I find myself having to adapt much of what is being presented for the way I work when what I really want is to have a business model to fit the way I work instead of me trying to pour myself into what feels like a size 8 dress. When it comes to business models, does one size fit all? There has to be various models out there?! I love the physicality of creating art quilts. Exploring processes is a dialog that I'm having with not only my mind and spirit, but my body as well. I try to focusing on doing while at the same time listening and focusing on what my body is doing and learning. I don't want to loose that. I think I can take some of the ideas and apply them, just not all.
For months I've been yo-yoing over joining a new co-op gallery at Mellwood that opened last Spring. Well as of yesterday, I'm in!!!!! I'll have a place where my work can hang and breath instead of being stored away! I will gallery sit about 4 hours each weekend and will do a website. I created the FB page and update it already for The Kore Gallery. (see why my head is still swirling?). More info will come as plans crystallize.
Do you listen to Moth Radio Hour? Saturdays are great for listening to the local public radio. This American Life, followed by Snap Judgement, The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and Bob Edwards (a Louisvillian, btw). When I'm at the Studio I can listen without interruption while piddling around. I heard a great story today about a therapist who was challenged by a dying patient and a dying automobile and how both gave her clarity in the end. Last week I listened to a story about a young white woman whose father became ill and her mother, thinking her husband might not make it, revealed to the daughter that her father had kept a secret...he was actually a black man from Louisiana. I didn't hear the end of the story and looked for it on the website, but I couldn't find it. If you caught it, let me know how it ended please.
I think I finally have a plan to feature this fabric in a quilt...
Here is the design I layed out: