Penny Berens stitches 5 hours a day.
|Penny's work (detail) is always filled with hand and machine stitching|
Judith Martin spends 5 hours stitching, 3 hours in studio designing and 2 hours researching. That's a 10 hour day.
|Judy Martin presents her work " Heart to Heart"|
Australian artist Dijanne Cevaal dedicates 50 hours per week to her art. That includes blogging, writing articles, teaching, designing, dying and making.
|part of Dijanne Cevaal's Sentinelle Series|
Before I became a mother and made that my career, I was a student at the National Ballet School and later a ballet dancer in a dance company in Vienna, Austria. I know about self discipline!
Now, I am a textile artist.
I sew every day, even on weekends. I spend on average about 4 hours in my studio creating and doing, depending on my family commitment.
Blogging, taking art classes, teaching, researching other textile artists, curating, writing my book...that is all extra! I fit that in when I can.
Confession: Sometimes I work on quilts unrelated to the quilt book I am writing or projects that have nothing to do with my teaching samples or my art work!! That is the equivalent of playing computer games when your boss isn't around!
I have decided to put aside every Wednesday for painting and preparing fabrics and papers for future works.
My dance training will come in handy.