5.31.2005

Catching the Scent

I am back, now body and soul, from attending my first SAQA conference and seeing the Quilt National 2005 exhibit opening in Athens, Ohio. What an experience! I learned so much about the business of being a professional artist but the best part is, (and here comes the CHUTZPAH), that after talking with the artists, gallery owners and collectors and seeing the art up close and personal, I know I can run with the Big Dogs too. Jeez, I hope nobody reads this anytime soon...I gotta a lot of work to do.
Then again, right across the street from the entrance to the Dairy Barn is this marvelous stone gate and a wooden staircase that leads up to the insane asylum cemetery. Go crazy or die trying!

3 comments:

gabrielle said...

Speaking as one who has never been in Quilt National...you can sell lots 'o quilts and have a decent career and somehow never make it into the show. Hold that thought and do what your heart leads you to do....go for both.

Mary Beth said...

totally agree Gabrielle!

And Deb - I feel - I can't even begin to tell you how good I feel - knowing about that path and stairs right across the street from QN. Yes indeedy. The universe has a plan.

deb said...

Here's the view from the other side of the stairs....consider this:

http://www.lacativa.com/DB2005/CrazyCemetary.jpg