Mistakes


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Somewhere, in this conglomeration, I know there’s an art quilt. I repeated a quote to a couple of friends the other day:

 

“Creativity is about making mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. “

 

Those of you who were at the retreat will recognize my luminosity piece and that I have cut it up. This was a mistake I’m not keeping, but I still feel that it has some virtue and am trying to salvage some part of it. After looking at the piece for over a week, I finally cut it up last night. That first slice was hard to do. Now, it’s easy. Some might say that the photographs of the flower are enough; it’s beautiful, leave it alone. But, I consider it inspiration and want to honor it in fabric. It will come.

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2 Comments on “Mistakes”

  1. Merrilee Says:

    Lovely new site, Emmie, and lovely new piece in the works. Don’t you recognize, dear friend, that using pieces of perfection and making them your own is WHAT YOU DO! A representational piece, good as it is, does not reflect your soul as an artist. Parts of photos, parts of flowers and parts of yourself are what you put in your artquilts. I love them all!

  2. Merrilee Says:

    Lovely new site, Emmie, and lovely new piece in the works. Don’ t you recognize, dear friend, that taking pieces of perfection and making them your own is WHAT YOU DO! A representational piece, good as it is, doesn’t reflect your soul as an artist. Parts of photos, parts of flowers and parts of yourself are what you put into your art quilts. I love them all!


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