A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
This is one of my fair entries for this year. I did retire in order to create art so I figured I might as well get started. Click the photo to make it larger to get a better view. I did take several photos of the quilt but every one of them came out looking blurred or washed out. I think it might be all the white around the quilt.
Here is the writing at the bottom.
So, what do you think? Is this art? Obviously I want to earn a living at making art, so would something like this actually sell? For how much? To who? How would I find that buyer? I have a lot to learn if I’m going to earn a living with art.
It’s going to take quite a bit of learning and testing to find my art voice. A technique or style that is uniquely mine. I don’t want to carbon copy the art of anyone else although learning from them will require me to use their patterns or supplies to learn the techniques.
Well, I could set here at the computer thinking and type talking about my future but there is another fair quilt waiting to get a hanging sleeve sewn onto it. It must be finished today because my Ladybug is going to be here for the rest of the week and weekend. The summer program has ended and school doesn’t start until next week.