Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Honestly, I never expected that I would be selected to exhibit in Stitched and Bound. This was my first quilted piece and a huge learning curve and now that it's finished I look at it and think ugh, I could have done this or that so much better.
So when I received a letter saying congratulations, I'm in, I nearly flipped. Excitement was closely followed by self doubt: If I was questioning the integrity of my work then how would it stand up to being exhibited publicly?
Doubts aside, I am going through with this. We all have to start somewhere and I learned from Paulo Coelho to recognise self-sabotage. I decided a while ago that it's better to be making crap work and nurturing your inner artist than to not make work at all. It's so easy to give in to fear and equally important not to!
When I spoke to the organiser of the exhibition I was astounded to learn that the judges thought of my work as "exciting" and "sensitive to my theme"
Well...I'm not going to argue with that!

1 comment:

inkberryblue said...

Congratulations on having your work accepted! I often visit the hills ~ I will have to go up and have a look.
Thank you for saying nice things on inkberryblue, by the way. I'm glad you did ~ I've really enjoyed looking through all of your blogs. You have some beautiful, inspiring work and yummy recipes. Happy weekend. =]