Colleen Maria Casey is a photographer, quilter, artist, business owner. Her most recent work is in creating patterns sewing and crafting.
Colleen Maria Casey is a photographer, quilter, artist, business owner. Her most recent work is in creating patterns sewing and crafting. Her craft projects and patterns embrace a new bold look at recycled and reused materials. Colleen’s Christmas ornaments and wearables, made from aluminum drink cans, are available in local shops and online around the United Statesand in her own online shop, SomeArtFabric.com.
Her sewing patterns are designed to help new to advanced quilters power through tedious piecing processes to create amazing quilt tops in very little time. Her techniques for the I Love You(r DNA) quilt are a wildly popular class she teaches for sewing guilds and the trade show circuit.
She travels the country visiting sewing, crafting and quilting shows hosting the unique and hard to find fabrics she adores for her company, SomeArtFabric.com, which is affiliated with this site, SomeArt.com.
My experimentations with light painting started in the 1980’s. I popped some color film in my 35mm that usually held the standard black and white bulk loaded rolls from the high school photography class supply. Some pals and I dashed across the state to visit Disney’s MGM Studios, now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in Orlando. The neon lights on all the retro buildings made for interesting shots.
Those were not the greatest images, but years later, a birthday present helped create this simple image of my daughter.
Jennifer J.L. Jones interviews herself at her blog for a gallery and shares insights into how she works and creates.
Jennifer J.L. Jones, one of our favorite Atlanta artists interviews herself at her blog for a gallery and shares insights into how she works and creates. Read her post, but don’t miss visiting http://jenniferjljones.com/ to catch up on her work.
What inspires you? How do you stay inspired?
Nature, energy and the world around me. Traveling. People. Love. Everything that I’m open to becomes an inspiration of some kind. I particularly feel inspired continuously by the natural elements around me, the seasons, the weather, and my personal experiences that need to sometimes be translated into visual voice. I stay inspired by being aware and surrounding myself as much as possible.
From a review of “Chris Verene” and the Gailsburg Series
“Verene’s affection and love for his friends and relatives also comes through in some of his pictures, maybe despite, or more likely because of their difficult circumstances and adoption of bizarre culture. It’s his ability to convey both a feeling of warmth for his subjects and a sense of their alienation that makes him a great photographer.” – Christian Perring, Ph.D.
Do you have your art on? Do you carry it with you everyday? We live in our art everyday. You don’t have to be a fine artist or wealthy (or even artistic!) to immerse yourself in your own personal art.
Do something good for you. Make a tote bag and bring it with you when you go shopping.
If you aren’t that person, give yourself permission to spend an extra couple of dollars on that one ‘cool’ tote bag at the grocery or your favorite shop. Shove the other cheaper ones inside and you’ll smile when it’s time to spring out to the store.
This second photo was taken of our tote at one of our favorite places on earth: Ava Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Brother Joseph Zoettl by accident found himself literally surround by his creations, too.