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.