Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One Hundred

So, this is my one hundredth post and I feel like I should be doing something monumental with it. I could list my hundred favorite sites to visit on the internet( and there are at least that many), or a hundred places I'd like to visit before I die, or maybe my top hundred favorite songs. But I don't have time to do any of that. I've been super busy lately with my shop and upcoming shows. So I'm going to devote my one hundredth post to celebrating all the incredible images and people I've encountered through my involvement in blogging and flickr and etsy.
This has been an unbelievably inspiring year. Before I discovered this online community I often felt that my eyes were hungry to see new work. It just seemed like new books and magazines couldn't come out quickly enough for me. All that has changed. I have this incredible access to more images than there are hours in the day to view them. Even better, though, is the opportunity to put my work out there and get feedback on it.
When I was in Art School one of my professors declared to the class that we should enjoy the attention we were getting as students because once we graduated no one would care about our work. That may have been true in the past, but I don't think creative people have to accept that reality anymore. Some may lament the changes the internet has wrought, but I am so grateful to have beauty and inspiration and another set of interested eyes just a few keystrokes away.
And, because I've never posted without images...

10 comments:

Kineret WillowGreene said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Your work is so beautiful--both on the web and in my living room! Truly inspiring!

Jen said...

Here's to your first 100 posts--and more fabulous cushions!

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I love your work. When I started blogging (almost 100 posts ago) there was this urge to see all the creative outburst of others too. It took me some months to sort out to stay on my own path and make the things that are closest to my abilities and creative skills. I still love to see what other bloggers make and it sometimes influences you in a surprising way. Good luck with the next 100 posts!

Lauren said...

Congratulations on your hundredth post! You have beautifully described the way I feel about blogging too, and the awesomeness of the online community! Keep making your beautiful work- I think the new twinkle pillow might be my new favorite.

iHanna said...

Congratulations to your anniversiery and I agee with you, internet is great. Love your coasters and pillows, lovely colours and lots of inspiration!

dawnkristine said...

Congrats! And again, your work is just splendid!

Kris said...

Loved your 100th post! I too identified with what you had to say. I am a reformed magazine addict, and it's the internet that has reformed me! Long live blogging. Long live your blog!!!

Lauri said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I do read your blog fairly often, but I don't know that I've ever commented, but, in honor of this commemorative moment I will...I just have to say I LOVE your hand dyed fabrics and I am totally in love with that pillow with the circles all over it!!! (Do you call it 'Twinkle'?) Gorgeous!

Do you ever teach classes on hand dying? I do a little experimenting on my own but I really want to learn how to do it for real. And I'm just down the road in San Antonio and wouldn't mind driving to Austin if you did.

Anonymous said...

I just saw your work on etsy and am totally blown away - thanks for the inspiration. Do you use some sort of stitch regulator on the free motion quilting or not? I am new to machine quilting and am wanting to leave straight lines behind. I look forward to seeing more of your work. ~AK

Rebekah said...

your log cabin coasters are gorgeous as are all of your pillow designs! I'm so glad that I discovered your site tonight!