Tag Archives: possibilities

When Trees Speak!

It is so wonderful to be back.  Have been off sharing my art in solo exhibitions, in group shows and more.  In addition, I’ve just returned to New York after garnering a fabulous art scholarship in the highly acclaimed SAVVY ARTS CHALLENGE at the University of South Carolina.  This wonderful program brought 100 artists in from around the country to assist businesses address challenges using art.  What a fabulous adventure.  My group was assigned a farm.  I’ll share more about that experience in my next post.

In the meantime, I have been delving deeper into my work focused on trees.  I am extremely focused on bring the visual narrative of cherishing trees into everyday life.  The shift in  our environment, climate change, the lost of trees due to fires or plain old destruction for economics demand our attention.  I simply wish to revisit my focus on trees and ask you to take a moment to address your intention, attention, compassion and empathy towards a major segment vital to the existence of humanity.

 

IMG_20181007_202622893

All images copyright (c) 2013 – 2019 Alicia Evans

When I crochet, it is as if my needle and thread begin to talk, thus my tagline:  “Let the yarn speak!”

screenshot_20190630-092247_instagram
Signature Label

May my yarn and trees speak to you today.

Alicia Evans / New York

 

 

 

 

 

“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.

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

aevans1.jpg TreeMendousPhone Thru Jan 20 2015 3771379

taggedSetAlbumId_content#x3a##x47##x47#media#x47#exte~45

All works copyrighted.

(c) 2011 – 2015 Alicia Evans

***************************************************************************

Do you want to chat more about my works?

Hear more about the process?  Chit Chat pins?

Need an inspiring speaker for your next event?

Or wish to explore the possibilities for having your own custom tree?

Feel free to contact my representative:

Dexter Brown

516 377 6146

Healing The World With Yarn

YARN MATTERS!

See How Yarn Contributes to Being Alive, Our Well-Being & Happiness

I am so thrilled to share a marvelous video I came across sharing fascinating and life saving benefits of engaging with one’s needle.  The video, Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time, provided by the Craft Yarn Council offers excellent insight in a marvelously produced work, with great music, research and testimony.  You’ll hear how crochet and knitting has works to transform lives.  You’ll amazingly discover:

  • How the repetitive motion crochet and knitting contributes to deepening our relationship with our minds
  • How it contributes to a heightened meditative state for addressing problems and finding solutions
  • The awesome social benefits of gathering in circles
  • The proven studies showing how it reduces stress, blood pressure levels, depression and eases chronic pains
  • It’s positive impact on children, teens, the elderly, the chronically ill and others

The video shares so much more, too.  Working with yarn to create, helps to free our minds and place us in a zone that’s therapeutic and nurtures our hearts, mind and soul.

The Power of Crochet & Knitting Circles

 In our technology driven age where we are so engaged with computers, our smartphones and other tech gadgets, it takes away from our humanness.  We are drawn from what it means to be alive. We must mindfully balance our interaction with such so as to nurture the core of who we are.  Socially, gathering in with others, in circles of common ground, enriches our spirits.  And, that’s why I love being an impetus of the call to gather, like that of those of the elders who innately knew how the energy of healing works especially while in circle, connecting with others.

Yarn Matters

I absolutely love the way the power of needlework is described in the video by Carrie Barron, MD, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She says:

“If we deaden our senses, if we do not engage in activities that brings our senses to the surface, there is an insidious type of collapse within…and we loose the best part of being alive…of being human…Yarn Matters!”

Yarn definitely matters in my life.  It helps to bring people together to create, connect and chat at an authentic levels, to share and thrive. When we connect through mindful dialogue, focused conversation…ahh the possibilities are limitless.

 

Do enjoy and share the news with those in your circle today:

Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/health

 

It truly is all about Yarn, Chat & Possibilities!

 Yarn Beige Circle

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.  What do you think?

~ Alicia ~

Image Source:  http://candobooksaustralia.blogspot.com/2012/12/knitting-in-circles-getting-somewhere.html

These Are a Few of My Favorite Trees!

Trees have become one of my fiber art crochet specialties.  My work has been exhibited in New York.  And I have a marvelous art workshop just for children.    Enjoy these trees from my  wonderful garden of life and grand possibilities.

1196Phone Thru Jan 20 2015 062

1206Phone Thru Jan 20 2015 377

aevans1.jpg TreeMendous1379

All displayed works by Alicia Evans  .   © 2014 Alicia Evans All rights reserved.

All works are crocheted and then ‘sculpt’ into form.  Each color represents one continuous flow of yarn.  The beads are woven into the work as I go along.  Backgrounds are natural wheat grass or bamboo.

Which tree tickles your fancy?

I look forward to hearing your feedback.  Leave your comments below or send me a note at:  diamondlight411@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexy Yarn

Sexy Yarn PinkI was chatting with a friend the other day seeking advice about yarn and she led me to wonderful yarn website.   I arrived at the page in awe of the beautiful, swirling colors of yarn.  Before I knew it, my eyes started to dazzle, my passion slipped out with me lowering my voice and shifting my tone to an ultra sultry murmuring in one long breathe, “Now-that’s-some-sexy-yarn!

My girlfriend’s laughter brought me back to the present.  “Girl, what in the heck is ‘sexy yarn’?”

I couldn’t explain then but thought about it for a few days.  Sexy yarn has a visual flow, a captivating allure.  When all curled up and brand new, its visual aroma implants scenes of finished works of art.  Sexy yarn gently taps the artist’s creativity.  It sets off the fire of possibilities for works of delight and grandeur.

What do you think?

2015 Ready, Set, Go!

Yarn All Colors

The world of possibilities is soaring.  I ought to know having just worked out manifesting a fancy title of “Director of Yarn”.  Yes, I’ve created and now in the planning stage to spearhead a marvelous crochet and knitting circle partnering the world of academics with community to create items for neonatal babies.  I’ve thought about that title for well over a year, said it aloud, teased about it with friends, talked about its possibility and wouldn’t yah know it…here it goes.   We’ll be yarning and chatting and creating all kinds of possibilities.

Stay tuned!