Bree Rose Bower and Kelly Strosser are both independent designers in their early 20s, and created Project M as a network for Midwest designers. Project M is set up more like an art gallery, the designers pay a flat monthly fee and keep 100% of their sales. I am so excited that these ladies are doing something different then the usual high-priced boutiques that are a dime-a-dozen, and instead, offering a supportive network for local designers. I spent all this week working on clothing to send there for the opening, the picture is a snippet of what will be there. Project M is located at 801 E. Center St in Milwaukee, and the grand opening is this Monday. I can't wait!
1. I put too much thought into my responses. I labor and agonize over crafting the perfect response. It has to be witty, professional, and have perfect spelling and grammar. It has to perfectly convey the message while perfectly representing my personality. Well, I think I should save that type of writing for the penpals, because I'm pretty sure most people want a quick response more than they want a beautifully written masterpiece.
2. I'm shy! Not as shy as I used to be, but still shy enough to be a little scared to talk to certain people. And that whole idea of "everyone is ten feet tall and braver over the internet" doesn't apply to me. When I do craft shows, I don't have a problem talking to people that come up to my table. Over the internet, not so much. Ridiculous, I know!
This problem ends now! I didn't include this issue in my goals for 2010 because I wanted to pretend it didn't exist...but I'm ready to tackle it now. This might be one of my most important goals this year!
The Gospel of Screenprinting. But anyways, five years later, four laundryroom-converted-darkroom set ups in two different states, and over two dozen screens burned and printed, I decided it was time to try something a bit different. Painter's tape!