Yesterday was my 3rd year blogo-versary. Three years ago I could count the number of blogs dedicated to art quilting on one hand and three years ago I was mostly talking to myself out loud here. I still am talking to myself but I'm also aware there is an audience and potential audience out there. (leave a comment if you've never left a comment before and if you have left a comment, leave another one) I still see this as a personal space but I also share it with people I meet who express interest in my quilts. I'm still not quite ready to dive into full fledge marketing but I think I will be in 2009. Mostly my goals still center around learning and experiementing with techniques and production of pieces that I feel good about submitting to exhibits.
The above picture is the 2nd of the 3 quiltlets I spoke of a few posts below. The three are spoken for and will be heading to Canada when finished.
The poetry reading last Friday was exceptionally good. Even though the selection of poems were older works they felt fresh in my mouth and I believe it was one of the best readings I've ever given. Maybe I was riding the wave of energy that a room full of poets create.
There was a young flutist that opened and transitioned between myself and another poet who read. She had recognized a name in one of my pieces based on genealogy, geography, and spirit and it turned out that her aunt is married to a cousin of mine. Talk about the power of the word!
Oh, and since I'm a winner in Nellie's Pay It Forward art share meme(yeah me! I love her stripped landscapes) I'm obligated to do the same for the first 3 commentors on this entry. You will receive a small piece from me between postcard size and no larger than 12"x12" before June of '08. If you become a recipient you must, in return, make the same Pay It Forward commitment on your blog (so only bloggers are eligible).