In an attempt to simplify my life, and focus my creativity, I made the decision a while ago to only enter quilt and textile shows that are either local, or prestigious to me in some way. With the exception of the Twelve by Twelve project and the occasional challenge that speaks directly to me, I steer clear of anything with a specific size or theme restrictions.
So far, things are working reasonably well. I’m creating what I want though not quite enough to amass a body of work. I am happy to report that two of my houses and roots quilts, “Haleaina” and “Rooted X” have been accepted into the 2010 Tactile Architecture show (following on the tail of “Aquifer” currently on tour with the 2009 show).
Now, I need to decide what to enter into Blurred Boundaries. It may not be a large show, but I was so impressed with how well my fabric collage and embroidery work fit in with all the other mixed media fiber pieces that I want to support the show again this year, if possible. The problem is, that the one I really wanted to enter, is, after some consideration, to big to mail.
That leaves three smaller works. I keep putting off the entry process because I can’t decide what to enter. I decided yesterday that as much as I like one, it just doesn’t go with the other two, so it’s out if I enter multiple works. I decided this morning that this one below isn’t going either. It’s been bugging me for a long time and I think I finally put my finger on it. It’s too sweet and a little gimmicky for my taste.
That leaves one, (or the other, since they don’t work as a series) to enter. Decisions, decisions.