I have long had a passion for trees. As a public relations professional and educator, I have spearheaded campaigns for trees, conducted event planning for a songwriting contest for trees and have contributed to New York’s One Million Trees program.
I continuously return to trees in some form or fashion. I delve even deeper now with my artwork focused on tree imagery. And now it pleases me to launch When Trees Talk, Let the Yarn Speak. This is an international tree advocacy program with a twist of art. It is the mission of the program to use visual imagery to prompt authentic talk, awareness and support of trees currently in crisis around the world.
When Trees Talk(c) serves as a forum where people can gather for an exciting flow of facilitated dialogue which allows for authentic, down-to-earth conversation.
I am so pleased to be launching the program during a session with the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will go on a journey exploring the world of trees, hear of their secret life and what trees do at night. We will hear insights of the challenging state of trees today and all participate in an interesting exercise which takes place in the year 2093 involving a critical decision to be made regarding trees.
While taking a quick break from my studio to flow online, I came across a delightful gem…the latest issue of The Art of Crochet Magazine. It features such cute and quick items to make…all in time for Mother’s Day.
I am so pleased to share a brand new interview sharing behind-the-scenes insights on my creative process to create fiber art. The world of crochet and fiber art and those in the mindfulness realm are taking note.
Please take a moment to view, share and comment.
Alicia Evans Fiber Artist – “Possibilities” Show & More!
“Black Friday” for me, the fiber artist, and as a busy professor with an official day of from work means true celebration! And that’s not engaged in the traditional shopping frenzy but focused on my true nature as an artist.
Today I’m finishing up work on the Redd Tree Series mentioned in previous posts. I’ll be organizing my studio and taking inventory of supplies. I’ve just been gifted yarn which needs to be put away and yes, I have freshly cut wood which needs to be prepped.
It will truly be a peaceful day with soft jazz playing in the background. I’ll have a pot of cinnamon and water brewing to fragrance the air with holiday spiritis. And, of course, there’s leftover turkey for midday snacking and some of that leftover apple pie. There will be few phone calls coming in. Why? ‘Cause everyone’s out shopping in the madness of “Black Friday”!
Here’s to artists across nation.
Here’s to crochet needles and yarn and the world’s fiber artists as we continue to joyfully and peacefully create!
Ahh…the peace of “Black Friday” for the true artist.