Lynn Krawczyk is the embodiment of the adage, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” I know she loves java as much as I do, but even so she seems to have about eight more hours in every day than the rest of us. A writer and an artist, Lynn is donating multiple prizes to the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer as well as being part of The Painted Fabric Bee group who will be donating a Fiber 5K Fabric Collection. Read on to read what Lynn has in store for us in 2014:
1. What made you decide to Sponsor the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer?
Fiberart For A Cause is an easy way for me to contribute to the fight against cancer. I lost my father to the disease so it’s important me to step up when I can. Using art as a way to battle is very empowering and I love being part of a project that inspires so many people to do good!
One lucky donor will win a copy of Lynn’s new book hot off the presses.
2. What are you working on in your studio or what’s new in your biz?
2014 is going to be a very busy year. Kicking it off with a joint exhibit – Jackie Lams and I are showing our work at Grove Gallery in Lansing, MI. My book, Intentional Printing, comes out in March/April and I’m writing an exciting new series of articles for Quilting Arts magazine. Also planning some wonderful blog features. A couple secret projects in the work and hopefully just a year full of crazy busy paint flinging in the studio!
Both this and the DVD below will sent to one winner by Lynn
once we reached 3K ($3000 raised for the American Cancer Society) mark.
3. What is one of your goals for 2014?
Well, this might be putting the cart before the horse, but my biggest goal for 2014 is to find a fabric company to work with to produce a fabric line of my designs. It’s been a dream for a long time and will take a lot of work to get there but hey – you have to dream big!
4. What big trend do you see in the fiber/textile world in 2014?
I think there is a big trend is wanting to personalize your work. I see a lot of wanting to break free from rules and just work with fabric however strikes you. It makes being a surface design artist really exciting!
There is no minimum amount of donation to be entered in most drawings during the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer (let your pocketbook and your conscience be your guide), but Lynn would like to see the little red shoe rocket around the 5K course on January 15. She is issuing a challenge to donate at least $25 to fight cancer. Everyone who does so will be entered to win one of these five sets of five buttons each made from her hand-printed fabric. These buttons were featured in Quilting Arts Holiday Gifts magazine
as well as on Quilting Arts TV.
5. What advice do you have for new artists?
The biggest advice I have for new artists is to trust yourself. There is an overwhelming amount of advice and information out there. It’s important that you connect with the ones that speak to you the most and not sign up for everything – it’s a really quick way to overwhelm yourself. Follow your instincts and make the art that best expresses your vision.
Lynn is one of ten professional textile artists making up The Printed Fabric Bee.
Their Fiber 5K Collection will include a quarter yard of custom-printed fabric from each of the artists.
Lynn’s fabric shown above. See more of the The Printed Fabric Bee fabric here.
The Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer opens January 15 at 10 a.m. Central with a goal of $5000 donated directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Fiberart For A Cause, through the generosity of fiber patrons, artists, and businesses, has already donated more than $230,000.