2.06.2008

Writing a Profile

Have you ever needed to write about yourself in a nutshell? It makes me nutty! I have been working on my flickr profile. And I decided to share a portion of it here. Just like my art, I could never have dreamed an hour ago, that this would be the end product. You gotta love that about life.

I am a writer and an artist, but primarily, I have been a homemaker and caretaker forever. I have an incredibly talented family that includes my husband and four children. I am certain my new grandson will follow suit. They are the joy of my life. Recently, I opened up my etsy shop which you can access here:


www.joonbeam.etsy.com


I upcycle, recycle and reuse our culture's plethora of consumer waste and discards and repurpose it into unique and useful pleasures for our future.

I love scissors. Scissors save. Scissors sculpt. Scissors satisfy. For me, they are the perfect extension of my visions. I never know when I begin a project, what the end product will be.
I love that. I am using pieces of history. Some were once cherished. Others never intended to last but for a speck of time. But both possess endless possibilities.

Who originally held them, purchased them, made them, received them as a gift, loved or despised them, tossed them aside, and why? There's a story in that trash and every story is a treasure. I can take all of that, snip it into pieces, mix it all up, and voila ~ new history.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Good night, dear readers. Thanks for the visit.

Of course, we have to end with a photo of our scuppernut. Look at that talent. I was remiss in my profile. I should have added: I am always right.



8 comments:

Sixsisters said...

Great post Joon. I love the picture of your grandson. So adorable ! Yes you are always right. hehe

liv said...

It's always nice to learn more about the people you chat with. I too like scissors and all kinds of old sewing accessories.

Judy Nolan said...

Love your description of scissors...they take on a life of their own! Great blog post!

Judy Nolan
http://jnoriginals.etsy.com
http://wordwalks.blogspot.com

Chauncey said...

Your grandson is soooo cute!

Dayna said...

Great summary joon. So much history out there that can be used to create the new. Good for you!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Joon - it's perfect, and I love it! What a wonderful photo of your family.

Liz said...

I love scissors too... though I think I like ripping even more (destructive tendencies coming out here I think...).

Attack of the Vintage said...

Great post Madi!! I feel like you and I are somehow connected with all the trash to treasure history.