Rooms.
This journey has had a very satisfying end and I hope to sell lots of wall decor! Please visit my page on Rosenberry Rooms and tell me what you think.
As an artist we have many paths we can take. Some Artists find that the Fine art world is exactly where they want to be. They love the up scale gallery scene and prefer to let the gallery make all of their sales and connections for them. On the other hand you have artists who chose to go the commercial route where they license all of their images to companies that will use their images on products like greeting cards or mouse pads. Or they themselves use their images on products that they can create or print on demand through sites like Cafe Press or Society 6.
I have dabbled in both worlds and I must say that is the way I like it. I have shown in Galleries like the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY, The Rome Art Guild in Rome, NY and the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.
I have also licensed some of my images and seem to have had some success with that as well. I love creating my own products using my images. I have made magnets, fabric, pillows, zippered bags, jewelry! I know the art world can be confusing at times, but I think if you know yourself and have tried all of the opportunities that are out there you will find the right path for your art. My motto is if it feels right then go for it! I don't let the art world limit the possibilities and in this day and age we have so many more ways to use and sell our work.
This is one of my products where I licensed my art work. These are the Ultra Fine Microfiber cloths that are available on my site.
This bracelet features my art work. I create these myself.
I would your feedback....please leave me a comment!
I love to create plain and simple. Most of my creations involve mixed media. I like to experiment with many materials just to see where they will take me. Creative play is the most important tool I have!