Saturday, May 28, 2022

Mary's cowboy - Going rogue

Here is another envelope from Mary to her little buddy. I assume the name and address will go inside the lasso or lariat. Are lasso and lariat the same thing? Long time readers will know that I'm a fan of the white space. Perfect stamp. That was such a nice set - and so un-expected - western wear. I wonder if they will ever feature any other genre of apparel. I can't even think of one. I guess people in Nantucket have those red pants. Maybe a set of regional quirks. But, I can't even think of anything comparable to those red pants. What's with trends in dressing? Too many questions.


While I intended for this blog to be a fountain of ideas and encouragement. Coming up with design tips is actually work. Currently, I need to work on other things. I do, however, have a good rant.

*People* think that a career in an art or craft is enjoyable and carefree. They do not understand how much work there is behind the putting out of the product. Sometimes it flows -- and sometimes people churn out tons of work and appear to be blissfully happy. I am not an official researcher -- but, it is fairly common for a carefree career to dovetail with other aspects of life that are less than carefree. It is a rare person who has all the aspects of their life on an even keel 100% of the time.

So don't waste any time thinking that a career in the arts or a craft would have given you a *happier* life. It wouldn't have. It would be different. But if you have not made peace with the path you've been on, you wouldn't have made peace on any other path. Of course, I could be way off on that. I'm the last person you should be listening to.

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely with the idea of an artistic profession not always being fun and carefree. I rarely do well under pressure or with a project that requires multiples of similar pieces, like book illustration.
    In Wisconsin there is a lot German and Dutch heritage, so an outfit I've seen here more than average is lederhosen and wooden shoes and those white wingy hats. Polka is also very popular at the bratwurst fry. 😊