Monday, May 19, 2008

Take a Deep Breath....

Going to Market was wonderful- I talked to so many kind and helpful people and saw so many things of beauty...It just inspired and overwhelmed me so much. I had been warned of the enormity of the show, I knew it was going to be HUGE. But what I wasn't prepared for was the incredible energy and extraordinary creativity which surrounded me. I got about a third of the way down the first aisle, and I just felt....small. Humble. Unworthy. Like I shouldn't even be there...

It is hard for me as an artist to recognize my own gifts and talents. It seems to me that everyone else is always way more talented. I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, but I often do. I guess maybe we all do. I just know that I have tried to do lots of other things with my life- I have worked as a waitress, nurse, administrative assistant, day care provider, and more. None of those things has ever come close to filling me up the way art does. I know it is what I am supposed to do.

So I forced myself to take a deep breath and push those feeling of insecurity aside...And after a while I thought...I knew...that I belong here. And it was wonderful, being swallowed up by that energy and excitement. And it has inspired me to continue to pursue my dreams, to have a plan for the future, but not to get so caught up in ambition that today loses its joy.

Put God in charge of your work,
then what you've planned will take place.
We plan the way we want to live,
but only God makes us able to live it.

While I was at the show, I met up with the ladies from Moonlight Design, they specialize in patterns for wearables. They had picked up some painted pins from me a while back, and they use them to accessorize their sample jackets. So my pins actually made it to Market before I did! Here are some photos of their cute jackets.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! How exciting! Did you go to sell your beautiful quilts/patterns? Your pins look as if they were made just for those jackets!

  2. How wonderful! Your pins are beautiful on those jackets. I hope you go next year as an exhibitor.



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