Posted By Kathleen David on November 20, 2012
I am thankful for all the different skills I learned over the years that allow me to make the art I make today. And I am thankful for all the people who have taught me various skills over the years.
I am thankful for the materials I use especially the new ones that have been created that make it easier to make things. Before fleece was plentiful, I used robe velour for puppet skin. Closed cell foam is another material that has made it easier to build puppets.
I am thankful to geometry. Which makes it possible to figure out shapes and size things correctly. I have gotten to the point that I can eyeball certain pattern parts and know if they are going to work or not because I can assemble them in my head.
I am thankful to all the people who have encouraged me and complimented my work. You see the beauty in the piece, I see a million errors and things I would have done differently.
I am thankful for all the creative people in my life. You push me to become a better artist.
I am thankful for all the artists who inspire me. You give me something to shoot for and pretty things to look at.
I am thankful to my family for encouraging me to continue to create.
I am grateful for all the cool crafty things in my life.