Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Risk taking sometimes pays off

Taking risks is always scary and sometimes rewarding. I have had a rewarding experience that I wanted to post on my blog. I have often visited my local art centre and appreciated the annual juried art shows in the gallery. I always have wondered aloud why there are no fiber arts to be seen in these shows.
Why is that?
So this year when the call for entry was announced for the Juried Art Show, I submitted my quilt called "The Internal Sun".  I'll tell you, it sure was scary walking in the registration room full of sketches, paintings, portraits, landscapes and sculptures!  But I did it anyway and was delighted when they called 3 days later to say that my piece was accepted into the show! I couldn't attend the show opening because it was my daughter's graduation the same night and after all, one can't do too many scary things all at once without getting too many silver hairs! But I have since gone to visit my quilt hanging in the show and was also happy to see that there was one other brave fiber artist who has a piece hanging in the show!

Can you see my little quilt hanging on the post? I think it feels scared too!

15 comments:

Suze said...

Oh no, something that lovely doesn't feel scared at all. It is pleased to be the best piece there.

Ginger Patches said...

Good for you!! And what a perfect piece to enter, it's beautiful and "artsy"!

Bonnie said...

kathy -- congratulations. It's a big step and it didn't hurt at all. It's taken me many years to realize to ask because all someone can say is no. Super job. I'm so proud of you! B.

Jean said...

This is so exciting...I am glad you got brave and entered, it will pave the way for more fiber art work to be shown. Congratulations!

Rose Marie said...

What a thrill for you ... so glad that you took the plunge and entered it.

Andrea said...

That little quilt looks right at home there - well done Kathy xx

Michelle said...

It looks right at home. I remember you blogging about it and how beautiful I thought it was. It is great that more people get to see it.

Libby said...

Oh no - it's not scared . . . . it's shining beautiful light all around the room *s*

Margeeth said...

I guess it looks a little bit lonely, all by itself on that post and wonders why there is not any other fiberwork on display?

Gina said...

How wonderful. Well done you for taking the risk

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Connie W said...

Awesome -- enjoy the accomplishments!

Sweet P said...

How cool! Congrats!

Quilt Rat said...

Congratulations!!!!! I love that piece.
The call that says you have been accepted is like a ticket to cloud nine. Enjoy!

call me crazy said...

Congratulations! Your little sunshine brightens the whole room! :-)

Kim said...

Wow! Congratulations. A big impact made by The Internal Sun, well positioned to center the room.