I love shopping for fabric - it has to be my favorite thing to do aside from creating a new Kalico Kard! I'm always looking for the "spectacular", the "unusual", the one that speaks to me telling me what it wants to become!
Often I find a fabric that lends itself to a particular message I've wanted to use, like the one on the left. This fabric had beehive written all over it - I could almost hear the bees buzzing round it. That was only the beginning of a Kalico Kard idea however - when its message popped into my mind, that was the clincher: "Wishing you a honey of a birthday"! I get excited when that happens - I can't wait to start turning it into a Kalico Kard, and get it into the card rack at a craft show, soto hear a customer giggle or comment on it! This confirms to me that the spirit in others is connected with the spirit in me!
I think that's what our creativity is for - connecting! I don't believe any of us paint, knit, quilt, crochet, craft jewelry, create greeting cards, write poetry or stories, etc., just for ourselves - it's about sharing a part of myself with another - connecting spirit to spirit. Some of us are fortunate enough to be doing what we love and making a few dollars doing it but that is only a small portion of the benefits experienced and received!
Life is about love, which means relationships and connecting. Love is something we all need and desire, and creativity is for sharing that love and connecting. For it's in sharing it with others that we experience it ourselves. So when a piece of fabric jumps off the shelf into my arms at a fabric shop, it is the beginning of a another love connection!
I am a fabric artisan who found her passion when most grandmothers are thinking of retiring! Creating fabric greeting cards for more than 20 years, I've accumulated many quotes, quips, puns and sayings which give Kalico Kards character! After sharing my handmade cards successfully at arts and craft shows locally I was encouraged to offer them to others on the world wide web! The fabric designs and the messages on my cards are created to warm the heart and tickle the spirit of their recipient. Doing what I love is an inspiring way to work - it means making new friends and hearing their wonderful comments about how Kalico Kards have inspired their lives. It's a huge motivator. Time passes quickly when you're doing what you enjoy! Log onto my website at www.kalicokards.com and leave me a comment - I'd love hearing from you!