|“By a Nose” by Christina Fairley Erickson
My quilt won a 1st place at an Equine Art Show… however
it’s done with a technique I learned from Noriko Endo…
does that then truly represent my artistic voice?
One of my quests this year in my 5 x 7 Challenge, beyond the concept of how making art each and every week will help the quality of my work, is to find my authentic voice as an artist. Finding your voice as an artist seems to be a tricky thing for many of us. I’ve tried many styles of quilts and am still working out how to have my work represent who I am, and not be something you look at and say… “Oh that looks like ____________(put well-know quilt artist’s name here) work.” My work should look like Christina Fairley Erickson’s work.
|From left to right, starting upper left: Picnic, Holey Rollers, 36 Ninjas, Speedy Higgins Play the Drums, Solstice, Get On Up, Deep Blue Sea, Funky Monkey, Habanero by Maria Shell|
How are you living up to your potential this year? Are you striving to find your authentic voice or do you feel confident in your artistic direction? I believe that through exploring these themes and types of questions, we become closer to finding our real selves. Through that, our artistic voice will come through.
|You can see the vibrancy in Maria’s work
with this sample from “Deep Blue Sea”
|While “Solstice” doesn’t play with color, Maria’s
use of pattern and repetition make for a striking piece
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|Fitting My Challenge