Thursday, June 4, 2009


This is the current issue of Quilting Arts - and I am soooo proud and excited to have my art quilt featured on page 72!

My John Lennon art quilt entitled "Imagine" is there in living color. I'm still pinching myself and recuperating from doing cartwheels and happy dancing non-stop. I am honored and humbled and wanting to scream at the top of my lungs all at once!
It is my first entry to one of QA's reader challenges. It took a lot of courage and self-talk to convince myself to enter it, to even slide it into a padded mailer and let it go. It feels good to share my art, scary and exciting all at once - and I think the mind set of "sharing my art" rather than the concept that "my art will be judged worthy or not" is a much healthier mindset. And probably a lot more accurate. Even if something doesn't "make the cut" that doesn't render it unworthy. It just didn't fit the criteria at the moment. But the art was shared. That's what's important: to get our art out there and share it with others. So perhaps the goal each day will be to not only Make a Little Art Everyday.... but also to Share a little Art Everyday. Even with just one other person. Art is in the eye of the beholder, it is to be shared. Art is eyecandy, pass it around and share it with one other person every day.

7 comments:

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

Hi - Oh no one's commented yet! As you can see I've "discovered" I can comment to your comments....duh, right? It's not the learning curve it's the frantic pace around here lately. Or so. Well it sounded good. Thanks for reading my blog!!!!

Heather said...

Thanks for the encouragement you give in your posts - I love to see your art - the quilted, sewn and the written ~H

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

And I you and your art, Heather! You are my inspiration too you know! ~ K

sonja said...

oh Kate, i am dancing in my happy pants again and so ready to get my issue pf QA to see John. gosh we had some great poets in our day ! and now you are sharing your art TOO! LOVE is allyouneed ,Aloha, Sonja

sonja said...

AND art is calorie free!!!Happy Sonja said!

Edzellinni said...

I KNEW you could do it, KNEW you had great art inside you waiting to come out, and that the world would know your name. fab piece! (not that great art has not already come out of course, just that it is so cool to get recognition from the art quilt world finally!!)rock on with your baaad self, flutterbug!

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

You guys are so cool! I am in awe and inspired by you guys as you know. You compliment me so!!