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An Artist

I got some validation, yesterday, that I am an artist. Terry and I drove to Eugene to take part in the twice yearly Oregon Art Quilter’s critique. We are a group of 15 – 17. It was a gorgeous day. We saw some beautiful fall scenery. I took a couple of photos from the car. (Fortunately, Terry was driving.)

We met at an upscale grocery, Market of Choice, in their community room. I was entranced at how a grocery looks from above: (Be sure to click to see larger!)

I digress! Our guest critiquer is an artist, photographer and graphic designer. We found him to be very articulate and interesting. The whole group seemed pleased with his comments and style. I was extremely happy!! Woo hoo!! I took Red Sky and Urban Sunlight.

He said that he would not change a thing about either piece. First of all, he loves abstract. He talked about the chaos that I create with my complex cloth pieces that are controlled in my construction process. He felt that the fabrics and compositions give the viewer lots to examine and think about. I was pretty happy. And if you think he said that to everyone — he didn’t!! He did say that after all the feminine color he had seen, he was going to have to go home and ride his Harley!!

OK, back down to earth. I haven’t gotten any work done in the studio. I need to get busy again tomorrow.

Thank you to everyone for your concern. I have been doing some reading and research and I am feeling a little better about the situation. Some day, I will explain, but not yet.

8 Responses to “An Artist”

  1. Judy says:

    What great words from the artist guy! WooHoo!! Like Jeannie said (and I only cheated and read her comment), I agree about always knowing that you were/are an artist. The validation is so important though…even to you artistes!

    Your shot of the supermarket from above is incredible! When I look at it, I can’t help but envision Terry’s picture of you taking the picture of the Space Needle! You are ALWAYS taking pictures!!! LOL


  2. KathieB says:

    Good for you! I’m kind of in the dark about “feminine color” too.

  3. rayna says:

    Sigh…knowledge is the first step toward working through something and getting to the other side.
    On the other side of the coin – what a fabulous crit! You’re lucky to have found someone whose opinion you respect – and what wonderful (and truly deserved) feedback.
    big hugs for strength

  4. kathy says:

    The critique is extremely cool! Hope the sad event resolves.

  5. PaMdora says:

    Yay for the good crit. Don’t you feel better now? sorry you’ve been going through up and downs lately, I hope it does get better.

    But what’s Feminine color???

  6. dee says:

    Congratulations on your critique. Your work is deserving and it will, no doubt, add to your artistic motivation. Sounds like a great day with the ladies as well.
    Hope the clouds drift away soon.

  7. Kristin L says:

    Yea for validation!! Keep exploring, learning, and growing. 🙂

  8. Jeannie says:

    Isn’t it nice to get validation from an outside source. I have always felt that you are an artist, so it didn’t surprise me! I am so please you were able to use a piece of your birthday present. I hope your days are sunnier and what ever clouds have appeared are only a brief sprinkle. You are in my thoughts.