When a vision becomes reality

Several years ago I had a vision. I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be cool to wear my own artwork’. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. I researched companies that could print my artwork onto fabric. Then I approached a fellow artist and seamstress and pitched her my idea.

She instantly got excited. Then I got nervous. I started coming up with excuses about why I wasn’t ready. Some of these excuses were that I needed to lose weight, that I couldn’t figure out the right artwork, etc. It’s amazing how often we make excuses and hold ourselves back.

This year I’m learning to just jump in with both feet. This is one of those things I have put off. So finally, I did it. I ordered the fabric, collaborated with a seamstress, and my dress was made. There’s something really cool about walking around in your own artwork. When someone stops me to tell me they love my dress, all I can do is smile and say, “Thanks, it’s my painting!”

I’m not a seamstress. I can’t sew anything. I’m a painter. This vision seemed so far fetched to me. And now I’m walking around in the reality of my vision. I just can’t get over how cool it feels. It makes me wonder what else I can do now!


About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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