So, during the last year or so I've become involved with creating soft toys. Recently, I've really gotten into it, creating little monsters and animals from recycled fabrics and fleece. Then I got to thinking: How great would it be to form a collective of creative likeminded people who love making soft toys? We could meet every once in a while, discuss design ideas and share our current creations. And, if we become organized enough and create a lot of monsters, we could even exhibit them all together in a group show.
It's so easy to hide away in your own studio and forget the importance of being around other creative individuals. Collaborating is possibly the best creation process around but sometimes we're too shy to jump out and meet people. So, I propose a Monster/Soft Toy Collective for the Calgary area. If you're at all interested, leave a message here. Maybe we can get something started that could have the opportunity to be really great!
Here are some examples of monsters I have made:
Oh- and if you were wondering, here is some information about me:
I'm a young immerging artist currently enrolled in my third year at ACAD where I major in Fibre and Textiles. I love creating things. My work varies from soft toys, to quilting, to silkscreen printing, to cloth dyeing, to felting, to weaving and cloth construction. I also enjoy collecting things, taking photos, and drinking good beer.
Anyway, I'm very eager to start something like this here in Calgary. If you think you'd be at all interested, please let me know and we can start planning our first meeting!