Hey crafty, creative peeps! It’s our favorite time of the month again- time to showcase our latest projects.

Read more about this monthly link up here.

To join with  your latest DIY, project or to share your store click on the blue link at the bottom of this post. I’ll be paying to promote this post on Facebook- at least a few of you contacted me to say you had gotten a bit of traffic from it which rocks!

I feel incredibly grateful that I’ve been able to work on another special commission over the last few weeks. The brief is super interesting too! Want to hear about it?

A lovely friend I met (through another lovely mutual friend) recently changed careers so she could do something she felt was more meaningful with her time and talent. This woman is whipsmart and as wise as they come. I’m kind of forcing her to be my mentor because she inspires me.

Helen turned me onto Author and Speaker Brene Brown who, through her writing, is showing me how to be brave enough to let walls down in my artwork and in my life.

So, now Helen works at a local University and wanted a series for her new office. It’s kind of a hub where she will be conducting interviews and doing research so it’s a place in the uni where it will get more than average traffic and where people will sit for long periods of time.

Her idea was for me to create three pieces that tell a story. Something for people to stare at as they spoke. She liked my use of historical magazines in some of my work and enjoyed some of the softness and colors of one of my previous pieces.

After mulling it over I thought about telling the story of technology. It means something completely different to me than it does to students today (For example I was in the last class to graduate Uni before Facebook existed) but I think technological change is a universal subject across generations.

Above is the piece I was working on in January. It’s been completed and sent off to it’s new home!

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Author: dawnrieniets

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4 thoughts on “Makers Monthly: February

  1. Thanks for doing this again Dawn, it's great to be able to share our work and see what beautiful things everyone else is working on.
    How exciting to be working on a commission! I love the type-writers, and I also loooove how the January piece turned out 🙂

    Posted on February 3, 2016 at 12:17 am
  2. Catherine I'm so happy you are here again! I am LOVING your beautiful wall-hangings. I just adore taking retro things and giving them a modern twist Girl you are NAILING it. Eeek! I'm siked you like the typewriters. I deliver them to their new owner on Friday and I hope she digs them too. 🙂 Cheers to a creative 2016- so far I think we're off to a great start. xoxo

    Posted on February 3, 2016 at 3:28 am
  3. I love the triptych (had to look that one up for spelling). The colors are so beautiful and kind of neutral and collage/mixed media is one of my favorite types of art. Rock on, girl.

    Posted on February 8, 2016 at 11:43 am
  4. I had to look up the spelling too! I'm so glad you like these guys. I had a brief and a plan but the colors completely took on a mind of their own. I think I was playing off the old magazine paper. Either way I'm just happy I didn't screw it up!

    Posted on February 9, 2016 at 7:57 am