Creativity is a catalyst that enables me to burst through perceived obstacles. It is the doorway and the windows and the tiny, hidden-in-plain-view openings to wonder and the pursuit of my own personal happiness…
In 2004, I started making Xmittens to keep warm in my cold studio. I had just graduated from college with an art degree, survived a terrible car accident and learned how to walk again. I was totally unsure of what to do next, so I concentrated on learning new skills in the realm that has always excited me most: textiles.
As I explored my textile passions, I realized that I could create a textile and apparel business that emphasizes eco-accountability, thoughtful design and material sourcing, creates well-fitting and durable items, and considers the body an exhibition space for functional art-to-wear. I thoroughly enjoy being an entrepreneur…I find business to be a creative realm for the left side of my brain which balances the wild right side.
Not only is one of my purposes in life is by making actual objects, I also facilitate creativity in others by direct interactions in a class, in a volunteer art experiences, or by enabling another person’s innate creativity to flourish by being inspired by, being immersed in, or wearing one of my creations. Sometimes, I help facilitate creativity by revealing it as a driving force in my own life…as a real possibility and theme for a rich and authentic life.
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Amber Dawn Coppings 2006-2014