Back from Staycation - I had a wonderful relaxing staycation, with many naps and lots of time to think. The thinking led me to reevaluate everything I've been doing over the last...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Photo Contest results
The most important thing anyone has ever said to me or about me concerning my art is that it invokes emotion. I had never thought of it from that perspective before. Until then I was just following my instinct to make pretty things. If it felt "right" then it must be right. I knew, subconsciously, that it invoked my emotion, that's why I was making it. I just hadn't thought it through, that it would affect (or is it effect? I always get those two mixed up.) others' emotions as well.
Since then I haven't changed the way I make quilts, or art in general, except that when I'm done I wonder, "Does this invoke emotions?". I like looking at it from that perspective.