Saturday, March 15, 2008
What's in a name? Coffee Cozy philosophy...
This is my latest coffee cozy design.......It's named "Soul Garden". If your soul was a garden, what would it look like? What's growing there? Do you have a secret garden? Or is it light and open? Do you have an exotic set of flowering vegetables, heirloom melons, or is it all sunflowers? Is it a community garden, or a quiet set of raised beds in a sunny spot?
You can ponder your own soul garden while you drink your next cup of coffee. Better yet, you can draw a map of your soul garden including the childhood part of the garden, the pathways leading to the current garden, any side winding paths and sections, and future plans. Totally coffee house art therapy. I'm ready to set up shop!
Kinda philosophical for a coffee cuff, but that's what came up while I was sewing this. What's in a name? How does what we name our products, and the story behind them influence buyers? Some artists don't like to name their works. They want the person who gives the work a home to put their own spin, interpretation and ideas on it. Lots of people have great stories behind their plush toys, artworks, and goods. I don't plan it out in a calculated way. As I'm sewing, names and stories and puns (sorry about that) often come up. My cuffs and quilts and monsters just talk to me! I can't help it if I tried.
What do you think?