Thursday, November 12, 2009

What do you think ...??? REALLY???

I keep finding myself going back to this type of work ...simple in style, handstitched not perfect...raw edge applique ....then its all hand quilted. I love the look and the texture...and its me....but in the fancy art quilt world would it have a place or do I need to work towards something else. Would this ever be accepted??? Please please please help me. be very honest


Sue Bleiweiss said...

well it depends on what you mean by fancy art quilt world and what your goal is. If you want to compete then it would depend on what the requirements are for the show you're entering. In some venues this style of work may be accepted and in some it may not and the only way to tell is to enter some pieces.

But if your goal is to produce work that you're happy with then it doesn't matter if the "fancy art quilt" world likes it or not. If you like it and it makes you happy then that's all that matters.

Alison Schwabe said...

I agree with Sue, it all depends on why you are doing what you are. But further, I note you have commented only in terms of technique and textures achieved. I haven't looked closely but I am sure the techiiques are very well done. You mentioned the "fancy art quilt word", but that part of the quilted textile world is not just about techniques - it is about what individual artists are preoccupied with saying or commenting on through their works.

Terri Stegmiller said...

I agree with the two comments before me. If you are happy with this way of working then that's what you should do. If your technique is well executed, and you want to try entering art quilt shows, then you should definitely give it a try. You just never know until you try.

pat black said...

Do what you have heart for and let your work go to where it resonates. Heart work is art work whether the fancy art quilt world sees your work as art or not.

Rayna said...

Ditto what they said. Work for yourself and don't worry about anybody else's opinion!

Tammy Freiborg said...

I love the colorful flower against the black sqaures! I feel the first piece needs something more on the leaves - stiching or piecing. I like your style with textured edging!

Lorri said...

Thank you all ...If you open the pics you will see the stitching is not perfect ...but it is part of what i love about it. I said fancy art world not as a bad thing heaven forbid...but I feel after reading about the judges and show requirements I might not fit in.But like you said I won't know without trying. I am trying to use this to support myself and allow myself to be where I want to be.

Thanks Tammy the gold flower piece was originally called frustration and was just the leaves on the background but I needed to make it something positive so I could live with it...and added the flower and beads and renamed it HOPE. It hangs were I see it every day and I don't think I could ever sell it.

The other piece is still in progress but wanted to show another example I still had.

Again thank all of you

Jenny Bowker said...

I suspect your work belongs with traditional quilt work. It is charming and simple. Relax, it might not be what many think is 'art quilting' but it has its own audience. Art is about the giving of joy - and it obviously gives you pleasure to make this work.

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Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time