Check the previous post girls, for responses to your comments. I mostly forget I have a blog so I just now got around to responding to your comments.
I'm still working on ideas for ads that eventually I'll be using to promote Pussy Cap.com This is something I worked on last night when I got tired of crocheting. It's interesting being a photographer, designer, art director and crocheter all rolled into one. Sometimes I don't know where to place my hands next. (OK, so you really don't want me to go there, do you?)
When one area of creativity starts to tire me I just move onto the next. Good thing I'm creatively endowed (again with the innuendo) and never have to worry about getting bored.
I've shared this with a couple of you before, but one of the things that's so satisfying to me about the Pussy Cap adventure is that from start to finish it's all me. OK, before you go making judgements about my ego here, let me just say that it's a very long and complicated explanation and only select members of the Pussy Cap Posse can explain it to you. Long story abbreviated, I needed at least one area of my creativity to be free from the input of clients & others. These beanie caps allow me to express myself without interference - something which in my professional photographic and art directing work I don't have the luxury of doing.
This is not to exclude the amazing people who supply me with yarns. (Hi Lisa!) This is to say that from the point at which I begin choosing yarns to make the beanie caps with until the point at which they're on a person's head, the work is all mine. I buy the yarns, I decide which ones to use for a cap, I crochet the cap (what a concept), I photograph it, manipulate the picture in Photoshop, post it to the website, write a clever and manipulative description including, ahem, sizing information for a particularly particular un-named client and then ship it off after rubbing it with amber and writing a personalized description for it which includes my real live signature. (As opposed to what, a real dead signature???)
I'm tired just thinking about it. It might seem so silly but I needed one area of my creative expression to be about me and not about what I needed to do to make somebody else happy. Every single one of the Pussy Caps I make is about doing something that works for me. The fact that others like them and buy them is just icing on the cake.
But the two of you reading this blog already knew all that. I just thought I'd write it all down again in case you'd forgotten. :-)
Pussy Caps are about a whole lot more than what they might appear to be on the surface. My beloved Grandma Amy taught me to crochet when I was about five years old so it's something that's been with me for what, 47 years now? The crocheted beanies express something primal and nostalgic and gentle that I very much need to have expressed. It's great fun getting to share it not only with those who wear them but with those like Lisa who create many of the stunningly beautiful yarns that go into them.
It's a journey and I'm having a lot of fun being on it.