Monday, March 16, 2009
For the past eight years I have been fortunate enough to spend nearly everyday of my life in my studio making the work I love so much. I have created and sold thousands of "my girls", putting a love of texture and an admiration for these incredible women in every piece. I love to think of them hanging in different places all over the world, inspiring everyone who spends a minute or two with them. I know they are happily situated in museums, fiber collections, ranches all over the West, lofts in Soho, dorm rooms in Seattle, and cabins in Texas. I am pleased to have them giving strength to abused women in safehouses and teaching life lessons to troubled teens in group homes in Colorado, not to mention the smiles they have brought to women (and men) who just think they are simply down-right funny. I love that Reba McEntire collects my Annie Oakley pieces and I am just as thrilled that a woman named Reba in Arizona hangs them in her mobile home.
I work out of a studio in my home a few miles outside Boulder, Colorado with my new husband, two stepsons and my best friend (my dog), Fiona. Pictures of my yellow and chocolate Labs who are waiting for me at The Rainbow Bridge hang in my studio among the artwork of artists I am lucky enough to call my "buds." You will meet many of them here.
I am really excited about talking to you every few days and I'll be sure to pass on what The Women of The West whisper in my ear. Promise.
Posted by KC Willis at 12:04 PM