A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
The floor guys were supposed to be here yesterday afternoon to start tearing out the old floors so I didn’t want to start on a quilt and get interrupted. I worked on some plain fabric for one of my window quilts. It’s not fancy…. just functional. That went rather quickly because I used the quickest panto I have.
At about lunch time I got a call that the guys were not finished with their other job so they wouldn’t get here until this morning. I decided to work on these art hearts. These are from my friend Marilyn (Metaphor in fabric). She brought them to me and is looking for other people to decorate some hearts too. These are to be decorated and auctioned off to benefit a food kitchen and pantry. There are going to be several artists participating in this. The auction is going to be in a local art gallery.
Actually, I’m a little intimidated about putting my work into a gallery with a bunch of well known artists. I’ve tried getting my art into shows before and always get a response…… “It’s not the quality of art we are looking for.” Well, duh, someone has to be an artist like me. Someone has to be the kind of artist that creates all those coloring books that children love… don’t they? So why not me? It’s the way I learned to draw so why is it not considered art? Coloring books don’t just magically appear at the store you know. Someone has to draw the pictures before they get printed into books. No, I’m not an actual coloring book artist, but that’s my type of art.
Maybe because it the kind of art for children and not adults that adults don’t believe its art? Well heck, if no one buys my hearts, there is no loss. I can always give a money donation. If you haven’t seen Marilyn’s hearts you really should! I love her heart chicken. It has great personality. I wish I had thought of it. Just look on the side bar to find her link. I believe if anyone wants to decorate a heart that there is still time. It’s for a good cause. Just contact Marilyn about the details.
So what can I do with two wooden hearts?
Well I best get off the computer and get ready for the floor guys. They told me it will take about 3 or 4 days to complete the job. When they move my computer I won’t be able to post until after the work is finished.