Often times people have asked me about how I got into this work and what its like to make my living from creating art. There are numerous ways to go about that and I've had years and years of learning and I'm STILL learning. I have a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Michigan and I've taken textile and surface design courses at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. I still take classes to improve and expand my skills and knowledge. I expect I always will since learning is something I love and I strive to continually improve. But It would take a lot of effort to put what I've learned about making a career out of my art into a course for other people- a task that is beyond what I can take on. However, I am happy to share some info with those of you searching for this information...that I know of someone I greatly respect who IS now doing just that! Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber is sharing her creative energy to help you grow!
This is Stacie Bloomfield and I at Quilt Market a few years ago. Stacie also designs textile collections for Moda Fabrics and she is one of the wonderful designers I've gotten to know through exhibiting at Quilt Market. Sometimes at market we have some time to discuss and share and get to know each other more. Its one of the special treats of market- time to share with other designers. After getting to know Stacie more, I was blown away by her creative energy, sensitivity, enthusiasm, knowledge and drive. This picture at her booth shows some of her many adorable designs. ALL the wonderful images in the post are from Stacie at Gingiber.
Stacie is a creative powerhouse. She runs a successful business based on her art and designs. She has a brick and mortar store and creative workshop space. She licenses her designs to numerous companies as well as manufacturing products herself. She knows how to approach companies, make the pitch, develop her portfolio and adapt to market trends. She boldly shares the ups and downs, the disappointments and the victories, the motivation and structure needed to make this world of creative work be something that DOES WORK. I have tremendous respect for her and I'm in awe of what she has created as her business.
Stacie has a free class you can take that actually starts today- a mini course called "Creative Powerhouse- How to leverage your creativity into a career". This is what she does. I believe the class is open this whole week and its delivered to your email inbox. This is a link to get to her free class or click the box below:
I'm going to be putting this Creative Powerhouse painter image up on my wall at my desk to remind myself of the business that Stacie has created and to reinforce my own commitment to what I am working at creating. By the way, its one of the things that I love about Stacie- she creates great images to empower and encourage and to shine!
Thanks Stacie for making a class that shares some of this information with other artists and designers! Enjoy the class and your own creative journey!
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Designer of colorful florals for Moda fabrics. Modern to transitional quilt designer. Illustrator, sewist, crafter.
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