Reflect & Knit Something

And Knit Something by Lisa Barbero 2010
Firstly, that's a new print from the "Make Love And" series above. I dig it and can think of lots of loveable knitters who will too. As always, I love feedback and welcome any comments you might have on the new stuff.

Secondly, I had an interview with a local paper this afternoon because my prints are being including in an area holiday guide for Etsy sellers. Super cool, but that's not what's on my mind. I was asked what inspires me, or rather, what has inspired me as of late to pursue selling art on Etsy. I wrote earlier about my artistic liberation and now I think I realize where all of that came from. Let me do a little dramatization for you kind readers...

Reporter: "What inspires you or what's inspired you to begin selling your prints on Etsy full time?"
Lisa: (thinking for a second) "Okay, cheesiest answer ever..."
Reporter: (nods) "I'm ready."
Lisa: "I fell in love." (pause while waiting for cheesiness to settle in) "I was unhappy for a long time and the art I made was pretty dark - like slit-your-wrists dark. All the fanciful things I believed in when I was young - you know those dreamy things life has a way of beating out of you eventually - well suddenly I believed in them again. I had faith in love, life, and all that super kraft-macaroni-and-cheese stuff."

And so I gained the courage to make art again - the kind I wanted to make. And it was fun, colorful, and full of life and didn't take itself too seriously. It was about love and making love and enjoying the simple things life has to offer. All of that because one man came into my life and believed in me when I didn't believe in anything. I'm like the luckiest girl ever.