Sunday, 2 March 2008

listen to me say "stuff", a lot...

last week I got an email from a stranger called Marty Owings...on Saturday he called me up...talked to me for half an hour or so...then put this interview up on RadioFreeNation...

when I listened to the interview afterwards it was weird...there is so much that seems really obvious in my mind about what I do but it struck me on listening that of course none of this is obvious to anyone who doesn't inhabit my mind...(those lucky, lucky people!)

so, there is more to be said than "stuff" and Marty has been kind enough to invite me back in the summer...that'll give me the opportunity to ramble even more about things like recycling, reuse, redeployment as well as some things I've been thinking about how the blog'o'craft'o'sphere turns the virtual into the tangible and tactile through the whole swap-thing, I'll be able to talk about the kids artclub I set up and how wonderful it is to watch kids who thirst for the chance making art and maybe I'll even be lucky enough to be able to say something about some progress in my "escape the 9 to 5" mission...who knows...

I love that Marty is out there, looking at "stuff" and being so enthusiastic about it all...the world needs more people like that, being enthusiastic, giving encouragement and saying Nice Things...I'm a great believer in saying Nice Things...they mean a lot...

Check back over the next couple of days, I'm going to follow Marty's generous spirit and do me a little old giveaway...not sure what yet, but some of my "stuff"...my way of saying "thanks" to the craft'o'blog'o'sphere and all those people who pop in and say NT...

in the meantime, here is the drawing of the "Fireworks Dog" that Ms. Reva did which I'll be trying to translate into an appliqued quilt for a friend's imminent arrival...and oh what fun that should be...



look...there are houses in there too...how wonderful, I've been wanting to applique some houses since I saw this

[afterthought: just in case anyone from the day job is about...it was a bit lazy of me to say it is boring (please don't fire me, I have a mortgage and hungry children to feed you know)...a little tedious on occasion and not very creatively stimulating might have been a better way of putting it...]

5 comments:

M.D. Owings - Associate AIA said...

Very good. It was my great pleasure to speak with you and I'm excited about having you on again. I'd love to go a bit longer next time if you want to. We can cover everything you'd like...to your hearts content.

Thanks again for being part of the Radio Free Nation.

Take care Annie and keep creating, its brilliant.

Cheers,

Marty

Katy said...

I really enjoyed the interview! It was very interesting to listen to you talk about your 'stuff' (which, as a proud owner of a piece of it I can honestly say is rather spectacular). I would have been very nervous though, and probably pooed myself, so I'm very very proud of you!!!

Meridian Ariel said...

well done Annie! so thats what you sound like.... you are so brave I would have died I'm incredibly rubbish on the phone.. dreadful infact.. I really enjoyed listening to your interview and I love reading your blog.

JOinTAS said...

Isn't it lovely when a stranger admires and praises your work, what a boost to the self esteem.
Great interview!!

juanitatortilla said...

Oh wow!!!

Great interview.
I'm glad to 'know' a famous somebody in this blog-o-sphere.