Left: Fabric art piece 15.5 x 16.5 inches, ©Ricë Freman-Zachery. This is just one example of the stitching and beading Ricë does on her art pieces. You can see this piece and others, including journal skirts and other artwear at Ricë's Etsy Store. Click on the image for an enlargement.
Trish (I can't find an "about me" or last name) at My Creative Journey, just posted an interview with Ricë Freman–Zachery. She asked some great questions and Ricë, who has written several books on making stuff and creativity, has some great answers that I think you need to go and read NOW.
Ricë makes some great points about focus and the work of being an artist which I agree with (as you'll know if you read my blog for any length of time). But the interview, which is short and easily read in a few minutes, will have you thinking about these topics, and others immediately. A good stepping off point for anyone when it's time to reflect and make goals.
I met Ricë through the mail almost two decades ago when we were both involved in mail art and rubberstamping. After years of postal correspondence and then emails I finally got to meet her in person in 2005. If you don't already read her blog you should check it out: Notes from the Voodoo Café. It's a mix of thoughts on creativity, her art-making, her life, and a whole lot of honesty. Oh, and she'll make you laugh.