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Summer Time & the Living Is…

Summer time and the living is easy, so goes that familiar song.

And so goes my focus on art and my continued direction.  I am ironing out this summer commercial designs.  You think this can work?

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Museum inspired tote featuring my designs.  You may recall seeing the initial imaging in my previous post “Mind Labyrinth”.  Feel free to check out that recent post entry.

I envision my artwork on totes, pillows, rugs and more with items available in quality home decor sections or boutique designer outlets.  They are definitely items for Pier 1, Home Goods, Pottery Barn or Bed, Bath & Beyond.  The MoMA Store is also a good fit.  Wayfair or even…what do you think?   Where else can these items be a good fit?

Alicia:  Fiber Artist on steriods!
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Mind Labyrinth

Let’s just sit back.
Breathe.
Let our minds flow with the curves.
Dance.
Twirl.
Loop.
Dip.
Now turn.
Twist right. Pose. Now Swan.
Return.
Loop this way, then that.
Ahh, now you’ve got it.
Mind Labyrinth.

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2015 (C) Copyright.  Alicia Evans

Fourth of July Celebrations – Peace ‘N Light!

Charge up the grill, pull out the charcoal, and open extra folding chairs for the guests.  There’s so much to do; all that good stuff for the day’s celebrations.

I’ll be doing the same with my crochet needle and yarn somewhere nearby as I Crochet Bag of Yarnchat and entertain and enjoy the best of the day with family and friends.  The art and creativity stays with me every day even during the holidays.

I am artist, hear me roar!

May your day be filled with…

Peace ‘N Light!

Alicia Evans

Fiber Artist

Let the Yarn Speak

“Chit Chat” Pins Make Statement @ Museum Festival / Marketing Art

Well, I made it back from this weekend’s museum festival where I launched my Chit Chat pins.  As I shared in my last post, these pins are great for adorning bags, t-shirts, hats and more.  They are sooo much fun.

From an artist marketing perspective, my Chit Chat pins serve well as an audience engagement prompt for the opening the door to my more serious work focused on my more complex…and major investment…of my fiber art wall hangings, especially those of my major works on tress.

Chit Chat Pins (c) 2015 Alicia Evans
Chit Chat Pins (c) 2015 Alicia Evans

How’d this all work:  Well, with the Chit Chat pins creatively displayed it naturally drew an  audience.  Once drawn to my area, I had an authentic, down-to-earth chat about the possibilities for adorning the pins.  After the initial pitch, I drew them into conversation about my larger works which are excellent pieces for decorating their home, office or for gifting for anniversaries, birthdays or other special occasions.  I even advised of how my work serves as an excellent way to memoralized a loved one.  For businesses and politicians, I indicated the artwork is excellent for awards programs, promotional campaigns and great for other out-of-the-box programming.

Well, indeed, it worked!  My “Chit Chat” pins were a hit and accomplished marketing efforts intended.

Adorn a t-shirt, spruce up a bag, start a conversation with a pin dancing upon your hat.

Chit Chat Pins    Adorn a t-shirt,  spruce up a bag, start a conversation with a pin dancing upon your hat.
Chit Chat Pins
Adorn a t-shirt, spruce up a bag, start a conversation with a pin dancing upon your hat.

Minatures Purple Pin  Minatures with Leaves

Customers delight over the adornment possibilities for the pins

ART Columbia U Students At Museum Festival

ART Customer Claudia Sweensen

Customer Claudia Swansey adorns a light green Chit Chat pin to compliment her beautiful outfit inspired by the colors of nature.   Thank you, Ms. Claudia.

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Chit Chat Pins are used as a marketing prompt for major works from my collection.

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All works copyrighted.

(c) 2011 – 2015 Alicia Evans

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Capturing Heartwarming Moments

So there I was at the end of the week, tired and in a noisy restaurant with noisy strangers, loud music with several sporting events on various large flat screen televisions and far too many people on their phones chatting away when my dear acquaintance insisted we leave to meet a friend of his who was sure to be instrumental with helping me jumpstart a project.  To be quite frank, packing myself up to go to yet another stop was the last thing on my mind.  I needed downtime, quiet.  All I wanted to do was go home and watch the latest televison episode of NBC’s Dateline show.  You see, I’m typically “on” for work at my day job as a public relations professional with clients and as a professor with my students and fellow faculty members,  so the last thing on my mind was to be “on” for meeting someone new at this late time of evening.  Uggh.

Before I knew it, in the middle of my “NO!” mindset, my friend was on his cell phone talking to the person about dropping by.  As he laughed and made arrangements for our forthcoming visit, I sulked and just calculated how long and agonizing this would all be.  Yes, I wanted possible assistance but it was late; I wanted to go home, to reflect and process my week’s journey.  I wanted to just settle down and watch Dateline…but, uggh, plans were now set for introductions at Mr. B’s home.

Resolving a lost, I put my game face on and graciously went to me someone new.

As we drove into the neighborhood of Mr. B, I was amazed at the shift of energy…all was so quiet, serene, indicative of my innate nature.  Hhmm…I, too, was beginning to shift.

From the moment his door opened engulfing us with soft music and the warm greeting of our host, opening his welcoming arms, I melted into the spirit of my new headspace for the evening.  I offered a hug which seemed to naturally beacon more so than the traditional handshake.

I melted into the spirit of my new headspace for the evening.

Our host was truly gracious with an infectious smile and jolly, open nature.  Settling into a comfy sofa, I gently eased into what I love best:  great conversation, flowing dialogue and moments to be treasured and savored.  Seems we were from the same childhood neighborhood, thus, we journeyed back in time to those folks of common, the remember when this-and-that happened and exploration of who’s now where and doing what.  To top the evening off, I ventured off into the world of my host’s yearbook which truly extracted memories and reflective moments of oh, my gosh and look at so-and-so back then and more grand remembrances from years-gone-by.

I noticed my host heartily laughing at the connections and the joys of yesteryear.  Before I knew it, time had soared by and it was time to bid farewell.  I could not help but extend another hug, a parting jester to thank him for easing my heart and soul for the evening.  And, to think, I wanted to hang out with an episode of Dateline when there was this very real, heartwarming, authentic connection and nurturing evening chat.

Ahh, another gem of moments to treasure….and when I least expected.

Definitely another treasured conversation gem topic for the next crochet gathering.

Living Room Brown Pillows

Here, a relaxing scene taken from the set of my travelling talk forum,

The Living Room Experience(R):  Where Meaningful Chats Change Lives

It’s all about the conversation and meaningful moments.