These are some thoughts that I’ve tried to put words to for some time, so, rather than re-invent the wheel, I will allow Cathy to express them for me. Please, take some moments of your precious time and ponder, their ramifications affect all who view themselves as “artists” in the fullest sense of the word!!!!
Let’s stir the pot a bit this morning…If quilters want to be viewed as artists then they need to start acting more like artists. They need to demand respect for themselves and their work. They need to begin viewing themselves as in the same league as, not only fiber artists, but painters, singers, actors, sports stars, etc. They need to own the value they are bringing to the table. Stop selling themselves short!
I know you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about so let me give you an example. While in Houston I was approached by a company feeding me all kinds of complements about my exhibit, about the booth, about bringing leather to the market and asked if I would do a video for them, at my exhibit, telling everyone how I use their product in my art. They assured me thousands of people would see it and wouldn’t…
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