My Art seems to be creating an energy flow that I am following or running behind. It is appearing in many new venues this summer and I am trying to absorb one, before the prep for the next one...and a new one appears on the horizon.
It seems to be taking on a life of its own, separate from me, yet completely attached.
My book was shipped and is on its way, new quilts added to a Ziyad & Co., in Calumet, and the Strawberry Festival is next week, where I am featured, or my quilts are, the Women In New Directions want to use me and my Art in various upcoming events....etc.
As I rode my lawn mower, I recalled a winter day many years ago, where in the first few months of my breakdown, I was walking along our road, having turned and was making my way home, and how I had a vision of my quilts being displayed as a group. How they would be a collection...with a story to tell.
And now it seems to be coming into reality.
I didn't know and still don't really know the path my Art will take, but it seems the Universe does. My job is to create quilts and be open to trying new things, to do what I am passionate about, and the road up ahead opens up.
It is exciting, thrilling and a bit scary. On August 9th, I will be speaking before a 100 people, me and my Art. It is a community event, a fund raiser...another item added to the to do list for my Art.
My dream or vision had been to use my quilts and my story, to knit them together to help inspire others...it feels like I have been working to get to this point, although I never knew when it would happen. I just felt it would. I never thought to stop making Lady Quilts.
Looking backwards, it is like I am being led, that the next thing to happen happens and I say yes. I meet the right person who hands me off to the next. The orchestration is beyond what I could design...
My Art... My Lady is leading the way....as usual. I love that My Lady is included, for I feel a very strong bond with her. That together we are quite a pair. I know without her I would not have gotten to this point and oddly without me, she wouldn't have been born. She is within me and I am in her.
My Lady and I...the road ahead is unknown, a mystery. Just like Art unfolding, we can't know what the final picture will look like, we just keep doing what we feel is right, what excites us.