Sunday, March 15, 2009

Filling the Vessel, Part II

In my most recent quest for inspiration, I've discovered a great amount of fiber art on blogs, websites, etc. It is at once awe-inspiring and frightening. I am amazed at the variety and the creativity and the level of workmanship of the art I've seen. And it scares me to death!

Like a lot of budding artists, I am very afraid that my work is not "good enough". In my head, I know that it is acceptable--better than some, not as good as others. But in my heart and in my gut, I want it to be "perfect", something that art never is, I don't think. Well, unless you are Mozart. Or da Vinci.

So--I just have to suck it up and put my work out there. I took a baby step by taking my little Mushrooms quilt to show at the Milwaukee Art Quilters Group, some of the most talented fiber artists I've ever heard about. I got a good response. That was kinda fun! The next step is to enter something into a show or contest.

I'm working on that one....

Also--for your perusal, please to enjoy this fabulous pic of Mount Rainier that my friend Carol (aka Twofatcats on the QYW Forum MB) took from her house in Washington State.
Pretty spectacular, eh?
She was nice enough to give me permission to use it, somehow, in a quilt.

This is truly inspirational....

1 comment:

  1. HELLO TONI!!!!!! Glad you started Blogging. It is FUN FUN FUN!!!! You get to meet lots of people. It seems like an endless trip around blog world. Have fun.