I don’t sew….oh sure I piddle around and I love to sew paper but I couldn’t tell Bari that. Not that she’d think less of me but it’s surprising in this industry when someone doesn’t sew. I’m a crafter by nature and have held the privilege of Creative Director for Sis Boom Fabrics but I found a seamstress who could reflect my ideas early on so I was able to do more crafting. I did however want to pay tribute to Bari J so I jumped on board to salute her process and her wonderful debut book!!!
What I loved about her intro was that she invited awkwardness and a case of the uglies that comes with any new creative venture and I so appreciated that. We need permission. We need permission to try things that are new. So with Bari’s help I moved out of my comfort zone and tried something totally new. I took a gamble at Collage art.
I’ve always loved Bari’s eye! Early on I could see a diamond in the rough and now it’s all shiny and buffed and ready for it’s debut. This book is Bari! It is her unique style in every way. I adore her. This blog tour is an honor to be able to tip my hat to this incredible artist.
So for my project I did this heart to convey how much she means to me and I did it in my unique way as only I could , awkward and lumpy, but all mine. Thanks for having us try to incorporate anything that resonates with us! Bari thanks for the invitation to play and for keeping it real . I heart you!!
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To the other Artists that were inspired by Bari’s book— It is wonderful to be among such great company! Click on each link below to take the blog tour & have fun seeing what these other Artists had to say!….